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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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    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
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    Davesnave
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/48047093?search_identifier=53f9947526dfccee68344a0 8386c2284


    Hmmmmm....more than 50% of the original garden now covered with habitable structures/ outbuildings.

    Should be an easy sale then.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844460
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 5th Jul 18, 8:37 AM
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    Nice spot the dogs
    Originally posted by winspiration
    ...also spot the vendor and spot the photographer.

    I don't think I've seen 4 office chairs used as dining chairs before either.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 5th Jul 18, 8:43 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    ...also spot the vendor and spot the photographer.

    I don't think I've seen 4 office chairs used as dining chairs before either.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Well - as my first thought re bathroom was "That's a small shower - for 21st century size people"

    - and then we see that the size of those "office chairs" does seem to indicate that they are 21st century size...

    But - yep...house in the garden with no planning permission - oh boy!!!
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    • cloo
    • By cloo 5th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
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    cloo
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/48047093?search_identifier=53f9947526dfccee68344a0 8386c2284


    Hmmmmm....more than 50% of the original garden now covered with habitable structures/ outbuildings.

    Should be an easy sale then.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Habitable structures without planning permission as well apparently!
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 5th Jul 18, 12:38 PM
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    Looks like a schooling ring - for lunging etc - it does have water buckets in there, possible one has oats in - but it wouldn't live in there - the lack of poop seems to indicate it hasn't been in there long - The field behind seems to be it's 'home'.
    • Cressie
    • By Cressie 5th Jul 18, 1:00 PM
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    Cressie
    pic 14
    It's on the stag's head in pic 14. Missing from 24 I think.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Jul 18, 1:34 PM
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    Davesnave
    Habitable structures without planning permission as well apparently!
    Originally posted by cloo
    Yes, but that could in theory be granted retrospectively, say if the kitchen and/or bathroom were removed, or (unlikely) the 'annexe' was given independent status and council tax.


    But building on more than 50% of the original area, even if they're sheds, cannot be approved, and that house has a massive ground floor extension, besides the annexe.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844460
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 5th Jul 18, 1:51 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    But building on more than 50% of the original area, even if they're sheds, cannot be approved,
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I wasn't aware of that, I thought the 50% rule only applied to permanent structures.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 5th Jul 18, 3:13 PM
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    cloo
    Yes, but that could in theory be granted retrospectively, say if the kitchen and/or bathroom were removed, or (unlikely) the 'annexe' was given independent status and council tax.


    But building on more than 50% of the original area, even if they're sheds, cannot be approved, and that house has a massive ground floor extension, besides the annexe.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I did wonder, but one way or another that's going to be problematic.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Jul 18, 6:35 PM
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    Davesnave
    I wasn't aware of that, I thought the 50% rule only applied to permanent structures.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Fromthe Planning Portal.

    Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:
    No more than half the area of land around the "original house"* would be covered by additions or other buildings.



    So this would not totally rule out retrospective permission, but it would make it extremely unlikely, especially as the sheds in this case are brick built, presumably with foundations.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844460
    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 6th Jul 18, 12:05 AM
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    LisbonLaura
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65725069.html

    A brave attempt to inwardly extend some of the bin colour-coding.
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 6th Jul 18, 8:34 AM
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    TamsinC
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65725069.html

    A brave attempt to inwardly extend some of the bin colour-coding.
    Originally posted by LisbonLaura
    those bins are breeding
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 6th Jul 18, 8:23 PM
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    Smodlet
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65725069.html

    A brave attempt to inwardly extend some of the bin colour-coding.
    Originally posted by LisbonLaura
    Is that a wire or a huge crack coming from the upstairs window in pic 2?
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 6th Jul 18, 8:43 PM
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    TamsinC
    Is that a wire or a huge crack coming from the upstairs window in pic 2?
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    its a wire -I zoomed in and it has a shadow
    • helphelphelphelp
    • By helphelphelphelp 6th Jul 18, 8:46 PM
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    helphelphelphelp
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50499477.html

    Picture 8 - when you just cant decide which wallpaper to go for
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 6th Jul 18, 9:56 PM
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    Smodlet
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50499477.html

    Picture 8 - when you just cant decide which wallpaper to go for
    Originally posted by helphelphelphelp
    ... 11 bedrooms, rubbish kitchen and a utility room you can't take a deep breath in. Doss house.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 7th Jul 18, 12:20 AM
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    Dandie89
    ... 11 bedrooms, rubbish kitchen and a utility room you can't take a deep breath in. Doss house.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Children living there
    • yellowbear
    • By yellowbear 7th Jul 18, 7:08 PM
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    yellowbear
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65479003.html

    Never seen a floor plan like this before.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 8th Jul 18, 9:10 AM
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    Dandie89
    Originally posted by yellowbear
    That's dreadful. Not helpful at all.
    • badger09
    • By badger09 8th Jul 18, 2:53 PM
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    badger09
    Originally posted by yellowbear
    Me neither.

    Nor have I ever seen the inside wall of a shower lined with either plastic, or a shower curtain. Pic 12. I wonder why
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