Lease Schmease

The solicitor phoned on Tuesday. She hasn’t been able to find anybody to set up an indemnity regarding the lease problem, and now says that the lease is actually fine as it does in fact comply with the 1985 housing act. Which is good. I’d rather this had happened two months ago, but it’s good nevertheless. So she has recommended to the Halifax that they approve the mortgage immediately. Woo! The estate agent, slightly bemused, called this morning and says he wants to push for completion on the 5th December. It’s unlikely I’ll actually move in then – there’s a bright pink wall that needs repainting, for a start 🙂 – but it won’t be long after that. I’m just waiting for the phone call to confirm that the exchange can finally take place…