I got a house!

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  • Deleted user 5 May 2006 14:13:10
    Really really chuffed. Put an offer in this morning and its just been accepted. Thought I'd share. Its taken two years of dealing with a lot of shit to get there but now I've got a place where me, my partner and daughter can finally live together!
  • TwistidChimp 5 May 2006 14:14:27 8,825 posts
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    Aaay, congrats :)
  • Spin_Dr_Wolf 5 May 2006 14:19:43 6,170 posts
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    \o/
  • gizmo 5 May 2006 14:20:38 2,100 posts
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    Excellent, did you find it on the internet, out of interest?
  • Mike_Hunt 5 May 2006 14:22:10 23,524 posts
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    Cool! Be sure to get VOIP install asap! ;)

    [MH]
  • silentbob 5 May 2006 14:23:26 29,527 posts
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    Pff - buying a house is sooo 4 months ago. ;)

    J/K - Congrats! Can I just say one thing: Perpare yourself for a rough ride. :)
  • Deleted user 5 May 2006 14:24:08
    Thanks peeps! Yes I did find it on the net. Fish 4 Homes

    Edited by Madder Max at 14:24:27 05-05-2006

    Its gonne be networked, voiped and all that jazz....to the hilt!

    Edited by Madder Max at 14:25:05 05-05-2006
  • jaffacake 5 May 2006 14:43:07 986 posts
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    Bought my first one some ten years ago, but just buying a second. First time is much easier than moving.

    Why can't you move house in heaven? Cuz if you can find an estate agent you certainly can't find a solicitor.
  • Spin_Dr_Wolf 5 May 2006 14:51:48 6,170 posts
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    So when will you hosting your house warming LAN ?
  • Carlo 5 May 2006 14:55:26 21,320 posts
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    Madder Max wrote:
    Put an offer in this morning and its just been accepted.
    Not to curb your joy, but until you've finalised and exchanged contracts, there's a WORLD of shit that can go wrong.

    You've not 'got' that house yet!
  • ssuellid 5 May 2006 15:08:24 19,141 posts
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    Good luck, get yourself a decent solicitor that keeps things pushing along - some are useless and just cause grief.
  • Boof 5 May 2006 15:12:52 418 posts
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    Congrats Max

    I bought my first house in August last year and it is a massive relief when it all goes through. Ssuelid was right about a decent solicitor though, that can save you a lot of time and energy.
  • smoothpete 5 May 2006 15:18:03 36,988 posts
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    Congrats! We're buying one at the moment, they've accepted our offer (games room here I come!!!) now we just need to sell my missus' house. We've had lots of viewings but no definite bites yet

    Anyone want a house? It's, like, well nice and stuff
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 5 May 2006 15:19:49 47,498 posts
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    Congrats, this bank holiday weekend just gone marks the first anniversary of moving into my first house. It's been a good year and I hope everything goes smoothly for you!
  • zErOb_cOOl 5 May 2006 15:20:05 3,237 posts
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    Ah oh.......you're moving in with your partner :s I hope you don't like her too much.

    But seriously. You may be no stranger to living with your other half, but please please make sure you are sure.
  • Boof 5 May 2006 15:31:10 418 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Anyone want a house? It's, like, well nice and stuff

    SOLD!!
  • Angel_Treats 5 May 2006 15:41:05 11,070 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Congrats! We're buying one at the moment, they've accepted our offer (games room here I come!!!) now we just need to sell my missus' house. We've had lots of viewings but no definite bites yet

    Anyone want a house? It's, like, well nice and stuff

    Where is it and how much is she wanting for it?

    We're meant to be looking at property but I can't be arsed, it's too much hassle.
  • smoothpete 5 May 2006 15:54:43 36,988 posts
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    Angel_Treats wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Congrats! We're buying one at the moment, they've accepted our offer (games room here I come!!!) now we just need to sell my missus' house. We've had lots of viewings but no definite bites yet

    Anyone want a house? It's, like, well nice and stuff

    Where is it and how much is she wanting for it?

    We're meant to be looking at property but I can't be arsed, it's too much hassle.
    It's in Reading so I'm guessing not suitable for you. I'll email you the page on rightmove.co.uk anyhow :)
  • morriss 5 May 2006 15:55:30 71,293 posts
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    Congratulations!

    Any links to pics?
  • Angel_Treats 5 May 2006 15:57:31 11,070 posts
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    Nah, Reading's no use to us sadly, although it would be handy for visiting the folks in Slough :)

    Oh yeah, congrats Max, hope it all goes well :)
  • Deleted user 5 May 2006 17:04:46
    morriss wrote:
    Congratulations!

    Any links to pics?

    Not until its all official! ;0D

    Thanks guys for your warmness! Its all going 50/50 financially and partners name ill be on the mortgage. They are leaving loads of stuff too loike freezer, fridge, blinds, curtains etc.... Going back for another viewing tomorrow....just to be sure...

    Main thin is that previous owner has got daughter the same age as mine so all kid friendly and we can move in with little to do to the house itself.
  • jaffacake 5 May 2006 17:19:15 986 posts
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    Madder Max wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Congratulations!

    Any links to pics?

    Not until its all official! ;0D

    Thanks guys for your warmness! Its all going 50/50 financially and partners name ill be on the mortgage. They are leaving loads of stuff too loike freezer, fridge, blinds, curtains etc.... Going back for another viewing tomorrow....just to be sure...

    Main thin is that previous owner has got daughter the same age as mine so all kid friendly and we can move in with little to do to the house itself.

    do you know what "tennants in common" means yet? :)
  • silentbob 5 May 2006 17:34:36 29,527 posts
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    Get at least a homebuyer's survery - AND make sure you get a full electrical + gas report done too, specifically to include any gas fires (make sure the chiney and flue get's path tested for leakages) AND most importantly ensure the central heating is checked thoroughly by a CORGI registered engineer.

    Believe me it IS worth the extra expense. :)


    Edited by silentbob at 17:35:20 05-05-2006
  • jaffacake 5 May 2006 17:45:54 986 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Assume the boiler/flue is fucked and budget for a new one


    Edited by silentbob at 17:35:20 05-05-2006

    Fixed
  • Tommyc352 5 May 2006 18:53:52 1,293 posts
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    Congrats, im in the process of getting a place with my partner too -

    We got our solicitors by asking our friends, who had a quick turnaround on getting their first place, to tell us who they used - they all used the same Solicitors pretty much!

    so check with your friends to see which solicitors they used and how it went etc

    Good luck

    Edited by Tommyc352 at 18:55:06 05-05-2006

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  • Graxlar_v3 30 Apr 2020 18:19:04 10,212 posts
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    Fuck it, will necro bump this thread as I can’t find the one I am looking for.

    We are about to sign contracts on my first house (moving from flat) and the envirosearch has come back with flooding and subsidence issues.

    Flooding is because the house is near a which flooded 20 years ago (ugh) but didn’t reach the house.

    But the subsidence issue worry’s me a bit, is a moderate change a normal response or do we need to start looking for a new home again?
  • Nexus_6 30 Apr 2020 18:33:32 5,062 posts
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    Depends on the details but I wouldn’t touch a house with subsidence issues with a barge pole.

    It might fall over for a start.
  • Saul_Iscariot 30 Apr 2020 18:33:41 3,739 posts
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    I googled it, not having the experience myself. It may or may not be anything. But this article provides a link to where you can get a more detailed report for under £30.

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-3393668/amp/We-buying-home-concerned-moderate-risk-ground-stability-flagged-property-report.html
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