We pulled out of our second sale1 yesterday. We can’t get a mortgage on this house unless we pay for more surveys, and we already know that the damp proof course has been breached and the whole house needs repointing. Spending money to prove that we can’t afford something we already can’t afford didn’t seem like a great plan so we’ve cut and run.
Feeling a bit sad about the whole thing but I’m sure its for the best. Something will turn up in the New Year I expect.
1 In case you haven’t been keeping up, you can catch up with the whole story