Forever the pessimist, a million and one things can go wrong with the buying process so I’m not holding my breath (yet).
A million and one reasons? The one has appeared.
Day one and the house purchase goes on hold!
We’ve got degrees of home ownership in the UK.
- One’s called Freehold where you own everything from the shingles to the driveway.
- Another type of Freehold is you own the property forever but NOT the land it stands on so pay rent. Typically park homes. The trailer park sort of thing.
- To leasehold where you own the property for a set time (/in years), but also have to pay ground rent and maintenance.
- To rental where you don’t own jack$41t!
I’m very proactive when it comes to our money as we haven’t got a lot.
So I’m checking things out on the internet and find on the title-deed . . . .
The property is freehold BUT the land is leasehold.
You may notice that’s item 2 on the list.
So we’ve contacted the realtor and surprise, surprise, he knew nothing about it!
OK, I’ll give him the benefit of doubt as some vendors are ‘forgetful’ when discussing little things like ownership.
Only now the B.S. is coming down the phone and B.S. doesn’t baffle my gray matter, it just makes me MAD! Anyway, tomorrow is another day.
Unless the title deeds are changed to a true FREEHOLD, we have to walk, or is it run, or is it just cry a
bit lot while running!
The car is already sighing and thinking OMG, how many more miles do I have to do before I go to that almighty car park in the sky?
As for SWMBO? Like me she is well stressed.
So, its ice cream all around (comfort food) and two Valium then early to bed.
Trying to sleep but thinking:-
My poor aching legs, back, arms, head, eyes, actually it might be easier to list what doesn’t hurt. That’s going to be my left earlobe (if I can keep the sun off it).