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After thinking it was going well I had a call from HSBC today withdrawing their mortgage offer because they don't lend on properties where knotweed is present. :evil: They've been aware of it for about a month now so why have they only now made this decision!!!???

 

SO frustrated with the whole process.

 

But, for many reasons we've decided we do want to make absolutely every effort to get this house, so we're going to see a broker tomorrow to see if anyone will lend. Last chance saloon :pray:

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On the plus side (and I'm trying not to be too miserable), I did get my non refundable booking fee back (probably because they thought I was going to go mental over the phone!), and the girls' new lo-rise run should arrive tomorrow :D

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I'm so sorry HSBC pulled out.

How annoying are they that they knew all that time about the knotweed :evil:

 

Hope you get better luck with the lenders tomorrow :D

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Hmmm, maybe they haven't got the money to lend for a mortgage as all their customers with investments have moved them to Swiss bank accounts! :lol:

 

But that's really not on. They are just being picky now. :evil:

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HSBC have got a terrible reputation as a lender at the moment and in the legal world for various reasons. Bit worried by auto correct changing legal to oddball, although that does just about sum up our firm :lol:

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Oh no I am sorry to read that they have pulled out. You are having such a frustrating time. I hope you find a solution. Good luck.

 

Chrissie

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:lol: Chickencam

Ex Barclays here. When I decided to leave after maternity leave and move down here I asked for a mortgage and my own ex-colleague kept trying to make me have one of those interest only ones - when I specifically asked for a repayment. In the end the appointment to see the manager to finalise it was 2 weeks distant. OH made an appointment with the Nationwide and was seen and we had a mortgage lickety spit. We would have lost this house if we waited for the bank!!! Dread to think how other customers were treated. And that was 23 years ago. Oooh 23 years ago yesterday when we moved here!

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Finally - Halifax have said 'yes' to the knotweed. Just a mundic report to do now which is booked for Wednesday (and we know will be fine because we've got a copy of an old one) and then we should be able to get on with it. At last :dance:

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That is great news. I was holding my breath as I read the post hoping for good news for you :D

 

I hope everything goes smoothly for you now.

 

Chrissie

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