Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by Vicky Ayech Post by krw Post by Mike
The money that Kneal gave to Emmurr as part of her deposit on the house
that never was? Did they forfeit the deposit - did they never actually have
to place the money on the line?
No money changed hands.
Maybe it wa a bank loan and not then taken.
I think it was the last day for lodging the deposit; my understanding of
the term deposit is that you _do_ lose it. I think things came to a head
(with their relationship) and they didn't, er, deposit it, and thus lost
the house, or rather the chance of the house.
Who _did_ bag it isn't clear to me or hasn't been revealed (unless it
was Joy, but I don't think so, as she's living in a house that has
obviously already been built, whereas AIUI the deposit was for new ones
that are in the process of being built).
I understood that Emma and Ed had been expecting to move in within a
week or two, so that house must have been pretty much built at the time.
As to what this money actually was, it could have been a deposit, but I
thought not, hadn't they saved money and persuaded her parents to
contribute so that they had a decent cash deposit. I understood that
they had to sign something confirming their income, and declaring that
they could afford to pay back the mortgage, Ed was not prepared to lie
to do this, Emma wanted him to do just that, therefore they fell out, as
well as losing the mortgage and the house.
I presumed that there was a waiting list for these houses, and some
lucky family who thought that they had missed out had some really good news.
I don't know how many houses were built, but there must be more than
Philip & Kirsty's, Joy's and the one that Ed and Emma were to have. We
know that E&E's was more low-cost than P&K's. There must be a good few
new families in Ambridge, awaiting the installation of microphones at
some point shortly before turmoil enters their lives.