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    • Heather2603
    • By Heather2603 10th Mar 17, 4:51 PM
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    Time from offer to completion in Scotland?
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    • 10th Mar 17, 4:51 PM
    Time from offer to completion in Scotland? 10th Mar 17 at 4:51 PM
    If a house is currently empty(probate sale) and we make an offer that is accepted how long does it generally take to get to the stage of completion and keys? Or is that how long is a piece of string?
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 10th Mar 17, 5:04 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 5:04 PM
    May largely depend on how long it takes for you to get a mortgage offer.

    Assuming the executors already have Confirmation (not "probate" up here!) and the beneficiaries don't argue about how much the price ought to be, and there aren't any title problems etc etc...four weeks is probably a reasonable minimum timescale.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 10th Mar 17, 8:45 PM
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    We had the option of getting our keys 4 weeks after our offer was accepted. We delayed this to 6 weeks total though as we needed a little more time to sort things
    Last edited by glasgowdan; 10-03-2017 at 8:49 PM.
    • Jackalice
    • By Jackalice 11th Mar 17, 6:48 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:48 AM
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    We offered on the 9th January and received the keys yesterday.
    There were a couple of hold ups on the way such as septic tank registration etc. Most of the delays were due to the deceaseds family not being aware of where the tank was located and with them being based in England there was a slightly longer wait for queries and such.
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