Hope your all well!
Today is the day before I move house into the first home we have ever bought. We have always rented and I have finally come round to agree after some 15 years of renting that it is indeed dead money. So we took the plunge and have bought a new home. A brand new, sparkly, shiny home. His Lordship has been working really hard on getting everything done as I am one of life’s panic’ers.
We exchanged contract last week and he and his parents with a little bit form me have been decorating and putting up shelves etc since last Friday. It looks great to be honest and I can’t wait to get moved in and unpacked. We have bought a lot of new stuff and completely killed our bank balances. It will be pretty though.
We have had to downsize severely from a 2 bed large maisonette to a smaller 2 bedroom flat but I think with all we have thrown out or recycled we should be fine. Just a few issues of where to put a minority of things. We were so worried that our sofa’s wouldn’t fit in but they will.
I thing I am going to say about the whole experience is that is costs a lot of money. I know it is a hell of a lot cheaper buying a new flat as there is no chain etc and we are not selling a place just buying one. Solicitors and fees and ground fees and services charges etc £1,071 and thats before we have even moved in. At least it is done with now.
The insurance company did make me laugh though. We are on the 3rd floor of our block and we have had an extra clause added to our contents insurance as we are in a high risk flood area. Seriously the 3rd floor, the only water I am actually near is a canal, canals don’t flood, they are not tidal and can be controlled. They say it is surface run off when there is heavy rain etc. Surface run off on the 3rd floor. I said to them I would be more worried about the people in the flats below and the nearby City which we are above. All we got in the way of response was the computer says it so it must be true. Yes deary and the internet says that Elvis is living very happily in a civil partnership with Lord Lucan and their pet Red Rum and all descend from the Universal Overlords living on Mars…..but if the computer said it than it must be true!
The Royal Mail were even better, as it’s a new build it the address wasn’t registered so I emailed to have them add it. They asked for the full address and area. I sent it…..sorry having difficulty finding it. Can you send us more info on the local area, what is it near on either side. Well on one side we have a train station and on the side we have a massive and I do mean massive Royal Mail delivery office. Their response, yes OK we have it now……dear me.
So we are all set to go, just got to get through the day today, do a bit of filming and negotiate getting some iPads out of procurement. Then home for 5 days to pack, move my entire life, unpack it and rest for a few days!