I used to communicate by hand signals to the solicitors across the road. Faster even than any modern means of communication.
And most of the messages were polite, too!
Wow! Excellent news, and new adventures! Great start to the year; I hope the solicitor shenanigans are kept to a minimum and all goes smoothly.
Congratulations, you had been giving some hints. We've never had to move out and in simultaneously either, which is lucky. It must be terribly stressful at the best of times and, as you say, so many solicitors spin the whole thing out for months for no apparent reason.