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Homeowners: did any of you discover your new place had a surprise feature AFTER moving in?



  • sam1974_2
    sam1974_2 Forumite Posts: 96
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    Adult size disposable nappy behind the radiator in one of the bedrooms ….. used 🤮
  • Splatfoot
    Splatfoot Forumite Posts: 591
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    sam1974_2 said:
    Adult size disposable nappy behind the radiator in one of the bedrooms ….. used 🤮
  • Cactus_Flowers
    Cactus_Flowers Forumite Posts: 48
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    Found one of the bedroom doors had 5 different locks on it - 2 on the inside, 3 on the outside.

  • LippyDoodle
    LippyDoodle Forumite Posts: 260
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    When I was a kid the family moved house. There was no suprise features as such, but they had taken every single light bulb! 
  • walwyn1978
    walwyn1978 Forumite Posts: 837
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    A car in the garage
    With keys? What did you do? 
  • Slinky
    Slinky Forumite Posts: 9,285
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    If I have to deal with my brother's property when he passes away, I'll be sticking it in an auction. The new owners will find an old car in the garage, plus a brand new lean-to conservatory my parents bought in the 1970s and never got around to putting up.
    Make £2023 in 2023
    Water sewerage refund: £170.62,Topcashback: £177.96, Prolific: to 31/8/23 £663.90, Haggling: £45, Wombling(Roadkill): £4.98, Interest: Jan-Aug £66.98, Chase CB £107.33, Chase roundup interest 65p, WeBuyBooks:£8.37, Misc sales: £383.39, Delay repay £22, Amazon refund £3.41, EDF Smart Meter incentive £100, Santander Edge Cashback-Fees: £25.14, Octopus Reward £50
    Total: £1730.73/£2023  85.55%
  • LHW99
    LHW99 Forumite Posts: 3,723
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    We inherited a pair of rusty tractor wheels in the garden of one house.
  • lookstraightahead
    lookstraightahead Forumite Posts: 5,467
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    edited 9 October 2021 at 11:19PM
    Three cats. The owners cat plus two of her mates.

    Then when the cats decided to move, all the mice came out to play. The mice had made a lovely home in the corner bath lagging. They used to scurry across the headboard at night, eat all the fruit, play in the kitchen, sit on the tool box.

  • oystercatcher
    oystercatcher Forumite Posts: 2,312
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    The overgrown garden was infested with HUGE bright yellow slugs, loads and loads of 'em. They only stopped appearing when we started keeping chickens !!
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