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Clearing the House

Clearing the House

.Now we have the keys, the hard graft begins. Clearing the house. We have to remove a load of junk that has been left in the house, before we can start the job of removing the fake floor and assessing the damaged floorboards. We will also need to remove the old...
Taking Stock

Taking Stock

We picked up the keys on Friday afternoon, which meant Saturday was the day of taking stock. What had we inherited? What lay beneath that awful fake pine flooring? The Keys Firstly the keys. The Bank of Do I Look Bothered and their solicitors Sue Grabbitt & Run,...

Conveyancing after Auction

Conveyancing after auction is different to the normal process that solicitors are used to following. When you buy a house at auction you pay a deposit and are contracted to complete within 28 days or in some cases, like ours, 14. You should have already done your...
Bidding at Auction

Bidding at Auction

Bidding at auction is not complicated but it is nerve wracking and potentially ruinous. These are the tactics we employed to make sure we emerged intact. The auction was held in London at the Connaught Rooms in Holborn. It’s a long way from Shrewsbury but we...
Preparing for Auction

Preparing for Auction

They say that you should always have a trial run at an auction in case your emotions get the better of you. We saw a perfectly sane woman bid and win £220,000 for a lock up garage in Surbiton! I’m not saying that preparing for auction is unnecessary, but we spent four...