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« Reply #75 on: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 22:47:34 »

Do not buy anything for your new home until you have the keys. Not even when you have exchanged contracts. Trust me, I am talking from experience.

Eeesh Ill take this advice too. Thanks!
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« Reply #76 on: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 09:10:56 »

Good luck Mr. Goat.  As others said, to be super-safe don't buy stuff until you have the keys. On the course of changing house five times, I've had a chain broken twice causing withdrawal well into the process, and once my solicitor failed to exchange contracts when he said he would and I got building work going as previously agreed with the seller. I had to compensate the seller for the damage done until it was sold to someone else.
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« Reply #77 on: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 10:15:34 »

I couldnít resist and bought a £9 set of spatulas and £50 worth of Ecover cleaning products. But these could be used in any house. Iíve not bought them for anywhere specific, honest, so itís fine.
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« Reply #78 on: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 10:23:43 »

Iím early in the process of buying a house in Greece. There, once you have agreed on price, a 10% deposit is put down and then a maximum of 6 months to complete.

If I pull out I lose the deposit, if the sellers pull out I get back double my deposit. Concentrates the mind that.
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« Reply #79 on: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 11:07:30 »

I've bought 7 houses over the years, I know some DIY chains use to offer a 10% discount for home buyers for up to 6 months. Might be worth asking when the time comes.
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« Reply #80 on: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 20:09:05 »

It's taken a while but I get the keys a week on Monday! Very excited.

I won't have WiFi for a bit, is it possible that my Mac laptop can piggyback my iPhone's data connection to browse with?
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« Reply #81 on: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 20:30:28 »

Yea you can do that, pointless unless its on 4g mind
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« Reply #82 on: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 20:44:51 »

and it used to be that data limits for tethering were different to those of your main phone plan.

I say used to be, three dropped theirs. no idea on the others
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« Reply #83 on: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 22:15:11 »

Just buy a cheap dongle or even EE do portable wifi ones now. Smiley They are reasonable enough to tide you over and are more consistent than tethering, unless as Tans said, you have 4G.
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« Reply #84 on: Monday, March 25, 2019, 19:40:56 »

I'm thinking it will only be a few days without internet so don't want to buy anything extra.

Gave the 4G a whizz for browsing on the laptop and it worked brilliantly.
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