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About Beagleclarke

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  1. Are they considering your offer? Obviously my offer wasn't considered all that bad or I feel they would have rejected it by now!
  2. This is good advice. Thank you. I do have a conveyancing solictor already lined up. She's the solictor who handles all my FIL's property exchanges so she has a good relationship with the family. The EA and vendor are aware that I'm good to go, though I'll emphasise that I'm not in a rush either.
  3. I imagine you could well be right. I plan to leave it till Monday and then let him know I'm looking elsewhere. I am anyway, this is true, but I would really like this one.
  4. Apparently the other person's house is on the market but not under offer or anything. This might seem silly, but do you think it's worth offering to fill the oil tank, paying for the garden to be done, and to take care of the house clearance, this kind of thing that's a hassle that the vendors still need to handle? If they accept my offer of course. Just to make the transaction as smooth as possible for them. I'm thinking that we have 4 people in their 60's here who live far from the property for whom taking care of it is a pain in the bum and the winter is on the way. Covering these kind of
  5. I know his interests are with the vendor, but he has no other offers on the table so I thought he'd be keen to close the deal. He certainly Let me know that he thinks my offer is stronger than the competing offer.
  6. I'm not in a hurry to move in that we aren't under pressure at all. No kids or anything and not much in the way of furniture etc to store. We are staying with family for as long as we need. The estate agent has made it clear to me that he thinks I'm the better option, but then the other EA is the one who has the 'other offer', if it exists, so 'my' EA would be gunning for me in order to get the commission (if I understand it properly?) If they were lying about the other offer wouldn't they pretend it wasn't subject to sale?
  7. I did call the EA, by the way. He said he'd heard nothing yet, but he took that as a positive sign. They are living all over the place so I understand it taking them longer to all get together to discuss it.
  8. The other offer is 'subject to sale'. Should I not leave my offer as is unless they accept the other offer and then perhaps offer my 3k limit more? If the other bidder is waiting to sell a house they could be waiting for some time. In the meantime the vendors are having to agree on who will go and stay in the house this week, and put oil in the tank, and top up the electric etc (they obviously care about keeping it in good condition as they have been doing this, remember they are in their 60's and live all over the place, not locally). I am a newbie so I could definitely be wrong, but for me I
  9. Hello, I've put an offer of £140000 on a house that's been on the market for four months (asking price £169950 but no upstairs bathroom and very dated interior in a relatively slow moving rural area where prices tend to drop before they sell). The house is being sold by the children (all in their 60's) of an elderly woman who died. All the heirs are scattered to the four winds - none of them live locally to the house - so I think they might be keen to get it off their hands and save on travelling over to the house to turn on the heat etc as the winter sets in. The EA certainly hinted at this.
  10. Just to let you know, I have out an offer in. Another person has also made an offer 5k higher than mine, but theirs is subject to sale while we are good to go now. The family are considering it, so fingers crossed!
  11. Thanks a million for your advice. I think I'll go in at £130000, as I can easily list how and why that figure is fair, and then see what happens. I've been living in old houses my whole life, and Ive been renting a similar sized house that was built around the same time for the past 4 years so I think I'm acclimatised to the higher heating costs. It's worth it to me anyway, as I can't see myself living in a new build. Thank you!
  12. Thanks for your advice! I have been looking into this very carefully, all the work was absolutely done properly. It was funded by a conservation grant (which are very closely monitored as you probably know) and I got the plans from the DOE, which I've had an architect friend of my dad's look over. All completely above board an listed appropriate down to the smallest detail. This was all structural work, new roof, re pointing etc and it was all done exactly as it had been done when built so no worries there. When I say it needs work done I don't mean it NEEDS it. You could live without a bathro
  13. I'm a first time buyer with a large cash deposit (£80k) in Northern Ireland. I've seen a house I like in a rural area I'd be interested in living in. The house has been on the market for at least 6 months, as that's how long I've been looking and it was there when I started looking. It's on at £169950 with no drops in price yet. It's a strangely laid out, quite old, house in a slow moving area (houses are sitting on the market for a year or more here). The house is listed and in good structural condition (it had a lot of work done recently). It belonged to an old lady who passed away. Her ch
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