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Re: Neighbour throwing chocolates over the fence for dog to find

I would be surprised if he didn't know what he was doing.  Noone just throws chocolates over a fence without a reason do they?  However, the problem is unless you appease him it is going to be hard to keep your dog safe (wrong though his behaviour may be).  I would definitely try to talk to him agai...
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:27 pm

Re: New partner is overly strict with his son

Yes, I agree that you need to speak to him.  If he is like this now how may things develop in the future for you and your own children as he gets more settled in the relationship?  As for his poor little boy, it must be hard enough for him as it is having to integrate into a new family set up withou...
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Replies: 13
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:55 am

Re: Piano Classes

I've sent you a private message.
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Mon May 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Re: How do you get your builder to come back and fix their mistakes?

Oh, and try to get three quotes to fix the work before you go ahead because if you only have one quote the original builders may try to argue you could have got it done more cheaply!
Replies: 20
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:15 pm

Re: How do you get your builder to come back and fix their mistakes?

Before you let an electrician do any work to repair this make sure you have an appropriate report in writing that you can use as evidence in court. Unfortunately, just getting a builder or electrician out to give you a verbal opinion is no good. Most will run a mile if you then ask them to provide a...
Replies: 20
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:01 pm

Can anyone recommend a good roofer to do an inspection?

We are looking for a good roofer who could come and check our roof and advise what needs doing. We think there are some problems but we are not sure and therefore want to assess the situation and get some recommendations, prices etc. Does anyone know someone who might suit, would be willing to get u...
Replies: 4
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Some good suggestions from SW12pops. However, I think the 'talk at local preps has been exaggerated somewhat. I have a child in one of those 'ghastly' ones and yes there are some parents with a lot more wealth than us and some do talk about it. However, I don't think young children notice this. In f...
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Replies: 56
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Re: Freelance Marketing/Social Media/Admin Assistant Required

My thoughts were the same as Emma's. As a freelancer I was interested in the posting but quickly realised that I would be unlikely to be able to do those tasks to a satisfactory level in the hours you are expecting to pay for. And the hourly rate is low for consultancy services, more that of a junio...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:03 pm

Re: Brilliant Cleaner available

Hi Iulia, can you send me her entails as I am interested too. Many thanks!
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:53 pm

How to scaffold for a loft conversion when there is a side return?

I just wondered if anyone had experience of scaffolding for a loft conversion when there is a kitchen side return in place occupying the whole of the side infill? Did you have to scaffold onto your neighbour's property or can it be done by building a scaffold tower over the whole house front to back...
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Wed May 31, 2017 12:41 pm

Re: Nurseries cancellation fees

My best suggestion to you would be to offer the place out since you say it is a popular nursery. When you have found someone who wants it approach the nursery together. Perhaps provide an incentive for the interested party to work with you to arrange the swap rather than go straight to the nursery -...
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Replies: 1
Sun May 28, 2017 1:22 am

Re: Please, help me to make a decision

My second child was conceived through donor egg ivf so I have some understanding of your dilemmas. I'd like to suggest a few things to research. Firstly, have you heard of PGS - preimplantation genetic screening? Some IVF clinics offer to test embryos before implantation for genetic abnormalities. I...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:21 am

Re: Party Wall Surveyor in London

Thanks for filling me in. We may well need a solicitors letter to get the RICS to do anything. It is possible for surveyors to act as agreed surveyor that have had 'third surveyor' experience. This is what I meant. If they are used to acting in the role of 'third surveyor' then they are used to deal...
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:45 am

Re: Party Wall Surveyor in London

We have some very technical issues and a complex dispute arose with our neighbour, the 'building owner' doing the work. Our RICS surveyor was definitely not up to the job. He couldn't assess a damage claim and gave no advice on what to do when it was discovered our neighbour had built with impunity,...
Replies: 4
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:51 pm

Re: Before and after school childcare - what do people do?

Springtulips, I like the idea of the nanny/housekeeper option or maybe nanny/PA. I just wonder though whether this type of job would attract someone suitable to supervise homework for a school aged child? My son is not yet old enough to be completely independent in his homework - he needs a bit of a...
Replies: 7
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:47 pm