A flurry of phone calls with the solicitor this morning and we have finally exchanged contracts: the house is definitely sold. Our completion date, the date we move is Thursday December 17th.
I then spent the morning working down the change-of-address list. So far all the changes have been accomplished online or by telephone or in one case by email: no physical letters written at all. Such a change from the last time I did this in 2003.
Since we're still in process of acquiring the property in Wells, all these transactions relate to our hopefully-temporary sojourn in Reading.
It will all have to be done again in January.