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PCW1983

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 01:31:01 PM »
Yeah it was rotovated to make it dead flat. We got as many roots out as we could before the day it was laid but I understand the turning over just cuts up the remaining roots and spreads them around. Doh.

Dave, we had some turf laid around 3-4 months ago and I thought the same as you about getting it fed, I've asked at both Peter Barrats and Highley Gate in Morpeth an they both said not to feed for the first 6-8 months.
They said that the grass needs to fully take before its fed.
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 01:32:26 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with hiring a cleaner?  Me and the wife are considering it but still a bit 50/50 about the idea
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 01:34:50 PM »
I'd love a garden like.

Have mine. It's about 35 foot, I hate the f***er.
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 01:35:24 PM »
Yeah it was rotovated to make it dead flat. We got as many roots out as we could before the day it was laid but I understand the turning over just cuts up the remaining roots and spreads them around. Doh.

Dave, we had some turf laid around 3-4 months ago and I thought the same as you about getting it fed, I've asked at both Peter Barrats and Highley Gate in Morpeth an they both said not to feed for the first 6-8 months.
They said that the grass needs to fully take before its fed.

Cheers, seen similar on the back of some of the bottles of products. :thup:

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 01:36:01 PM »
I'd love a garden like.

Have mine. It's about 35 foot, I hate the f***er.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 05:24:17 PM »
Its s*** that I'm cutting the lawn in mid October, but wouldn't get rid of turf for the world
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 07:24:34 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with hiring a cleaner?  Me and the wife are considering it but still a bit 50/50 about the idea

Yeah I have.
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 16 October 2011, 07:55:57 PM »
Defo flogging our house, f***ing sick of it....

Been in it to long.

Anyone want to buy it?  :lol:

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #33 on: Monday 17 October 2011, 12:17:54 AM »
f***ing sick of it....

Been in it to long.



know that feeling mate, but worr lass in on about getting wood laminate down to replace carpets so looks like we'll be here a while

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The homeowners' thread
« Reply #34 on: Monday 17 October 2011, 11:19:52 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with hiring a cleaner?  Me and the wife are considering it but still a bit 50/50 about the idea

First of all, most cleaners only like to clean clean houses!

Secondly, ideally find a self employed lass doing for herself rather than one of these corporate jobs.

Word of mouth is the key.

A girl I know has her own business on south Tyneside, is first class and charges £8 an hour.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #35 on: Monday 17 October 2011, 11:35:03 AM »
Had a chat with the missus last night, gonner get this placed tidied up, decorated and then valued.

We have a lot of equity in this place and have room to negatiate down *cough.  Will see what happens.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #36 on: Monday 14 November 2011, 05:42:13 PM »
Loft insulation is £1 per roll with free delivery via nPower/Build Centre at the moment: http://www.npower.com/Home/Energy-efficiency/Home-insulation/DIY-loft-insulation/index.htm

Use IE if you want to order, the process doesn't seem to work on other browsers.

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #37 on: Monday 14 November 2011, 05:48:36 PM »
Nice one.
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #38 on: Monday 14 November 2011, 11:30:14 PM »
Unless Im misreading this Im not sure why anyone would may for loft insulation when the government are giving it away free. (and wall insulation).

http://www.freeinsulation.co.uk/apply/step1.html?gclid=CO3poKijt6wCFUQe4QodflPLMA


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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #39 on: Monday 14 November 2011, 11:33:25 PM »
100% FREE Insulation Grants:

    If anyone in the household receives a qualifying benefit, credit or allowance.
    OR anyone in the household is aged 70 or above at date of this enquiry.
    Lofts must have 2.5" (60mm) or less to qualify for a free insulation grant.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #40 on: Monday 14 November 2011, 11:40:07 PM »
100% FREE Insulation Grants:

    If anyone in the household receives a qualifying benefit, credit or allowance.
    OR anyone in the household is aged 70 or above at date of this enquiry.
    Lofts must have 2.5" (60mm) or less to qualify for a free insulation grant.

Be worth most people ringing up as sometimes you just need to have a child under 6 or even some sort of tax credit which im sure quite a few have, to get both done completely free.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #41 on: Monday 14 November 2011, 11:42:59 PM »
Er well I don't claim any benefits or have a child under six. So that's 'why I'm paying for it' - less than £15 and doing it myself when I want.

