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About GregG

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  1. Pregnant women, mid-december, needs a place to stay. Why does this ring a bell? You've the makings of a Channel Four Christmas special there.
  2. You are making the assumption that the people who make the laws and enforce the policies are not corrupt and genuinely want a fair and uncorrupt system and a level playing field. That is patently false. You only have to look at the MP's expenses scandal and public workers deliberate doing overtime to see that the system is false. Many of those MPs have several houses. Why would they want property values to drop? Once you've paid them they are not YOUR taxes. The answer therefore is to avoid paying as much as possible.
  3. I had a survey by eserve (f'ing useless. "It has four walls and a roof"). If I pay for a detailed survey would it find, dry rot, mold, rats, etc if those problems existed.
  4. No a septic tank has a soakaway. A cesspool is a sealed tank (concrete hole in the ground) that holds everything. They are not old they are 35.
  5. If pulling the plug after the bath cost you a quid, would you re-install it? I doubt they've even cut it.
  6. I recently made an offer on a house of 340k. After two visits and instructing solicitors I found out that the house was not connected to the sewer like all the other houses in the street but rather had a cesspool. A cesspool is a tank that holds all your waste water which then needs to be pumped away at a cost of £100 for every 2000 gallons. Naturally when I discovered this shitty little detail in the HIP I was somewhat alarmed because the average 4 person family produces 2000 gallons of grey and black water every month. So waste water bills would be £1200 per year compared to £460 on t
  7. No he called the coppers because the woman was a mouthy anti-social uncivilised whore. I'd have done exactly the same.
  8. I've been speaking to Letting Agents in Maidstone. Tip, always pretend on the first call you are a Landlord to avoid the sales pitch to tenants BS. I've asked them what stuff has been renting for and they are all telling me that at the top end (above £1200) a month that they are having to slash prices to get people interested. Stuff that has been sitting around vacant for months at 1550 is being dropped to 1250 pcm in order to get rented out. The bigger houses just don't have a floor under them. £15000 a year for a £400k house seems pretty good to me. That's 3.75% gross right?
  9. I've got a motor trade insurance policy. Covers me for any vehicle I own. How the heck are they going to police that?
  10. I found out today that Ward and Partners have closed down their auction division. They used to be fairly large and their only competitor in Kent was Clive Emson. I bought a large house from the back in 1999. The guy who used to run it retired and they decided it was not viable to continue it as a business. http://www.wardandpartners.co.uk/auction/
  11. It works by weighing the rubbish bin loaded on the back of the truck. I wonder whether people will soak cardboard in water or do other tricks to get more points for vouchers.
  12. I did over 20,000 miles on pure vegetable oil in a 1996 Citroen Xantia Turbo Diesel. No problems and fuel economy almost exactly the same as diesel. Marginally better on a run and worse around town. I sold the car 18 months later. No modifications at all and the car was perfectly running fine with 130,000 on the clock when I sold it. I did this shortly before they made running on Veg legal and while the price for 3 litres of oil at the supermarket was under 50p a litre. The trick is it must have a Bosch or Nippon Denso inline injection pump, you must mix 50:50 on the coldest winters days
  13. He wouldn't even notice half of them had left. Unless he turned his fat head.
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