I am so mad. My solicitor is fine and has been more than accommodating - but the other side's solicitor is super dragging their feet.
So I'm buying a home. A little flat a few miles thataway. I put the offer in March. It's now August, and today is supposed to be my completion date - i.e. the day I get the keys and start moving in. I threw all my money at my solicitor to get it sorted, who promptly threw that money at the other side...who hasn't even acknowledged that today is the completion date. This is a solicitor who is so lax that a 12-week process has taken 5 months. Fuck them. "If you don't hear by 2, it'll be Monday." No, I just threw a lot of money at you (I won't say how much, but it's the most money I have ever seen in my life), it'll be when we agreed. Never mind the fact that your laxness has unfortunately caused my solicitor to have to charge me double what I was quoted. And I'm at work this afternoon, so I can't get the keys if they call me at like 4 and say "ohai".
Bonus complaint (related): I bought a very nice washing machine for the new place, and agreed to have it delivered Sunday. I hope I get the keys tomorrow, I can't rearrange delivery.
Bonus complaint the second: I have this weekend off so I was hoping to get in. I won't be off until next week now. So fucking hurry up.
Tl;dr: you throw hundreds of thousands at someone to buy a house in the UK, and they're slower than a pig in treacle.