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Offline Ian W

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #2925 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 01:44:21 pm »
I’ve had my flat 5 years and I’m only just finishing it now :lol:

It’s one bedroom.

Offline Disco

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« Reply #2926 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 01:45:45 pm »
I told you not to do that ceiling fresco.

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #2927 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 01:49:52 pm »
You joke, but I did have plaster cornicing and ceiling roses put back in.

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #2928 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 02:18:22 pm »
How often do yous redecorate? I'm talking full rooms repainted or wallpapered etc.

I've been in my place for just over a year, and I'm just about finished completely redecorating the place. Mentioned it to someone in work and they said they redecorate at least two rooms every year.

f*** that. I never want to see a paint brush again.

been in nearly 3 years, hardly touched the f***ing place

f*** that

My wife gets itchy feet all the time - we've moved twice in the last five years and repainted both new houses almost entirely. It's true that it's the cheapest way to "transform" a room, but I hate painting. I'm OK with doing it once when you move in/work out what your plan is for a room, but I would ideally not want to change it again for another decade, if then.

Mind you, we painted our kitchen the week after Trump got in because she wanted "at least something to go blue" (blue is the Democrats' colour over here).
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #2929 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 03:40:22 pm »
Anyone on here live with their parents/in-laws?

We are considering buying a new place with my in-laws as they are getting to their late 70s. I have a pretty good idea of the pros and cons but can anyone give a bit of inside knowledge/advice? Not on the process of buying a place (necessarily) but primarily on day-to-day issues. We'd be looking to have a ground floor suite for them so we could all have some independence. We all get on extremely well, although Grandpa has become a bit Trumpy in his old age which is probably the one real potential for friction.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #2930 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 03:49:38 pm »
Anyone on here live with their parents/in-laws?

We are considering buying a new place with my in-laws as they are getting to their late 70s. I have a pretty good idea of the pros and cons but can anyone give a bit of inside knowledge/advice? Not on the process of buying a place (necessarily) but primarily on day-to-day issues. We'd be looking to have a ground floor suite for them so we could all have some independence. We all get on extremely well, although Grandpa has become a bit Trumpy in his old age which is probably the one real potential for friction.

we lasted a week but the place was tiny, if you buy a massive place with loads of room to escape/hide in then might work i guess
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Offline SEMTEX

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« Reply #2931 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 04:01:07 pm »
surely in OH you can get a place with a 10000 sqft in-law suite on the property? For about a tenner?

Offline Minhosa

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« Reply #2932 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 06:17:10 pm »
Anyone on here live with their parents/in-laws?

We are considering buying a new place with my in-laws as they are getting to their late 70s. I have a pretty good idea of the pros and cons but can anyone give a bit of inside knowledge/advice? Not on the process of buying a place (necessarily) but primarily on day-to-day issues. We'd be looking to have a ground floor suite for them so we could all have some independence. We all get on extremely well, although Grandpa has become a bit Trumpy in his old age which is probably the one real potential for friction.

f*** that. Would rather share my gaff with Joey Fritzl.

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #2933 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 12:28:55 am »
surely in OH you can get a place with a 10000 sqft in-law suite on the property? For about a tenner?

Yeah, that's broadly the plan :lol:. Just trying to get my head round stuff like finances/bills etc.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

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« Reply #2934 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 06:34:37 am »
Should be exchanging contracts today on what should be our final move to our ideal home. Fingers crossed there’s no last minute hitches.. can’t believe how luck we have been so far with buyers/selling.

We tried to buy the same house about 2 years ago so it’s amazing how things have worked out.
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Offline geordie_b

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« Reply #2935 on: Sunday 7 July 2019, 12:40:16 pm »
Can anyone recommend a landscape gardener in the area?

Online Tyne81

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« Reply #2936 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 02:41:15 pm »
Got a mortgage agreed, no chain and the house we like the owners have already bought a place and moved out. There is no other interest in it and it's been up for 7 weeks. The question I have is - How much should we lowball the f*** out of them without causing offence?

Offline Minhosa

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« Reply #2937 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 02:50:05 pm »
Got a mortgage agreed, no chain and the house we like the owners have already bought a place and moved out. There is no other interest in it and it's been up for 7 weeks. The question I have is - How much should we lowball the f*** out of them without causing offence?

Depends on how much it's on for tbh and also how much you've set your hearts on it. Remembering that they could pull out and rent it out if they wanted.

Personally, given you're not in a chain and are probably a dream buyer for them, I'd say you could offer 10-15% under.

Offline TBG

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« Reply #2938 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 03:24:12 pm »
Not sure low-balling will work too well if they can already afford to buy without selling.

Online Tyne81

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« Reply #2939 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:06:01 pm »
Or they have been forced to move quickly and need to sell. I'll happily jump in low as we have the power but my missus is holding me back. There is also a house across the road up for 20k less but not as nice as this and lacking the south facing garden, 2 bathrooms and conservatory. Still leverage.

Offline Joey

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« Reply #2940 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 08:11:04 pm »
Just heard today the person we're buying from has bought in auction and needs done by the end of the month.

Survey is booked for tomorrow, what's even more annoying is that our buyers are dragging their heels, 6 weeks and they've just got the survey done on ours and is asking about wall ties so we've got a builder surveying our place tomorrow.

Halifax have also been messing about, woman at the North Shields branch is useless, lost our details multiple times, didn't put some things on the application, then goes dark to everybody so nobody can speak to her. Fuming.  :mike:

This isn't happening like.

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #2941 on: Tuesday 6 August 2019, 08:23:30 pm »
Recommendations for tidy cables behind a TV?
Jeff's Garage - Cheaper than some other garages.

Offline Fatwax

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #2942 on: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 02:36:52 pm »
Recommendations for tidy cables behind a TV?

Is wall mounting and going behind the plasterboard not an option?
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« Reply #2943 on: Wednesday 14 August 2019, 05:01:45 pm »
Anyone on here know a good landscaper/ groundworker, need some block paving and stone patio work done on new place I've moved into. PM please.

Online Tyne81

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« Reply #2944 on: Thursday 15 August 2019, 09:43:18 am »
Looking for a ball park figure on what people have paid to convert a loft into a room or extend across the house on top of an adjoining garage? Buying a house and seen a couple of properties that we would need to this to in a few years time.

Offline Beren

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« Reply #2945 on: Thursday 15 August 2019, 09:56:34 am »
Don't know about NE prices, but I would imagine they'd start at around £30k based on what I paid in London :lol:

Just ask a local specialist to give you a quote for it.

Offline RS

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« Reply #2946 on: Thursday 15 August 2019, 04:29:59 pm »
Anyone on here know a good landscaper/ groundworker, need some block paving and stone patio work done on new place I've moved into. PM please.

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Online frankpingel

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« Reply #2947 on: Thursday 15 August 2019, 05:15:09 pm »
Anyone on here know a good landscaper/ groundworker, need some block paving and stone patio work done on new place I've moved into. PM please.

Terry Christie
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Cheers RS I'll have a look.

Offline Sho'Time

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« Reply #2948 on: Monday 19 August 2019, 07:25:16 pm »
Recently had the side of my house re-pointed and after clearing up a load of the mess one of my outside drains is blocked. I've probably ended up shoving too much in the way of sand & cement dust & tiny stones down there so my own fault.

Anyway, is there some kind of heavy duty drain unblocker that anyone could recommend to break down that type of stuff if it exists? I haven't tried anything yet but I'm thinking I'll need some Walt & Jesse body disposal acid or some s***. :lol: