Friday, March 27, 2009

It's make-your-mind-up time

Remember this?

The vendor came back to us with a much improved attitude. This time, we and our lawyer have copies of a document signed by the said vendor.

So, maybe this time... Champagne is in the fridge, but isn't going to be opened until I have a copy of the title deeds in the names of Goat and Beloved.



Gnomad said...

Does this mean that we have to lift the curse we laid upon the vendor even unto the third generation?

I will wait for confirmation of success before withdrawing the nails from the Cypriot wax doll :)

Grumpy Goat said...

Now suddenly, at the vendor's behest it's all a mad rush to complete the deal.

When I mentioned that the vendor could have had the money in January (instead of futilely holding out for an unrealistically high price), my lawyer was astonishingly profane down the telephone.

Anonymous said...

Don't understand grump, why was YOUR lawyer profane? Against you? Against the seller? t-m-i-l

Grumpy Goat said...

Our lawyer expressed her exasperation at the seller.

Remember that, having agreed a price, the seller then demanded a much higher price and wouldn't budge downwards despite having no alternative buyer. Gazumping doesn't work when there's only one offer on the table.

It's ridiculous that he had to come back a couple of weeks later with a more sensible price; if he'd offered that in January the deal could have been sealed in January.

Instead, the vendor chose to procrastinate about the bush, and then whine about how long it was taking to finalise the deal. D'oh!

Mme Cyn said...

Plus, the lawyer didn't realize that we were going after the same property, given how we'd been jerked around previously. It was a case of realizing the hurry-up jackass was the same jackass from before.


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