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Phase One, or Zero and One was getting my flat ready to sell and selling it. That has involved a lot of tidying and hiding things and making nice to complete strangers until I was climbing the walls, but it is, crossing every available digit and touching wood, done. The system in Scotland isn't completely watertight, but it is pretty secure and certainly better than England so it's going to be costly for my buyers to back out. That means that I kind of have to move on 29th May. But that is OK because...

Phase Two was looking for and at flats and finding one that worked and offering on it and being accepted. Again the chance that the seller could get out of it isn't zero, but it's close to secure, and they've agreed to my moving date. They also agreed to have the damp proof work that needs doing done so that I don't have to be in a flat with plaster being removed, which is win.

My buyer is a cash buyer with no chain. My seller is moving in to a relative's spare flat for a bit while looking for somewhere else. This is great as it means the only person who has to buy and sell and move on the same day is me. This is still going to be hard but not like impossible. Phew.

And also argh, cos NOW I have to start making lists for Phase Three - moving the rabbit and all the things to the new flat and getting services connected and making sure I've told everyone I need to the address and so on. And I also need to think of what to call it which is Very Important.

There will also be a Phase Four - making new flat lovely and adding double glazing and/or gas heating to it, but I'll deal with that later.

Onward and Downward!

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posted by [personal profile] sfred at 09:07pm on 18/03/2015
Hurray! Good luck!
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posted by [personal profile] hollymath at 10:20pm on 18/03/2015
I'm glad everything is moving along as well as can be hoped for!
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posted by [personal profile] lovingboth at 10:18am on 19/03/2015
Yay!

I can confirm that being somewhere where plaster is being removed is a nightmare - the only good bit is getting to touch the new plaster and be amazed at how smooth it is! - so double yay.
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posted by [personal profile] lovingboth at 10:19am on 19/03/2015
Oh, given the situation with the buyer and seller... apart from the obvious money aspect, do you have to actually move everything at once?
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posted by [personal profile] purplerabbits at 01:18pm on 19/03/2015
Well it is the money which makes it essential to move all at once, cos I'm buying flat 2 with proceeds from flat 1!

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