Flat sold

As suspected, the buyers of my UK flat were stalling so they wouldn’t have to pay an extra month of mortgage payments. As soon as September rolled around they suddenly decided they wanted to exchange documents as soon as possible, with completion set for the 13th. In related news, UK mortgage lenders have just announced that property prices just dropped for the first time in years: Martin Ellis, chief economist at Halifax, said: “This looks like the start of a genuine downturn.