General Discussion: Property thread


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themistake
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10870 posts since 20/2/06

16 Jan 2022 07:53
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/meet-the-property-porn-stars-shaking-up-british-estate-agents-qp8gq3hjj?utm_medium=Social&utm;_source=Twitter#Echobox=1642268322

salt of the earth this lot.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

16 Jan 2022 08:05
Rez wrote: When I was viewing a flat once an estate agent was trying to pal up by saying he was trying to get into the industry I work in.

When I asked if he had a portfolio he admitted it was a lie and then apologised, bizarre.

Laughing out loud
Kadafi39
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2185 posts since 30/10/09

19 Jan 2022 10:55

Any one got a way round the trial? Would quite like to read that!
RickRude
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4200 posts since 13/1/12

19 Jan 2022 11:11

Ponzi scam
diederik
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3325 posts since 16/8/11

19 Jan 2022 12:17
Kadafi39 wrote:
Any one got a way round the trial? Would quite like to read that!

https://archive.fo/jUoXg
Kadafi39
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2185 posts since 30/10/09

19 Jan 2022 12:42
diederik wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote:
Any one got a way round the trial? Would quite like to read that!

https://archive.fo/jUoXg


Thanks Derik Cool
Hanto
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3543 posts since 30/11/09

19 Jan 2022 12:59
If you want to look at people shaking up property, best example is The Modern House. The team behind that are ex Wallpaper staff and have nailed their brand perfectly.
Kadafi39
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2185 posts since 30/10/09

posted 19 Jan 2022 13:40, edited 19 Jan 2022 13:40
Was an interesting read that. Bunch of absolute cunts for sure, however they have made it work, got to respect the hustle.

Though after browsing their insta page and seeing ex gang members who can barely string a sentence together I cant understand who in their right mind is trusting them to sell their million pound+ properties.
pentonville
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1062 posts since 12/3/12

19 Jan 2022 15:44
Hanto wrote: If you want to look at people shaking up property, best example is The Modern House.

Have you bought or sold anything through them ?

A footnote but the company was founded by the grandson of Fred Gibberd, who had a great appearance in 'New Town, New Home' a fantastic documentary on iplayer.
Hanto
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3543 posts since 30/11/09

19 Jan 2022 16:10
pentonville wrote:
Hanto wrote: If you want to look at people shaking up property, best example is The Modern House.

Have you bought or sold anything through them ?

A footnote but the company was founded by the grandson of Fred Gibberd, who had a great appearance in 'New Town, New Home' a fantastic documentary on iplayer.

God no I'm not that loaded. Just love the way they do things and the way they almost procure the properties they sell and talk about the history and the architect etc. where they can.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

19 Jan 2022 16:19

Fuzzy?
T.o.m
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1193 posts since 4/7/03

posted 19 Jan 2022 20:53, edited 19 Jan 2022 20:53

pentonville wrote:
Hanto wrote: If you want to look at people shaking up property, best example is The Modern House.

Have you bought or sold anything through them ?

A footnote but the company was founded by the grandson of Fred Gibberd, who had a great appearance in 'New Town, New Home' a fantastic documentary on iplayer.

Sold my place through them last year.

Would recommend massively. You’re given a member of staff at every step of the process, who is “on it”. Didn’t have to chase them, received regular updates. Fees are high but to sell to the right client and put your place up as a MH, they are the only ones I considered going with.

The letting agents I had to deal with when moving to the next place were absolute bellends- full of excuses, no trust in them to the point of nearly calling off the move into a rental a day before moving day. If only all property agents were like MH…
Kadafi39
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2185 posts since 30/10/09

20 Jan 2022 10:31
T.o.m wrote:
pentonville wrote:
Hanto wrote: If you want to look at people shaking up property, best example is The Modern House.

Have you bought or sold anything through them ?

A footnote but the company was founded by the grandson of Fred Gibberd, who had a great appearance in 'New Town, New Home' a fantastic documentary on iplayer.

Sold my place through them last year.

Would recommend massively. You’re given a member of staff at every step of the process, who is “on it”. Didn’t have to chase them, received regular updates. Fees are high but to sell to the right client and put your place up as a MH, they are the only ones I considered going with.

The letting agents I had to deal with when moving to the next place were absolute bellends- full of excuses, no trust in them to the point of nearly calling off the move into a rental a day before moving day. If only all property agents were like MH…

I had a look and was surprised that like 95% of them had no background or experience in property, they're all art, english, history students!

I think I saw one RICS surveyor and he wasn't even a senior member.

Out of interest what roughly do they charge for selling? Cant be more than 2.5% surely?
Dee
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12199 posts since 22/11/07

29 Jan 2022 18:33
What kind of fee should I be looking at to lay a 1m deep foundation for a single story extension (per m)? Was thinking about £300 hundred per linear metre but had a quote for £11.5k for 15 linear m!

Am I missing something, micro digger hire, labour, building control (circa £600) concrete, then cost to cover and make good for a while?

Planning permission expires end of March so ideally looking at laying part foundation, building control sign off, then cover and revisit in approx 24 months. Date stamped photos, receipt, no pre-commencement conditions from what I can tell!
ginner
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356 posts since 15/4/14

31 Jan 2022 19:47
Shouldn’t be paying any more than £350/m.

Just had a look at building price book to get that and added a chunk for a smaller job. There are some people round at the moment charging crazy prices because of high demand. I’m a quantity surveyor so half know what I am talking about.
Doogan
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1257 posts since 13/4/14

11 Feb 2022 09:26
I'm doing some soundproofing work in my semi detached house and have bought a direct to wall system. It's essentially a series of clips that we attach bars to and then hang two sheets of plasterboard and a rubber mat in between. This shit is heavy. For my livingroom wall we will be adding just over 600kg to the 18 square metre party wall and 300kg in the bedroom above. Friends and family in the trades say it's fine but should I really speak to a structural engineer? If so, how much do they cost?

I'm a bit anxious about adding so much weight to the wall but I have zero clue about these things.
timmbo
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3512 posts since 9/2/10

15 Feb 2022 12:27
Had an offer accepted on a Victorian terrace, it's currently with solicitors, aiming for exchange end of March. Fingers crossed.

I went for a level 3 building survey, which has just come back. This is my first time buying an old (i.e. not brand new) property. There isn't anything alarming, most things are graded either '1' (no repair currently needed), or '2' (defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered either serious or urgent).

A couple of things have been graded '3' (defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently). These are:

- some slipped tiles on slate roof (front elevation and rear elevation)
- chimney stack appears level and plumb, but requires repointing to brickwork and capping mortar to be replaced
- bathroom extractor fan not working, and when isolated it causes upstairs lights to trip; electrical fault needs to be identified and fixed
- electrical installation appears relatively dated and may need updating to current regs

Re: the roof tiles and chimney stack, what's the best course of action? Should I request the repairs are made by the vendor as a condition of exchange? Or, should I ask for a discount based on estimated costs, and get the repairs done myself after completion? Advice online is mixed.
Alfi
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241 posts since 12/10/09

posted 15 Feb 2022 12:31, edited 15 Feb 2022 12:31
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Alfi
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241 posts since 12/10/09

15 Feb 2022 12:36
Alfi wrote: Honestly, all of that sounds like fuck all. A few tiles and a bit of pointing I'd just crack on with it.

I had a full rewire on a Victorian terrace, only came in at £3k, makes a big mess though if you're not replastering all of the walls
Alfi
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241 posts since 12/10/09

15 Feb 2022 12:36
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