The weeks seem to pass one after the other as we get slowly get closer to completion, but with no obvious sign of it ever ending. Until this morning that is!
I rang our solicitor just to bug him really and hope he might make a call which might be the one needed to get through to somebody. Before I even had the chance to ask for news he told me there was good news!
Apparently our Buyers' solicitor had made contact with ours to say she had the mortgage offer and that her clients were coming in to sign later today. This is the best piece of news I've heard in a long time. Our solicitor is planning for completion on Friday. He just needs to talk to the buyer of our buyers' house (who he, coincidentally, represents) to make sure she's happy with that and will call me later to confirm.
I called Karen and the Owners to let them know. Needless to say there's a lot of relief in the air.
It's going to be strange finally owning the house. It already feels like home, so the legal change will make little difference really and probably be a bit of an anti-climax.