The past few days have been frantic. I don't know why it's happening but questions that should have been asked ages ago by both sets of lawyers have only gotten round to being discussed and resolved.
Legal issues that I thought would have been addressed at the outset of our journey to secure the lease on the pub are only just being tied up minutes before the missives for the pub are due to be signed.
There's been horse trading left right and centre, subsequently each time my phone rings I can hardly bear to answer as it's usually just another complication.
It can be tough being the little guy in negotiations with a big pub company as they hold all the cards, but myself and R are not in this business to be ridden rough shod over.
The pubco seem a bit miffed at how thorough and fastidious our lawyer is being with regard to the lease and the missives, but he is only doing his job and looking out for us, his clients.
Again, myself and R feel that its worthwhile at this point in time to make the effort to get all the legal stuff concluded to our satisfaction as we feel this will ultimately save an awful lot of time, effort and money in the long run should something pop up at a later date but it all takes something we seem to be running out of - time.
I am sure we will be able to agree on all the points that are still outstanding, but the pressure is on to get things concluded. The Pubco are stating that the contractors will have to walk away from the job which will add to further delay if we do not get everything agreed within the next hour or so.
It really is like being between a rock and a hard place. If we want to get the pub up and running before we shell out even more money concessions will have to be made, but what it really boil down to is who blinks first.
I can tell you for a fact that this guys not for blinking.