The deed is done!
I have pressed Send on two emails. One to my housing association, and one to my solicitor. I have now instructed the resale of my shared ownership flat.
Nervous. Anxious. Scared. Worried. Excited.
I still have the TA forms to complete for the solicitor, but I have downloaded them to the computer to print off, and I will complete them manually. I found it awkward doing it online, and don't know if I submitted half completed forms, or whether any actually got saved!
I expect the next step will be the solicitor asking for a sum of money up front (refundable if the flat doesn't sell).
I have decided that after Saturday I will no longer buy a daily newspaper (the Mail, Mon-Sat) because I can't see myself having the time. They are already stacking up and I have to have a binge read every now and then. My recycling bin will stay a lot emptier, that's for sure, but mainly it will free up my poor brain.
So there. I've started the ball rolling.
It could end up that Holly and I would go into rental, which is plan B. This would mean me being able to look at properties to buy, at leisure, and then when I've bought, to do it up completely to how I want it, before moving in with us and the furniture. When I am in Suffolk week after next I will pop into several estate agents and give them my requirements. Yes it will be a bit early for that, but no harm in letting them know my interest.
I have dragged my feet a bit this time round, because nearly 2 weeks have elapsed on the flat valuation validity, and the HA will need to send round a photographer. With me being away for a week soon, this could massively delay progress, but worst case scenario would be paying for another valuation in early October. I had to get my head around the price of the valuation (quite disappointed) and was waiting for sis to view a potential property. As it is a maybe she said I can't put in an offer till my one has sold. And that can take time.
Wish me luck, and I will post progress on this thread.