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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    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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    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 25th Jul 17, 9:19 PM
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    Either next door sold it, or they knew how big it was when they viewed. Can't see a problem myself.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I doubt it ever belonged to next door. Have a look at satellite and streetview. They've built the new house in the ten foot that gave access to an area at the back of the houses.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 26th Jul 17, 7:38 AM
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    I doubt it ever belonged to next door. Have a look at satellite and streetview. They've built the new house in the ten foot that gave access to an area at the back of the houses.
    Originally posted by Mardle
    Have done all sorts of peering at street view/satellite/etc - but can't make out whether that's so.

    It's a nice street - little bit of green etc (though I'd be worried now that this house has gone in the gap that someone would be after it trying to build on it).

    Raises the question - are people actually allowed to join a new house onto an existing house if the owner of existing house objects? That's two houses that have been turned from end terrace into mid-terrace by this house - so I was wondering if an objection to that from one or both houses would have been sufficient to prevent it being built?
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th Jul 17, 8:09 AM
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    Raises the question - are people actually allowed to join a new house onto an existing house if the owner of existing house objects?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    The are many caveats, so it depends..... but the short answer is "Yes."
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 26th Jul 17, 9:28 AM
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    I doubt it ever belonged to next door. Have a look at satellite and streetview. They've built the new house in the ten foot that gave access to an area at the back of the houses.
    Originally posted by Mardle

    Not in East Yorkshire are you?
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 26th Jul 17, 10:29 AM
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    The are many caveats, so it depends..... but the short answer is "Yes."
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Crikey.............
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
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    Crikey.............
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I'm pretty sure that my first home, an end terrace, will be added-to in the not too distant future, or there will be a minute gap left between it and the house built in the space where garages sit now.

    I couldn't afford to buy the garage attached when it came up for sale, just after I'd purchased. It went to a third party who didn't live in the road.

    To be honest, if I were still there, I'd not want a minute gap and I'd rather join to it. It would be a cavity wall, so reasonably sound resistant.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 26th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
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    I'm more concerned about the body bag in the living room (pic 3). Maybe that explains where the occupants disappeared to.

    Also have to give them credit for originality. Never seen someone use pompoms instead of curtains before. New trend?
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Yes, that does look rather body-sized.

    There's also another scary (albeit small) doll in pic 7.
    • Newtown
    • By Newtown 26th Jul 17, 9:15 PM
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    no words needed

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/s6p/63491261
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 26th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    Originally posted by Newtown
    Student digs ? - but a stones through from Bournemouth University
    • Merlah
    • By Merlah 26th Jul 17, 11:02 PM
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    rightmove. co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61041403.html

    I can't post links properly yet, but the tape in the bathroom reminded me of the one they use in crime scenes. No mention in the description though!
    Also, what's up with having to pay agency fees upon an accepted offer? Never read that before.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 27th Jul 17, 6:37 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61041403.html/svr/2121

    It's a repo, that's why. Experienced Rightmovers will note they seem to have forgotten the usual air fresheners.

    Not sure what a 'perspective' purchaser is - maybe one that can't draw their own conclusions about the vendor/agent collusion to pass-on selling fees?
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 27th Jul 17, 8:16 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61041403.html/svr/2121

    It's a repo, that's why. Experienced Rightmovers will note they seem to have forgotten the usual air fresheners.

    Not sure what a 'perspective' purchaser is - maybe one that can't draw their own conclusions about the vendor/agent collusion to pass-on selling fees?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    You just knock the commission off the price, but it's very high at nearly 7%. Also, it's payable on offer, rather than completion, which is probably unacceptable to nearly all buyers.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 27th Jul 17, 6:16 PM
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    Also have to give them credit for originality. Never seen someone use pompoms instead of curtains before. New trend?
    Originally posted by Penitent
    I think its these instead
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 28th Jul 17, 7:38 AM
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    An easy spot the seller http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62618465.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 28th Jul 17, 7:43 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Followed by:

    - spot the "traditional" views (you can tell what sex the child is by the colour their bedroom is decorated - pink).

    - spot the fact they're not that keen on doing the work to keep the house up (the grout between some of those bathroom tiles)
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    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 28th Jul 17, 1:54 PM
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    Followed by:

    - spot the "traditional" views (you can tell what sex the child is by the colour their bedroom is decorated - pink).
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Or the experimental parenting and you may have made a huge assumption. But I doubt it (that of course being based on my own stereotype profiling of the hi-vis )
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 28th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    Can a house have apparel?

    And where are the countryside views? - ooh if you stand on tippy toe...

    http://www.taylors-estateagents.co.uk/properties-for-sale/property/7989436-manor-abbey-road-halesowen
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 28th Jul 17, 3:13 PM
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    That grey ,black and white colour scheme looks cold and very odd with a beige decorated bathroom and kitchen floor.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 28th Jul 17, 3:24 PM
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    rightmove. co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61041403.html

    I can't post links properly yet, but the tape in the bathroom reminded me of the one they use in crime scenes. No mention in the description though!
    Originally posted by Merlah


    Perhaps there's a water meter and they fear that someone may leave water running or the water supply is cut off.


    That reminds me of a visit to a bathroom/tile showroom, where the staff were hysterical with laughter.


    They were putting those tapes on the showroom toilets , as a child , not realising they weren't plumbed in ,had used the facilities . They hadn't noticed until he shouted for a toilet roll, as the displays were in an intricate maze of mini bathrooms, each with three walls.
    • olgadapolga
    • By olgadapolga 28th Jul 17, 10:32 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49639695.html
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