We got a letter from our solicitor this morning with the "completion statement" in it. I guess this is as close as we're going to get to something in writing that says "You own the house".
It makes interesting reading. Who'd have thought that in the modern age of the Internet we'd still be charged £50 for "telegraphic transfers". The really interesting part though is that the Buyers paid too much for the house!
After their second viewing they put in an offer of £130,000. Five grand below the asking price (which should have alerted us to the kind of people they are). We outright refused it and they came back with a more reasonable £133,000. However, at some point there has been some confusion and our solicitor had it down as being for sale at £133,500. We noticed this and he told us to ignore it and see what happens - the only decent bit of advice he's ever given us. Looking at the statement this morning I noticed they did pay the extra 500. So, after all that haggling over the damp, the £750 we agreed to knock off only amounted to £250. It's nice to finish with a slight upper-hand!