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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 6th Jun 17, 9:44 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Rather nice house that comes with a Medieval title of Lord/Lady of Horton (small print, not hereditary and you don't get a seat in the Lords). Lovely views, *and* you get the right to strip any local shipwrecks




    http://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/property-for-sale/gower-horton/sa3-1lb/50064167
    Originally posted by cloo
    What is it with these EA whereby they spend half the 'promotional' video showing furniture!
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    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • lewisa
    • By lewisa 6th Jun 17, 10:36 PM
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    lewisa
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65758484.html

    Wooden paneling and bedroom furniture made from fence panels and pallet boards.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    That's no bedroom, it's a sauna!
    • lewisa
    • By lewisa 6th Jun 17, 10:46 PM
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    lewisa
    Are you saying that you have already 'caught' the previous owner's bad habits, failing to pay bills, driving without due regard to the rules of the road etc and then denying liability?

    If you are, fair enough.

    If not, then you are talking about something else.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    While I fully understand that Mr Previous Occupier can not have any bearing on Mr New Occupier's credit file, it does not mean that there is no potential effect on Mr New Occupier's life. In potentially serious ways.

    Were we still to be in "not at this address" mode for letters addressed to other people, we would not have opened the nondescript plain envelope to Mr Previous Occupier informing him of the warrant of entry, and in 3 weeks time I would have returned home to find my home broken into and a prepay meter installed loaded witb someone elses debt. This would result in a Kafkaesque nightmare to resolve. It is already a Kafkaesque nightmare.

    So by all means cast aside my post in a jolly way, i dont mind, but you should not be advising that previous occupiers can have no effect as it is clearly complete horse poo.
    Last edited by lewisa; 06-06-2017 at 10:51 PM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Jun 17, 7:19 AM
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    Davesnave

    So by all means cast aside my post in a jolly way, i dont mind, but you should not be advising that previous occupiers can have no effect as it is clearly complete horse poo.
    Originally posted by lewisa
    I'm sorry you have been a victim of mistaken identity.

    I'm also sorry that you have misinterpreted my light-hearted response to MITSTM's post on what is a very lightweight thread.

    I could say much more about personal experiences with the kind of issue you raise, and with false accusations, but this isn't the place.

    Good luck sorting it out.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 7th Jun 17, 9:54 AM
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    Lokolo
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66894875.html

    Picture 2 - "Yo listen up here's the story......"

    (they will also never get anywhere near £230k for that "doer upper")
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Jun 17, 1:38 PM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66894875.html

    Picture 2 - "Yo listen up here's the story......"

    (they will also never get anywhere near £230k for that "doer upper")
    Originally posted by Lokolo
    Earworm alert!

    Europop reminder within post ......

    Doh! too late!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 7th Jun 17, 2:31 PM
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    Lokolo
    Earworm alert!

    Europop reminder within post ......

    Doh! too late!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    If it helps, I have self inflicted it on myself.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 7th Jun 17, 2:39 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66894875.html

    Picture 2 - "Yo listen up here's the story......"

    (they will also never get anywhere near £230k for that "doer upper")
    Originally posted by Lokolo
    They're not living there anymore - but they have their washing up in the back yard??????

    Or is the house even worse than we think - ie there isn't even a barrier between their back yard and the neighbours one?

    Not as a gift.....
    #MeToo
    • JP08
    • By JP08 7th Jun 17, 2:51 PM
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    JP08
    Or is the house even worse than we think - ie there isn't even a barrier between their back yard and the neighbours one?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I've owned a place like that. It can be very good. In my case, it meant that the neighbours talked to each other, regular backyard barbecues (if one person lit one up - it was deemed free to bring your own food and put it on, what goes around comes around), if you were wandering round the local pub, knocking on the back doors as passing down the yard generally meant the whole terrace going round the local pub.

    Basically if you don't like the idea of other people around you don't buy this kind of house. So you generally end up with all people that are ok with the idea.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 7th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    Who knew you could enjoy such views in Salford?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42727062.html
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 7th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    zagubov
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66894875.html

    Picture 2 - "Yo listen up here's the story......"

    (they will also never get anywhere near £230k for that "doer upper")
    Originally posted by Lokolo
    It's near the heart of a very nice town- visited it a few days ago. Pretty prosperous, lots of jobs, Great place to buy a house.

    But it has the Buckinghamshire secondary school place lottery.
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    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 7th Jun 17, 9:43 PM
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    Contessa
    Who knew you could enjoy such views in Salford?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42727062.html
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Thanks. You've reminded me of how much I enjoyed reading Heidi as a child. Every Spring and Summer she and Grandad went up into the mountains and loved those views of Salford very much.

    Life was so different then but they were simple and happy times.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 8th Jun 17, 11:03 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42042673.html

    9 photos - none of them inside.
    At the bottom of the listing
    PLEASE NOTE - KEITH PATTINSON ESTATE AGENTS HAVE NOT GAINED ACCESS AT TIME OF GOING TO MARKET - MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE ACESS IS GAINED
    Been on the market since Dec 2013. So either the owner is a complete a**ehole or the EA is lazy - 3.5 years later.

    Having a hairdressers nearby is a key feature!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Jun 17, 6:00 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42042673.html

    9 photos - none of them inside.
    At the bottom of the listing


    Been on the market since Dec 2013. So either the owner is a complete a**ehole or the EA is lazy - 3.5 years later.

    Having a hairdressers nearby is a key feature!
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    The other possibility, I guess, is a tenant that has no intention whatsoever of budging come hell or high water?
    #MeToo
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 9th Jun 17, 8:37 AM
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    Davesnave
    It's owned by a housing association and the tenant probably has a secure tenancy that can't be ended if they keep paying the rent.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • cloo
    • By cloo 9th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
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    cloo
    I remember when we wanted to view a local house that came on the market (that we called the batsh*t house, due to its crazy multicoloured and mirrored mosaic-ed porch), but it soon became apparent that whoever lived there had no intention of letting anyone in, so God knows what it was like inside!
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 10th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
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    lauraland
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65758484.html

    Wooden paneling and bedroom furniture made from fence panels and pallet boards.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Pic 4: Go home kitchen cabinet, you're DRUNK!
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • Cloudydaze
    • By Cloudydaze 13th Jun 17, 2:54 PM
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    Cloudydaze
    A £2.3m house where you have to store the saucepans in the conservatory...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66997751.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 13th Jun 17, 3:13 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    A £2.3m house where you have to store the saucepans in the conservatory...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66997751.html
    Originally posted by Cloudydaze
    Ah...now that's where I'd see it as glassed-in end of kitchen.

    To me - it looks like that thing that barely exists on Planet Earth, ie a house where I wouldnt have to change one single thing (bar putting up curtains, as well as those blinds, at some of the windows).

    That would be it = job done imo.

    EDIT; Now that was a useful exercise personally imo. I've just checked out other properties from this EA. Right - I'm now all fired-up ready to insist upon my floor length curtains/plantation shutters/etc I've decided on - and people are trying to dissuade me from it on this recently-bought house and saying "Difficult...impossible". T'aint the case - a lot of these places have them.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 13-06-2017 at 3:46 PM.
    #MeToo
    • Yoga_cat
    • By Yoga_cat 13th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
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    How odd! I guess that the reception room shown in picture 7 was originally the kitchen, should be the kitchen? But they wanted another reception room so as a result there's now a really small kitchen for a 6-bed house.
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