At long last...... | MotorhomeFun | The Motorhome Support and Social Network

At long last......

Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
So, after ten long agonising months of the worse stress we have ever know trying to sell our house, we have finally moved out as of yesterday and are now full time living in the van. We are elated and overjoyed now because of the absolute fiasco and farcical we were in caused by extremely amateur estate agents and solicitors. It was touch and go all the way to the final day with exchange and completion on that day. Never again. :doh:
 
Nov 5, 2014
1,280
6,140
Borders
Funster No
34,127
MH
Van Conversion
Such a relief when it finally happens. My last sale took 6 months mainly due to buyers solicitor and was completed on the last day of the mortgage offer to my buyer. On the day before the sale I had to commit to moving out my furniture and put into storage not knowing if the sale would definitely go ahead.
 

Hollyberry

LIFE MEMBER
Apr 24, 2011
5,612
42,420
New Forest.
Funster No
16,134
MH
None.
Exp
4yrs
I think it all went pear shaped when law firms started using conveyancers ( probably paid peanuts) and piling the cases on them. The big online conveyancing firms can be awful to deal with.
But it’s all behind you now!!!! Hope you have great adventures ahead.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
OP
TheAleMan
Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
Such a relief when it finally happens. My last sale took 6 months mainly due to buyers solicitor and was completed on the last day of the mortgage offer to my buyer. On the day before the sale I had to commit to moving out my furniture and put into storage not knowing if the sale would definitely go ahead.
That was exactly our scenario yesterday too, so you know what kind of stress we was under (y) You really can’t make this stuff up. Anyhow, all done now so onwards and upwards.
 
OP
TheAleMan
Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
Well done Aleman as you know we left on the 5th of March and must admit we love it, currently in Portugal as of today.
Be nice to meet for a beer one day 🍻
Enjoy
Thanks Ironsides. I don’t think we’ll have any problems adjusting to this way of life and a beer is always a good idea. :giggle: (y) 3rd night coming up and loving it.:giggler:

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

Carol

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 2, 2007
14,029
49,540
North Wales.
Funster No
519
MH
A class
Exp
14 years s Motorhome (33years caravans)
TheAleMan good to hear that is behind you now and you can start your new journey, please keep us posted how you get on and were you get to. New memories to be made
 
Oct 6, 2019
52
153
Funster No
64,966
MH
Coachbuilt
Exp
Since 2017
It was touch and go all the way to the final day with exchange and completion on that day. Never again.
I went through an enforced ‘simultaneous’ same day exchange and completion 3 weeks go.
I’m not moving again !
Stressful !!

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
OP
TheAleMan
Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
Hi David and good luck with your plan. We are imminently going to Scotland for a two week holiday, then it’s back the site we are on now and back to a normal working life, just doing it from a van instead of a house. We will move sites (CL’s, CS’s) every few weeks for a change of scenery and a different view, but probably carry on working, albeit part time for the pair of us for a few more years and then see how it goes. Hopefully by then we’ll be able to travel more extensively. (y)
 
OP
TheAleMan
Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
I went through an enforced ‘simultaneous’ same day exchange and completion 3 weeks go.
I’m not moving again !
Stressful !!
Isn’t it just, and that’s exactly what we said. :giggle:
 
OP
TheAleMan
Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
TheAleMan good to hear that is behind you now and you can start your new journey, please keep us posted how you get on and were you get to. New memories to be made
Thank you Carol. (y)

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Feb 22, 2008
11,294
24,985
Norfolk
Funster No
1,575
MH
Hymer B544
Exp
Since 2004
Congratulations TheAleMan, I empathise as we went through similar pain three years ago , the actions of some people and “professionals “ take some believing.
 
