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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 19th Sep 19, 11:15 PM
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    Abandoning a house
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    • 19th Sep 19, 11:15 PM
    Abandoning a house 19th Sep 19 at 11:15 PM
    My house which I own outright is very large 4000 sq ft part 17 cent. it is a nightmare to heat as no central heating and hot water it leaks water from the roof and loads of water pipes, threadbare carpets and lots of fused lights, full of clutter.

    I have had enough and plan to abandon it to whatever - can anyone stop me - tough if they can.
    Last edited by aardvaak; 19-09-2019 at 11:39 PM.
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    • missile
    • By missile 19th Sep 19, 11:40 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 11:40 PM
    It has to be worth something? Why abandon, sell it.
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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 19th Sep 19, 11:47 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 11:47 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 11:47 PM
    It has to be worth something? Why abandon, sell it.
    Originally posted by missile

    Believe me it is not saleable apart from the fact there is clutter everywhere judging by how people tart their house up for sale this is unsaleable, therefore valueless, it is also full of clutter which seeing homes under the hammer is a putter off

    It is in a rural are


    It is not listed it is mine surely I can do what I like with it including taking a bulldozer to it if I could be bothered
    Last edited by aardvaak; 19-09-2019 at 11:49 PM.
    • ka7e
    • By ka7e 19th Sep 19, 11:59 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 11:59 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 11:59 PM
    It must have a monetary value, even as a potential building site! At least get a valuation - from a local auction firm if estate agents aren't enthusiastic. Totally run-down, rural, doer-uppers are some people's idea of heaven.
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 20th Sep 19, 12:05 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 12:05 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 12:05 AM
    It must have a monetary value, even as a potential building site! At least get a valuation - from a local auction firm if estate agents aren't enthusiastic. Totally run-down, rural, doer-uppers are some people's idea of heaven.
    Originally posted by ka7e

    As I have said it is full of clutter that I can not now be bothered to remove as seen on homes under the hammer that seriously puts people off and on there it is usually have a basis to start here I don't know where anyone would start


    This place is making more and more depressed to the point of desperation
    Last edited by aardvaak; 20-09-2019 at 12:11 AM.
    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 20th Sep 19, 1:03 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 1:03 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 1:03 AM
    Isn't this a repeat of a thread from a year or two ago?
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 20th Sep 19, 1:12 AM
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    Keep pedalling
    • #7
    • 20th Sep 19, 1:12 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 1:12 AM
    Isn't this a repeat of a thread from a year or two ago?
    Originally posted by jamesperrett
    There was another thread by another poster who insisted his home had no value, but I think that was a flat rather than a house..

    As others have said all land has a value and if the OP wants to be totally free of this property they should sell it, unless they want to go on paying council tax on a property they no longer occupy.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 20th Sep 19, 1:42 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 1:42 AM
    I now feel so depressed that I sit on here most of night and hardly have any sleep - I can't
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 20th Sep 19, 2:00 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 2:00 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 2:00 AM
    What do you really want from these two threads?
    Declutterbug-in-progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 20th Sep 19, 7:28 AM
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    It has probably got worse but as a building site that won't be an issue.

    Why did you not sell last time you had a moan in feb 2018.

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5800983

    Earlier this year you were talking about major renovations that you could not afford.

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6040165


    Not sure when you inherited but there are posts back as far as 2013 that suggest you needed to review your plans for the property based on your resources.


    I suspect you are in Suffolk(Ipswich area?) and that will be a building plot worth some money

    Probably enough to free you from your burden and buy a small place outright.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 20th Sep 19, 7:33 AM
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    OP has a history of just letting things drift along and not taking positive action.

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5579632
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2786522
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 20th Sep 19, 7:36 AM
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    plots for sale within 10 miles of Ipswich


    How big is your plot
    Is it anywhere near current development?
    What does the local plan say about developing existing sites or any sites near you?
    • snowcat75
    • By snowcat75 20th Sep 19, 8:00 AM
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    Unless its in a flood plain It would be worth something, a probably quite a bit.. If there's a dwelling there and it can be condemned then PP is a dead cert. clearance of a site in the great scheme of things is fairly non expensive, A machine decent driver and R and R bins would see everything flattened cleared and ready to rebuild in under a week.


    If your Suffolk, Norfolk or that way I reckon I could shift a plot or be tempted to re-develop it myself in a heartbeat.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 20th Sep 19, 8:09 AM
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    This sounds like the sort of place a lot of people would love to get hold of. Get it re-roofed, get the plumbing sorted at the same time as having heating sorted.

    I personally would probably take it back to it's bare bones if the building was worth saving. New floors, new plaster, good chance to get decent cabling in of all sorts too.

    If I had the money and it was near me I would have it in a shot.

    Sell it as it is, even if the new owner has to clear it out. To me something like that sounds like a clean slate!
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Rusty Shackleton
    • By Rusty Shackleton 20th Sep 19, 8:56 AM
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    My house which I own outright is very large 4000 sq ft part 17 cent. it is a nightmare to heat as no central heating and hot water it leaks water from the roof and loads of water pipes, threadbare carpets and lots of fused lights, full of clutter.

    I have had enough and plan to abandon it to whatever - can anyone stop me - tough if they can.
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    If you want rid that badly, get in touch. I'll give you 100 for it
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 20th Sep 19, 8:59 AM
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    How many threads are you going to discuss this in.

    If you just want rid then stick into a property auction.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 20-09-2019 at 9:02 AM.
    • Rabbit24
    • By Rabbit24 20th Sep 19, 9:08 AM
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    Firstly, I'd make an appointment with your GP to discuss how depressed you're feeling.
    As to the house you could (if you had the funds) get a professional firm in clear it. We did this recently with a very cluttered three bed semi. It was all done in a day and it would have taken us months.
    You are going to have to find somewhere else to live if you abandon the house so why not rent and then, once you're out of there, put the house up for sale. I'm sure that someone will take it on even if only for the land value, especially if you don't really care how much you get for it.
    Anything is better than nothing and the money would help you make a fresh start somewhere else.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Sep 19, 9:29 AM
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    Firstly, I'd make an appointment with your GP to discuss how depressed you're feeling.
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    Originally posted by Rabbit24
    I second this. At present, your post shows you're not thinking rationally and decision-making under those circumstances is both difficult and unwise.

    The bottom line is that you have an asset worth thousands, regardless of its condition or contents, so walking away from it isn't something anyone making a cool, calculated assessment would do.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 20-09-2019 at 9:40 AM.
    Things are more like they are right now than they've ever been.




    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 20th Sep 19, 10:39 AM
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    plots for sale within 10 miles of Ipswich


    How big is your plot
    Is it anywhere near current development?
    What does the local plan say about developing existing sites or any sites near you?
    Originally posted by getmore4less

    Most of those have Plan. Perm.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 20th Sep 19, 10:41 AM
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    Unless its in a flood plain It would be worth something, a probably quite a bit.. If there's a dwelling there and it can be condemned then PP is a dead cert. clearance of a site in the great scheme of things is fairly non expensive, A machine decent driver and R and R bins would see everything flattened cleared and ready to rebuild in under a week.


    If your Suffolk, Norfolk or that way I reckon I could shift a plot or be tempted to re-develop it myself in a heartbeat.
    Originally posted by snowcat75

    I thought only rented props., could be condemned
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