My Mum died nearly ten months ago now and grief has shadowed me throughout. As the Executor of my Mum’s will, I have gritted my teeth to complete all the necessary ‘sadmin’, including the sale of her house. This sale process has ironically been the most protracted and difficult that I’ve ever experienced. It has now been going on for seven months since I accepted an offer from the buyers. Throughout this year, since my Mum’s death I have had to make regular visits to the house, checking everything and maintaining the garden. It has been a real struggle as every visit emphasises the absence of my Mum. Exchange of contracts was supposed to happen weeks ago but every time there’s another hurdle to cross and the communication between solicitors and estate agents is so slow. I don’t know what I’ll do if this very small chain of only two properties collapses. I don’t think I can bear to go through the process again and for any longer. It’s all so stressful, especially as there’s a lifetime mortgage involved that should be paid off in January.
Hi @Rosiepink. I am so sorry to read your struggle this year with the sale of your mums home. As if it is not enough already to deal with the grief and everything that comes with it. You have been a great support and we are here for you as well if you need to chat or offload about anything. The timescale is ridiculous and I hope that all involved get on with things and stop procrastinating. I will keep you in my thoughts that this completes sooner rather than later. x
Ah thanks so much. Yes, it’s a real burden on top of the grief but no one else seems to realise it! Solicitors and estate agents don’t really deal with compassion as a rule I guess…
@Rosiepink, no unfortunately it is business as usual orbiting around us. It is taking a frustratingly long time but I do hope that you will just get the call to say that it is all happening . I suppose at times like this, we just have to try and remember that the world is not against us, it is just carrying on and we have to try and find strength to face whatever challenges are presented to us. If we can work through our terribly sad losses (and we are each day), we can get through almost anything x