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    • CathyMB
    • By CathyMB 16th Apr 19, 8:29 PM
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    Seller not concluding missives in Scotland
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:29 PM
    Seller not concluding missives in Scotland 16th Apr 19 at 8:29 PM
    Hi there,
    Thanks for your helpful site. I'm a first-time cash buyer buying a flat in Edinburgh after living in rental accommodation, and had an offered accepted on a flat about 6 weeks ago. My solicitor sent the last missive from my side 3 weeks ago. The seller (who is buying another house to move into) has not yet authorised the concluding missive yet has transferred the balance for her purchase to her solicitor. She has not responded to her solicitors emails to conclude with me yet transferred the money. My solicitor has shown me emails from her solicitor apologising and reassuring that he re-emailed her. My rental lease ends in 2 weeks and i'm moving in with a friend for 10 days til the supposed data of entry. Help - what is going on? Both solicitors have apologised, and my solicitor says her's is a good firm and he has a good relationship with them. Tearing my hair as I can't arrange removals (my furniture is in storage at parents home), delivery of new beds, and have no accommodation arranged beyond the date of entry in 3.5 weeks. All advice received gratefully. Many thanks.
    Cathy MB
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th Apr 19, 8:44 PM
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    My solicitor sent the concluding missive 3 weeks ago. The seller (who is buying another house to move into) has not yet authorised the concluding missive
    Originally posted by CathyMB
    If your solicitor had sent a concluding missive then you'd have concluded missives - there's only one concluding missive. But I am guessing that missives still aren't concluded and you are waiting for the seller.

    Not sure what further advice we can give, it sounds like the solicitors are doing what they can. At a guess there's something holding up her purchase and she wants to conclude both at the same time.

    My rental lease ends in 2 weeks
    Bear in mind that you don't need to move out unless and until the landlord evicts you - which could take ages.
    • CathyMB
    • By CathyMB 16th Apr 19, 9:08 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:08 PM
    Thanks v much for this. Unfortunately my current landlords are friends who are dealing with buckets of personal issues and need space, so I don't want to go down the eviction route. It wouldn't be fair, but don't wanna be left scrabbling for urgent rentals....wouldn't her solicitor know if there was something holding up her purchase as he's acting for her in it (i.e. selling her property and helping her buy the new one)...
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th Apr 19, 9:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:22 PM
    wouldn't her solicitor know if there was something holding up her purchase as he's acting for her in it
    Originally posted by CathyMB
    Yes, probably. And he is meant to disclose to your solicitor what the reason for any delay is. But it could be she has her own reasons, or is just being dozy. Did she sell via a separate estate agent? If so, maybe they can have a word.


    But if the date of entry is still 3.5 weeks away, there's plenty of time for everything to happen.
    • CathyMB
    • By CathyMB 16th Apr 19, 9:25 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:25 PM
    I don't know if she's buying from a different estate agent, I guess so. Thanks will ask my solicitor to ask her's to query with the estate agent....just terrified this will fall through and would rather know in advance so I'm not left sleeping in a dog kennel or wheelie bin.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th Apr 19, 9:41 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:41 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:41 PM
    I don't know if she's buying from a different estate agent, I guess so. Thanks will ask my solicitor to ask her's to query with the estate agent...
    Originally posted by CathyMB
    No, I meant if you had bought her property via an estate agent you could speak to them - they might get a more straightforward answer out of her than going via the solicitors.
    • CathyMB
    • By CathyMB 16th Apr 19, 9:46 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:46 PM
    Ah I see, no via a solicitor/estate agent in one. Will make a temporary accommodation booking at the local Cats and Dogs home. ;-)
    • CathyMB
    • By CathyMB 18th Apr 19, 5:26 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 5:26 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 5:26 PM
    The seller has finally concluded the missives. Thanks for the advice.
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