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Re: Leasehold service charges - am I being ripped off?

Dear PapaT you are right to sanity check those figures as the building insurance seems high indeed. I own an upper maisonette and we have the freehold to the building so I have to arrange the insurance and the total premium for the building with two flats is circa £600. The only issue is that perhap...
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Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:43 pm

Re: Buying a house that is a MAJOR renovation project - Advice please!

I love the replies above especially actuallyadad. Having done three projects myself I have a little experience. The first was a small one which I did a lot of myself and just got a builder in to do a few bits and pieces, so not really relevant. The second was a much bigger project where we pretty mu...
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:12 pm

Re: 1st world problem Advice please.

Dear All Thank you for your invaluable advice, it reconfirmed my thoughts and whilst some suggestions about keeping the stones to one side and buying a new one make sense I want to have the family stones in there to mark the birth of our first child, As you say he might fall in love with a 6'5" Esto...
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Wed May 25, 2016 6:16 pm

Re: 1st world problem Advice please.

Dear tooposhtopush

That was very helpful and thank you, I am of the same mind as you but you know mothers!!!!

I am excited to see the finished article once it is done and I hope the wife likes it, but she is very picky!
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Wed May 25, 2016 11:58 am

Re: Estate agent fees - selling

Hello BandB's Mum Further to the reply, I would get the three quotes and probably disregard the highest and lowest. The main thing to watch out for is over-valuing. when the market is quiet, I.e. December, Easter Hols and Summer Holiday's agents have a tendency to "buy-on" stock so that when the mar...
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Wed May 25, 2016 11:55 am

1st world problem Advice please.

Dear ladies of Nappy Valley Please excuse the length of this but i need to set the back ground a little. We have just had our first child and I am having a ring made up for my wife as a present, it is not going to be particularly big and shiny but hopefully not too insignificant either, the idea is ...
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Wed May 25, 2016 11:16 am

Re: Is there a cheaper option than an Architect?

Dear Bamse I don't know if you have resolved this now or are still looking. My wife's Cousin is an architectural drawer (or something along those lines) he can draw up plans, submit planning applications etc. and I am sure he is cheaper than an architect. Let me know if you would like his details an...
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Wed May 25, 2016 10:55 am