And I know I am not being unreasonable!!
The London property market at the moment is nuts. My daughter and her fiance saved their socks off and got enough together for a deposit - just when the market went absolutely mad, due I think in part to the Help to Buy scheme. She has been downright bullied by estate agents e.g. made an appointment this week to view a place in an "open house" situation next Saturday. Phone call earlier today "Can you come today?" "No, I work, and besides it would be nice if my fiance could come and see it with me". "What about Tuesday?" "No, I work and ..." "Well, we're getting offers at the asking price and we can't keep it for you".
Another estate agent told her not to waste her time with a "nonsense offer" unless they could go "up to £25,000 over the asking price"!!!
It's completely crazy and it is having a knock on effect further and further out of London.
A colleague at work bought a house, the seller pulled out of the sale citing "heart problems". The colleague lost money. Less than six months later, same house is back on the market for £50,000 more, leading my colleague to suspect that the seller had simply got greedy.
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