Advice on house hunting Page 182

  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2018 12:02:21 63,582 posts
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    Well, he's obviously doing his job properly (and seems to genuinely want to find every issue)... but he's found some biggies. Thankfully nothing structural (yet) though.

    I definitely think I'm going to have to pay for him to come back though. Some of the stuff he's doing I wouldn't even know how to check after the work had been done.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:03:07 06-03-2018
  • the_milkybar_kid 6 Mar 2018 12:28:10 7,334 posts
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    Spent most of the day in the loft putting down boarding all through. Looking pretty good and lots of space for storage now. Flagging at work now though.

    Builder came last night and give us a rough idea of what we'd need doing for the conversion / extension, getting a quote to us today and got a mate who's a painter and decorator coming round tomorrow to see what we need. Once those two things are done I'll be chuffed. Just a bummer with all the shitty paintwork that lets the place down. Starting to feel like home now though. Mother in law came up yesterday with a carpet cleaner so a lot of their smell is gone, but the Mrs thinks the lad used to smoke weed in the orangery as she thinks it smells like weed in the morning.
  • Dougs 6 Mar 2018 12:37:36 86,221 posts
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    @Psychotext yikes, like what? Other than walls out if whack!
  • Vortex808 6 Mar 2018 12:40:44 12,519 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Starting to feel like home now though. Mother in law came up yesterday with a carpet cleaner so a lot of their smell is gone, but the Mrs thinks the lad used to smoke weed in the orangery as she thinks it smells like weed in the morning.
    Sure she's not having a fly toke in the am, to help her achey bones?
  • the_milkybar_kid 6 Mar 2018 12:56:03 7,334 posts
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    @Vortex808 Never touched a joint in her life. Or she's just holding out on me.
  • mrpon 6 Mar 2018 12:59:40 34,563 posts
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    Jeeves roll me phat one, there's a good fellow.
  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2018 13:58:38 63,582 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    @Psychotext yikes, like what? Other than walls out if whack!
    Like windows and reveals out of level... =/

    Oh, and I don't have a FLIR camera to check for drafts either.

    Edited by Psychotext at 13:59:07 06-03-2018
  • elstoof 6 Mar 2018 14:05:22 20,794 posts
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    I thought special cameras was right up your alley mate
  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2018 14:45:27 63,582 posts
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    \o/

    He's just left. 200 issues not including the paint stuff we already found. Couple of fairly big things to fix, I'm not looking forward to seeing the report.

    Fairly down now. =/

    Edited by Psychotext at 14:45:37 06-03-2018
  • Dougs 6 Mar 2018 14:56:44 86,221 posts
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    When's the moving in date? It sounds like money well spent tbh, assuming the developer will correct it all.
  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2018 14:57:58 63,582 posts
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    Friday, lol. I might as well give the contractors their own room for the next couple of months.
  • Dougs 6 Mar 2018 15:03:02 86,221 posts
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    In 3 months you will have forgotten all about it.
  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2018 15:10:29 63,582 posts
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    Or, if things go badly I might still be arguing with them to get anything done. ;)

    But yeah, short term pain. Just need to suck it up and invest in some dust sheets.
  • robthehermit 6 Mar 2018 16:06:56 6,669 posts
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    By the time it's all finished you'll be looking for somewhere else to live. We've been proper lazy since we moved in and are only now (3 years later) getting quotes for the new bathroom and kitchen. Although I've got a good mind to keep the £20k we've set aside, add that to the £25k-ish that the house has appreciated in the meantime and just buy somewhere more expensive with all the work already done.
  • the_milkybar_kid 6 Mar 2018 16:22:05 7,334 posts
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    I'd love to see that list! God dayum. Just move the builders into the east wing, you'll never know they're there!
  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2018 17:02:43 63,582 posts
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    I'll redact some stuff and send you a copy when I have it.