Feb 16, 2020
16
128
UK
Funster No
68,790
MH
Dethleffs
Exp
Newbie
Hi David and good luck with your plan. We are imminently going to Scotland for a two week holiday, then it’s back the site we are on now and back to a normal working life, just doing it from a van instead of a house. We will move sites (CL’s, CS’s) every few weeks for a change of scenery and a different view, but probably carry on working, albeit part time for the pair of us for a few more years and then see how it goes. Hopefully by then we’ll be able to travel more extensively. (y)
Good for you AleMan - think we should have done the same a few years ago, different scenery every week or two sounds idyllic to me. We will be following in your footsteps - our first trip will be to see some friends in Scotland, then travel back down the country meeting other friends, before the train to France and the wide expanse of Europe :)
 
Feb 14, 2018
380
882
Manchester
Funster No
52,407
MH
Euramobil integra
Exp
Lots now
That’s wonderful news. Have a great time adjusting to the new freedom.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Apr 9, 2015
110
87
Darlington for now ...
Funster No
35,770
MH
Pilote 740GJ
Exp
Every day a schoolday
Glad to hear other people taking the plunge in these crazy times we find ourselves in.
We’ve just gone full time too - our third day today. On a small campsite close to where we work.
Sold one house just before Christmas and are about to sell the second with a sitting tenant. I finish my job on 9th August and Mr B finishes on 28th.
Planning a couple of weeks in Scotland to catch up with family and then hoping to spend the rest of the year in Europe - if we will be allowed in :rolleyes:
After that? Who knows ...... we‘ll think about it nearer the time :giggle:
Sharon x
 

jumartoo

Funster
LIFE MEMBER
Oct 19, 2015
4,622
78,188
Alhama de Murcia, Spain
Funster No
39,634
MH
Hymer Tramp
Exp
Since 1994
So, after ten long agonising months of the worse stress we have ever know trying to sell our house, we have finally moved out as of yesterday and are now full time living in the van. We are elated and overjoyed now because of the absolute fiasco and farcical we were in caused by extremely amateur estate agents and solicitors. It was touch and go all the way to the final day with exchange and completion on that day. Never again. :doh:

Well done. We sold up in the UK in 1998. The intervening years have had ups and downs, and we've gone from caravan dwellers to motorhome dwellers, static dwellers, renters and now back to owning a golf apartment in the Murcia region of Spain. If we get a good few years from that, that'll be good enough for us.

Who knows where life will take you. Just go with the flow and enjoy 👍😉
 
Feb 16, 2020
16
128
UK
Funster No
68,790
MH
Dethleffs
Exp
Newbie
Glad to hear other people taking the plunge in these crazy times we find ourselves in.
We’ve just gone full time too - our third day today. On a small campsite close to where we work.
Sold one house just before Christmas and are about to sell the second with a sitting tenant. I finish my job on 9th August and Mr B finishes on 28th.
Planning a couple of weeks in Scotland to catch up with family and then hoping to spend the rest of the year in Europe - if we will be allowed in :rolleyes:
After that? Who knows ...... we‘ll think about it nearer the time :giggle:
Sharon x
Good luck Sharon, hope you and Mr B have a fab time.

We are waiting to hear exchange date so we can tender our resignations, then, like you, up to Scotland to see some friends ( If you find some gems of places to stay at or places you would not recommend, let us know, always good to have info from those in the know :giggle: (y)) , then work our way back down the country seeing other friends, before onto the train and Europe. Well that's the plan, just hope it is not scuppered.

Safe driving and have fun!!

Signed: Jealous 2 in Surrey! :giggle::giggle::giggle:
 
Last edited:
Feb 5, 2020
273
5,285
Crosby
Funster No
68,535
MH
Benimar 202
Exp
Newbie
Jumartoo, what course is your apartment on out of interest?

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
OP
TheAleMan
Sep 21, 2007
579
665
Essex
Funster No
316
MH
C Class
Exp
Since 2007
Glad to hear other people taking the plunge in these crazy times we find ourselves in.
We’ve just gone full time too - our third day today. On a small campsite close to where we work.
Sold one house just before Christmas and are about to sell the second with a sitting tenant. I finish my job on 9th August and Mr B finishes on 28th.
Planning a couple of weeks in Scotland to catch up with family and then hoping to spend the rest of the year in Europe - if we will be allowed in :rolleyes:
After that? Who knows ...... we‘ll think about it nearer the time :giggle:
Sharon x
sounds like great plant to me...grab it with open arms and enjoy the ride. ;)
 
Friendly professional service from qualified technicians
Rhino Installs
West Country Motorhomes
Top