My partner and I decided to buy a house when he gets back from tour. Not long after he went, I saw the perfect house in the perfect location but after some wringing of hands put it out of my head. Then I heard it's still up after 4 months with no interest with the vendor having lost one house already. So of course I went to see it....Although he's only seen pics he's happy for me to start the process. We're on the verge of putting an offer in and I've arranged an AIP. Neither of us know anything about buying property, particularly timescales. He's back for RnR in 5 weeks then has approx 8 weeks to push. Am I barking mad to even attempt this while he's away? Anyone ever done this? The estate agent said it shouldn't be a problem and the vendor is aware of the situation, but let's face it, they both have a vested interest. Anyone ever been in the same situation and know how realistic this is?