Oh, and most people already have more than 60mm of loft insulation, so they'd not be eligible anyway.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #42 on: Thursday 17 November 2011, 09:20:01 PM »
Anyone had a chimney liner fitted recently? How much? :sad:

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #43 on: Friday 18 November 2011, 05:19:10 PM »
First estimate back at £880. Next winter methinks...

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #44 on: Saturday 19 November 2011, 08:39:09 AM »
what do people know about rental markets for 3-4 bedroom houses?  thinking of buying a gaff in tynemouth and then trying to rent it out, i'd prefer to buy something big enough for me and the family to use if i ever wanted to though

is there much of market for rental of big properties, i have no idea 'cause i only ever rented tiny pokey little dives when i was renting ???

suppose gosforth and jesmond would still be nailed on to get rented but not sure i'd fancy renting to f***ing students like

quite like yarm too, might consider that
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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #45 on: Saturday 19 November 2011, 08:44:35 AM »
what do people know about rental markets for 3-4 bedroom houses?  thinking of buying a gaff in tynemouth and then trying to rent it out, i'd prefer to buy something big enough for me and the family to use if i ever wanted to though

is there much of market for rental of big properties, i have no idea 'cause i only ever rented tiny pokey little dives when i was renting ???

suppose gosforth and jesmond would still be nailed on to get rented but not sure i'd fancy renting to f***ing students like

quite like yarm too, might consider that


was considering renting a house coastal when my lass got up the duff.  Tynemouth very popular-  you could expect 800-1200 a month easily in that area. Anyways we decided to buy, as its cheaper- and rent out the two flats we already own- had no bother getting her flat let- in a s**** area in shields.


edit- we went full management , well worth £30 a month.

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #46 on: Saturday 19 November 2011, 08:51:16 AM »
you reckon a house would go no bother then in tynemouth? looking for something right close to the sea like...sounds promising

and that full management fee is f***ing amazing...class!  who did you use?
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #47 on: Saturday 19 November 2011, 08:57:26 AM »
you reckon a house would go no bother then in tynemouth? looking for something right close to the sea like...sounds promising

and that full management fee is f***ing amazing...class!  who did you use?

the management fee was supposed to be 45 on 450 rent- but I kicked off over all the hidden charges that took the 1st months rent off us, so he reduced the charges , on the understanding they can let my flat anarl when we buy.  think the fees will be higher for a grands worth of rent, but still worth it in my opinion, as we were going to let her flat for 400 ourselves- they got us 450 in a week, so we are better off despite the fee. They deal with all the paper work, s****, chasing rent etc.
From my experience of looking at houses for about a year, I would say they all go sooner or later. You can always keep dropping the rent till it goes. If you get a buy to let morgage and pay interest only you could let for 800 and cover the morgage? Im guessing.

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #48 on: Saturday 19 November 2011, 10:22:50 AM »
you reckon a house would go no bother then in tynemouth? looking for something right close to the sea like...sounds promising

and that full management fee is f***ing amazing...class!  who did you use?

the management fee was supposed to be 45 on 450 rent- but I kicked off over all the hidden charges that took the 1st months rent off us, so he reduced the charges , on the understanding they can let my flat anarl when we buy.  think the fees will be higher for a grands worth of rent, but still worth it in my opinion, as we were going to let her flat for 400 ourselves- they got us 450 in a week, so we are better off despite the fee. They deal with all the paper work, s****, chasing rent etc.
From my experience of looking at houses for about a year, I would say they all go sooner or later. You can always keep dropping the rent till it goes. If you get a buy to let morgage and pay interest only you could let for 800 and cover the morgage? Im guessing.

cheers, yeah i can drop the rent 'til it goes like - renting it would be a bonus i suppose rather than the purpose of the purchase, just hoping to kill 2 birds with one stone

need to plan a trip to the UK now to put the plan into fruition i suppose
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #49 on: Monday 21 November 2011, 06:16:44 PM »
Average age of a 1st time buyer is now 43 according to bbc news a min ago