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Harbour Lad

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  1. Lewes isn't a bad town actually, it depends what you want. Train service to London makes it popular with commuters, a lot of alternative thinking and bohemian types living there. Some interesting shops and pubs, but it's still pretty expensive for the nice areas, some of the not so good areas are very deprived and best avoided at all costs. Parking is a nightmare and the road system is rather archaic. But it has an interesting feel and vibe to the place.
  2. "Why are MSE so against you, sorry??" Big hugs all round
  3. Sorry but as others said it's end of the financial year and winter pothole repairs. Move along now, nothing to see here...
  4. My guess is that this property was sold to the developer or maybe the sales company that handled the development. Other detached have sold for a lot more, the £190k would appear to be the terraced price. Hassocks is expensive due to the train service to London, I reckon £190k was some kind of sweetener deal for someone involved in the development.
  5. Lots come onto Rightmove the last few weeks in Eastbourne, far more so than this time last year. Quite a lot of stuff that was sticking has sold too, some new instructions selling within days. How much longer can it last?
  6. With people living longer, and the generous plot sizes echoing what Pauly says above I think they should outperform the rest of the market. An awful lot of old relics 'would benefit from some refurbishment' ie not touched in 30 years around though if bright pink or sky blue bathroom suites are your thing!
  7. Maybe your local TV transmitter gets its feed from Sky? Must be an awful lot of snow to stop their large dishes working though.
  8. Let's hope she hasn't tapped into your electricity to feed it if so!
  9. Welcome to HPC you will get all manner of different views on here! Personally I agree that whoever gets in the next election will have no choice but to inflate their way out a la 1970's - so I concur that Sterling prices probably won't lose out in the medium/long term, there may well be some short term drops next year until the inflation kicks in, which surely it will. I STR'd in early 2008, rented for 18 months and have recently bought a place again after researching my chosen area while renting. If prices drop, rise or go sideways I dont mind as I have bought this house to live in, not as an investment. I suggest that you and your daughter do the same if you find a place that you really want.
  10. That man speaks a lot of sense! I can't see the powers that be changing their tactics anytime soon though.
  11. As far as I can make out you don't need to keep the money there for the 12 months to get the bonus, certainly this was not the case on the original esaver. If you have an original esaver account it's a two minute job to switch it to the new one.
  12. I took my 18 month old MINI in for its (free under the TLC package) second service last month and they did the work while I waited. They found a very minor oil leak which required the sump gasket to be replaced under warranty. I asked when they could do it and they said 'is tomorrow convenient or would Friday be any better for you?' They even gave me a free Cooper S Clubman courtesy car while the work was done which in the end took 3 days while they waited for a part. It seemed to me like warranty work was the only way they were making any money. I had not noticed any oil on my driveway under where the car is parked.
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