Sounds like a reasonable approach. My only word of caution would be to get any works that you may wish to get done priced up in advance of progressing the sale. Getting work done today is very pricey....assuming you can find a builder with the time to do it!
Ha ha. I thought about what I had written and realised what I would do wouldn't necessarily be a good idea for someone else to follow through on. I'm a ' house is a house there's loads of them, move on' others think a house is 'the one' and falls into a depression if it doesn't materialise.
Ended up with a compromise eventually (owner wanted to take the curtains) Now to try to sort out the legal mumbo jumbo stuff and ring around for lifetime insurance, mortgage protection and all the other requirements so still more before sign off