Finally, the waiting game is over.
The agent called on behalf of the owner and reconfirmed that they agreed to my rental proposal. I guess they also liked the fact that I told them I would never sub-let any of the rooms to anyone else.
The new house is a lovely double storey terrace linked, a few minutes walk to a small park and a playground. There are security patrols all around the clock and controlled entries in the evenings. 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a fairly big kitchen with built-ins, a dining hall, a family hall and a porch that could accommodate 2 vehicles.
I am thrilled to bits!