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MattW

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  1. There is a bit of red tape involved. As far as I can recall I have to live there for at least another 5 years after RTB or face some financial penalties. If I decide to sell up between 5 and 10 years after RTB then I have to give the council first refusal to buy. Not sure if their offer price would be the discounted amount or the market value.
  2. I have the Right to Buy on my council flat but I have little interest in buying it as it's quite noisy in and around the block.
  3. My parents bought their 3 br council house in 1982 with a 12 year discount for £13,000. I had a secondhand Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k+ for my 10th birthday in 1987 and then a new 128k +2 in 1989.
  4. Hopefully I will be OK then. Handed my notice in a few weeks ago from my job of 10 years. Hopefully it won't be too difficult to secure alternative employment in the summer.
  5. I had a Rightmove email update last week of 22 new properties matching my criteria. Seems like inventory is steadily increasing.
  6. Washington. The one in the North of England not the USA state or conurbation.
  7. Pretty much coincides with my world view. A decade ago I would have described myself as a socialist. Now I'm a secret socialist with conservative tendencies. Want to buy a house at some point and I have some investments which I thought marked me out as a capitalist.
  8. Mostly flats are still available. Mostly houses got bought under RTB, like my late parents' council house 4 decades ago.
  9. Voted 'up to 1%` but I hope I will be wrong and it will be up to 1.25%. There is some catching up to do.
  10. I have noticed the same in my part of Norfolk. I'm just looking at properties at the a**e end of the market under £200k.
  11. Bloody hell! Difficult to get a mortgage on them so quite why they can sell them for that much beggars belief. Very little coming onto the market where I live. Not that I'm eager to buy as I want to quit my job.
  12. I remember getting quite annoyed when it was announced 10 or 15 years ago that to become a nurse they need to get a degree. What on Earth was wrong with the training programme before? Was that training not up to scratch and only a degree qualification would address that or was it an underhand way to indebt more students?
  13. This office block got converted into 53 flats a few years ago. They seem to have sold in the £150-200k region. The residents have been evicted by the council due to concerns about the power to the building. St. Peter's House, Norwich
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