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    Probate, Inland revenue and house sales
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    • 21st Jan 06, 11:44 AM
    Probate, Inland revenue and house sales 21st Jan 06 at 11:44 AM
    If anyone can offer advice please do so.

    In a chain, at the top sits a lady who lost her husband some time last year. She was selling the house last summer but it all fell apart because of some requirement between probate/ revenue etc.

    We only joined this chain in December. Everything was then allegedly in place, probate had been sorted. 5 people in this chain. By yesterday everything was lined up for exchange next week, everyone had had surveys etc and we are all feeling confident when her solicitor says that she won't (or can't) exchange without some document from the revenue. This could apparently take between 1 and 3 weeks. We are in the centre of the chain. Everyone is prepared to wait if it really is 1-3 weeks except the FTBs who are getting really irritated. They are talking of pulling out.

    Can anyone guess what this doument might be or how long it may take to get?

    I am worried that the 1-3 weeks quoted may be just to keep us happy and could get dragged out. On the other hand if it is 1-3 weeks we could promise to complete only 2 weeks after exchange rather than 4 and keep the FTBs moving in on the same date.
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