The Lady who came with the mechanic was interesting and had her head screwed on the right way. The mechanic inspected the vehicle and gave a long list of everything that was wrong with the Bus some of which was required for the MOT. She fully understood the difference between what was needed and advised. She couldn’t reach the guy who actually bid on it so decided off her own back to go for it and paid in cash.
A quick taxi ride up to the garage and half the money was handed over straight away to pay for the repairs so far and confirmed my booking for Monday to get the final repairs done. It looks like I will need a new caliper on the passenger side apparently.
Anyway, I am relieved now as I should be able to get on my way by Wednesday now so I am much happier.