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    • Sassybot
    • By Sassybot 5th Dec 17, 10:47 AM
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    Contract Pack
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:47 AM
    Contract Pack 5th Dec 17 at 10:47 AM
    Hello

    My partner and I had an offer accepted on a house on the 29th November. Neither of us have bought a house before so this is all new - please forgive the silly questions

    I was wondering how long it can take for sellers with no chain to send the contact pack on? Obviously this is a 'how long is a piece of string' type question but having examples might help me understand.

    Today our solicitor sent us a note saying they are waiting for the seller's contract pack and that they have chased them again today. To me this implies that they have already chased even though they only got our paperwork back yesterday.

    I would have thought the seller would have this already prepped since there is no onward chain? I might be living in dream world though!
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 5th Dec 17, 10:56 AM
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    Yup! Dream World.

    It could take from a few days to a few weeks.

    And there are countless other steps in the process, so the speed with which the pack is sent out is pretty irrelevant anyway.

    Go to your local library and borrow (free) a book on house-buying. Eg

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buying-Your-First-House-2016/dp/1522929061/ref=pd_sbs_14_3/259-1375612-3032654?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BCNEWM99SY014F WTJ2JJ

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Buy-House-Kirstie-Allsopp/dp/1444790633

    But the most important thing to learn is patience.
    Last edited by G_M; 05-12-2017 at 10:59 AM.
    • Surrey_EA
    • By Surrey_EA 5th Dec 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:57 AM
    The seller might everything prepped if they are organised, or they might have done absolutely nothing - it depends.

    The draft contract, along with supporting documentation (property information form, fixtures and fittings form etc) might be with your solicitor tomorrow, or it may take a month, or it may take longer. Ask the EA through whom you are buying to chase.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 5th Dec 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 2:09 PM
    You have only just started the process. It can easily take 6 months to buy a house.
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