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    • nimdy
    • By nimdy 18th Oct 16, 11:49 AM
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    Nest Thermostat - Take with me when moving or sell it to the buyer?
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    • 18th Oct 16, 11:49 AM
    Nest Thermostat - Take with me when moving or sell it to the buyer? 18th Oct 16 at 11:49 AM
    Hi all. I purchased a Nest thermostat when I bought my house two years ago. I am now selling the house and wondering what I can do with the Nest. I know I can factory reset it for the new owner, but it cost me a few quid so wondered whether I could buy a cheap thermostat and take my Nest with me to the new house. Has anyone done this before? The other option I have is to leave it on the list of things the buyer needs to pay extra for (like people do with fancy ovens and fridges). But if they decline to buy it I'll either have to go with option 1 or leave it for them anyway. What do you think?
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    • ess0two
    • By ess0two 18th Oct 16, 11:52 AM
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    Suppose you need to work how much it'll cost to leave a working alternative?
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    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 18th Oct 16, 11:52 AM
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    How much did you pay for it? a couple of hundred quid..? And how much are you selling the house for? several hundred thousand pounds....?

    Hardly a material amount is it? Or are you planning on taking the light bulbs with you when you go as well...?!?
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    • By hazyjo 18th Oct 16, 12:01 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:01 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:01 PM
    Is it mentioned on the property particulars/did you mention it on a viewing?


    I would definitely leave it. Part of the house 'systems' now. Buy a new one for the next house if you want it again.


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    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 18th Oct 16, 12:35 PM
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    If you really want to take it with you, I would remove it before anybody views the house, and make sure it's not mentioned in any property details.

    I suspect that if you mention removing/selling the Nest thermostat, most buyers will think you're incredibly petty. It won't help relations with your buyer.


    And If I were the buyer and you were taking the Nest, I think I would insist that the thermostat was replaced by a qualified heating engineer - rather than a potential DIY bodger.

    (Perhaps you fitted the Nest in the first place, but it's best not to highlight that.)
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 18th Oct 16, 12:49 PM
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    A brand spankin' new Nest thermostat is under £190.
    A basic generic thermostat is £15.

    So you're going to go to how much hassle for £165, less the cost of the labour to change it over if you can't DIY it? Do you have spare paint (or wallpaper) the same colour as the wall?

    Or, to put it another way - if you were looking round a house, and saw a shiny Nest stat on the wall, would that be a plus point in your decision to buy that house rather than a different one?
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    • By paul_1 18th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    We sold earlier this year and left the Nest thermostat in place. I don't think the buyer was that bothered about it but it was mentioned in the particulars and verbally as a selling point (it did really reduce our gas bill) so we thought it was only fair.


    I looked into moving it and heating engineers wanted around £50 to remove it, and another £50 to install in the house we were moving to. As ours was a v2 unit (which just did heating not hot water as well) we left it and got a new v3 one (which does hot water) for the house we moved to.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 18th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
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    We've got separate room 'stats in several downstairs rooms controlling each room's underfloor heating - and solar HW. When Nest (or the like) can compare weather forecast information with controlling the boiler and the solar, THEN I'm interested... Until then, it'd be pointless in just one room, and ridiculously expensive bling for all three.
    • nimdy
    • By nimdy 18th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
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    Thanks for your replies. My buyer is a BTL and hasn't mentioned seeing the Nest when we showed him round, but I agree, a £200 bit of kit is nothing compared to the £200k+ price of the house. I guess I'll get a newer generation one at my new house.

    @ReadingTim - funny you should mention the lights. The info pack I was given says if removing light fixtures to replace them with a basic ceiling rose and flex. That seems to suggest people have removed their fittings leaving bare wire?! Would someone really do that?

    @paul_1 - Thanks for the information. I must admit I hadn't yet looked into the cost of moving it from home to home. I also wasn't aware the new ones could do water now. I believe the new house is also a combi though, so buying a new or old one wouldn't make much of a difference.
    Last edited by nimdy; 18-10-2016 at 1:10 PM.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 18th Oct 16, 1:08 PM
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    That seems to suggest people have removed their fittings leaving bare wire?! Would someone really do that?
    Originally posted by nimdy
    There are sellers who would consider taking the wire...
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