1st October 2020 Update
May I again thank everyone who has donated to the appeal to buy BF Station. I am humbled by your generosity, and grateful for your patience during this prolonged hiatus.
Things are moving at glacial speed as far as preparing for the exchange of contracts goes. The last I heard from our solicitor (last week) was that she was waiting the results of a ‘Title Search‘.
We are ready; the funding is in place (albeit with a couple of short-term interest-free loans, which now must be repaid ~ so we still welcome any further donations people feel able to make) and we are just waiting for the word from the legal agents that we are good to go.
As soon as I have any news about the progress, I assure you that I will let you know immediately.
A quick update …. we met with the agent and vendors on Friday (17 July) and it looks like our offer to buy has been accepted. We are keeping everything crossed.
The previous would-be purchasers had gone as far as having a survey done. One thing that was flagged up was the septic tank (which is actually situated outside the curtilage of the station) which might not conform to modern regulations. New regs. came into force in January 2020 to do with sewage treatment plants. This is unlikely to come to anyone’s attention unless the Environment Agency (another EA!!) decides to undertake a spot-check ~ or when the property is sold. It will be a priority for any new owner to get this sorted.
Buyers Information Forms have been sent out and returned completed to the Estate Agents. ‘Under offer’ has appeared on their website this morning (Tuesday 21 July) and fingers crossed, it proceeds to ‘Sold’!
Any more news will appear here.