    Unrelated, just nearly fucking deafened myself testing out my garage alarm.
  • SnackPlissken 7 Mar 2018 09:34:53 291 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Completion is off for Friday. The seller said Friday wasn't feasible anymore. I gave them the option to choose.. Not a huge deal just get in your head that it's happening, then it doesn't.
    Completion for Friday is back on the table apparently. What the fuck. Can they just give me a solid answer rather than ooh it might be Friday again.
  • the_milkybar_kid 7 Mar 2018 10:35:41 7,334 posts
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    @SnackPlissken Mate we were set to move twice before it got cancelled due to one thing or another. So fucking frustrating, especially when the date was 2 days prior in our case. And costly if you've ordered the removals.
  • SnackPlissken 7 Mar 2018 10:55:25 291 posts
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    @the_milkybar_kid yeah proper shit! I've got confirmation now, but I'm a bit hesitant to phone up the removals again. I'm living at home at the moment, so it's not a big deal.. Just feel like a dick phoning up the removals saying oh it's not happening.
  • the_milkybar_kid 7 Mar 2018 11:03:31 7,334 posts
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    They'll be used to it, probably makes their life easier if they're getting paid for nowt.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 11:03:37 07-03-2018
  • the_milkybar_kid 7 Mar 2018 11:03:32 7,334 posts
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    They'll be used to it, probably makes their life easier if they're getting paid for nowt.
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2018 11:17:56 63,582 posts
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    Hooray... their plan for moving the wall would leave the entire wall above the patio doors curved. Now I don't have a fucking clue what to do.

    The way to actually fix it is going to involve pulling down three walls though, and it's going to have a knock on effect on the kitchen fitting properly. Fuck me sideways. :(
  • Psiloc 7 Mar 2018 12:00:19 4,719 posts
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    Just sold our house. Turned £8,400 equity into £54,000 over five years which I'm chuffed to bits with. Living through all those renovations and repairs finally seems worth it now.

    It's a cash buyer and they genuinely know everything about the house, all the little quirks and what repairs we've done and whatever. Hidden nothing from them and they're still happy, but I am still nervous about the sale falling through. The house is over 200 years old, probably more like 300, so I'm deathly afraid of them sending a full structural surveyor round who finds something.

    Shopping around for our new house is fun for now. With our new circumstances we can afford to go from a two-up-two-down to a three, possibly four bed forever home. This is the first time I've bought a house at the same time as selling one though so I'm a bit overwhelmed. Feel like we're a bit behind in the process, I really expected our house to be on the market for ages but it sold in four days and I'm feeling a bit rushed.

    Stressful isn't it?
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2018 12:36:25 63,582 posts
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    Well... I imagine all the settling is done with your property at least!
  • SnackPlissken 7 Mar 2018 13:55:02 291 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    They'll be used to it, probably makes their life easier if they're getting paid for nowt.
    Fair enough. I've booked them again! cross fingers no one calls it off.
  • elstoof 7 Mar 2018 14:18:09 20,794 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Hooray... their plan for moving the wall would leave the entire wall above the patio doors curved. Now I don't have a fucking clue what to do.

    The way to actually fix it is going to involve pulling down three walls though, and it's going to have a knock on effect on the kitchen fitting properly. Fuck me sideways. :(
    Get it done properly now, itís a ball ache but it wonít be forever
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2018 19:22:06 63,582 posts
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    They haven't even suggested doing it properly though. I'm going to let them do their shit fix tomorrow, get moved in (Friday) and then have that particular part of the house inspected again.

    I don't see how they can possibly manage it without fucking the room up in a different way though, so it should be interesting.
  • the_milkybar_kid 7 Mar 2018 21:01:45 7,334 posts
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    Fucking hell that's rough. Have you considered going to a watchdog or something? Basic stuff like getting the taps wrong or something you could understand. But getting the structure itself so wrong? How do you do that if you're in the trade?
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2018 22:05:12 63,582 posts
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    All that yet to come. Like I said, I just need to get moved in first and then I'll concentrate on trying to get things sorted. We just got our report back... to be honest neither of us want to open it. =/
  • Psychotext 8 Mar 2018 11:00:39 63,582 posts
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    Ahahahaha, they've drilled holes to check the space to the wall, and based on the measurements I just took, it looks like the external wall might be where it's not straight.
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