Dave, Natasha and myself met the landlord in a pub in East Finchley this afternoon for a chat so he could meet us - although the estate agent is actually managing the property (as the landlord lives in Jersey). He was a really nice guy, very easy going and about our age.
So fingers crossed everything goes smoothly and we'll start to move in the next few weeks. Jade is moving into ehr new home on Thursday so Dave and myself will be the only ones here for a week to two whilst we transfer everything over to the enw house and get phone lines, internet, etc sorted for our arrival.
A new chapter begins and I'm very excited. I'll make a post about the new housemates at somepoint when things have settled a bit :)
I feel a lot better now things have been resolved though.