Need a rant. I'd heard the stories, knew that it would be stressful etc, but nothing could prepare me for the level of incompetance involved with the parties responsible for legals, paperwork, agents, etc with the purchase of the house. Holy cr@p, they've absolutely stuffed EVERY step of the way. We've had to basically fix every stuff up through hassling them just to do their jobs. Even had to contact the owner directly just to get a final inspection of the house. Every day now we've got a phone call from someone saying, ah sorry, actually the bank needs (insert form) or someone stuffed the names up (that's happened about 3 times, delaying the process each time from simple spelling mistakes, repeatadly). Settlement has had to be delayed twice now, i'm amazed we haven't been sued for compensation, but i can tell you were i'd be directing the bill! I'm sure any solicitor could sweep through and own the conveyencing market (here) by just doing there job. I know there's red tape but for f#ck sake, it cant be that hard. Anyone else share my pain, probably everyone I'd imagine! Hopefully this can prepare anyone who's intending to purchase a house soon, you're going to come across extreme levels of incompetance!