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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:29 pm

Oh, I know full well its not done until its done lol! AND unfortunately I will have to wait a bit longer as they could not get an appointment with the lawyers until 7th March. As they did not have an Orkney lawyer, I recommended the one who acted for the vendor when I purchased, seeing as she knew the property details etc. Until I have that official formal offer in writing, I will still have sleepless nights.
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Val » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:39 pm

Good new RB! Holding thumbs it all works out! :)
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:54 pm

Thanks, Val - I will be glad to see this unfortunate episode in my life well and truly behind me :wink:
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby JKEerie » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:38 pm

Good for you, Rosy!!! I had been praying that this couple would purchase ETC. I'll keep praying that the deal goes through with no difficulty and that you are made whole again after you extended yourself for a really crummy "friend."
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Diat60 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:36 pm

Is the written offer legally binding? I know that Scotland's property laws are different from England's (which really need to be overhauled and rewritten! I speak as one who has bought and sold 3 or 4 properties in England.)
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:50 am

Oh yes, Diat, this written offer is indeed legal and binding in Scotland - that is exactly how I fell foul with ETC - I made the offer and once you make the offer, you cannot retract it for any reason whatsoever. So, although we shook hands on the deal yesterday, I will still be worried until my lawyer receives the written offer from their lawyer. However I think they realise that they have the bargain of the year. It was a bargain at the price I bought it, but even more of a bargain at this reduced price. I could see the surprise on their faces on offering me their opening price - they truly expected me to haggle and ask for more - I just could not be bothered. I even threw in all the furniture/garden equipment/building materials and heating oil all for free. I never did want to make any profit out of this sale, but merely to try and get most of my money back, which indeed I have. Ok I have lost a few thousand, but I can assure you that I will never help anyone out ever again, and to me that is so sad.
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Diat60 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:43 am

I'm sorry you've been so deceived that the "iron has entered your heart" so to speak. But sunnier skies are ahead, you've made more new friends, and your bank account will look healthy again. Just make sure you have some ironclad guarantees in the future!

BTW, what is a Sanday Ranger?
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:25 am

She is our Conservation and Wildlife Officer. She goes around checking on all the wildlife and rescuing any injured animals or birds. Its a full time job and she has proved to be excellent at it in the 4 months she has had this post. She also does guided walks etc around the Island for both the residents and the tourists, amongst many other chores.
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Winfrey » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:20 pm

You do live one interesting and at times frustrating life! Glad it worked out for you... I'd keep the view too.
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:47 am

Emma and Russell, the (hopefully) Purchasers, are having a telephone conference call with their lawyer this afternoon. And then on Monday, hopefully once again, they are going into town on the ferry to sign the official offer letter.

I must not get too excited - I must not get too excited.

Not until the money is in my Bank account anyway :cheers:
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby mbday630 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:26 am

RB, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Diat60 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:48 am

It will happen. I have made the necessary sacrifices and it will happen. (Brian's not too happy that I had to eat all his chocolate as part of the ritual, but needs must.)
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:00 pm

Diat, sometimes we just have to make the necessary sacrifices, even if it is chocolate. We just have to force ourselves. :lol:

Russell rang me again just now - everything is going well. There is a new house purchase tax coming into effect on 1st April, and he wants to buy this month in order to avoid having to pay this tax, so now they also have an incentive to move quickly on this. I told them I dont mind how long it takes for the money to come through, just so long as they sign the formal offer letter on Monday. Then I will have total peace of mind.

I must calm down - I can feel myself getting hyper. :shock:
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby LadyKestrel » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:30 pm

Let Diat channel some of that chocolate to you. It'll help soothe your nerves.
Just hand over the cookies and no one gets hurt!
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Re: East Thrave Cottage

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:27 am

I think that I need something stronger than chocolate, LadyK. but Monday is not far away now.
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