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  1. Ha, it's not even on Ritherdon Rd, it's on Balham High Rd, AKA the A24. I know Balham is nuts price wise, but this is utter madness.
  2. I got an email about a piece of furniture I had advertised on Freecycle. It was from a researcher for channel 4 asking if I they could have it for a new Kirstie Allsop show in which she shows people how to furnish their homes for free. Bit of a ruddy cheek I thought, raiding Freecycle to make more dosh for Allsop. Any how. I gave it to someone else who didn't have a TV show to make.
  3. Buy some headphones and keep your music to yourself.
  4. Use a webcam to record the entire interaction between you and the firend, and make sure that you ask the right questions such as 'why don't you have an inventory?' Often in these situations, LLs and their agents will make promises that are mysteriously forgotten later.
  5. Ha! My wife has an extentive biro habit, She chews them to pieces, so I daren't leave them lying around anywhere she might see them.
  6. Mods, please move to Anecdotals if you think this is in the wrong place. I was in Asda recently, and noticed that a shampoo that had been for sale at £3 a bottle the week before (not on special offer) was now £4.49 a bottle or three for a tenner. I thought the supermarkets had agreed to stop this deceptive pricing? Also, in Co-op today, I bought cereal bars on a two for £3 offer (£2.89 each), some yoghurts on a similar deal, and a pack of biros for 99p (not an offer). I watched as they were rung up on the till; none of the special offers was registered, and the biros were charged at £1.99. It was only when I queried it that the cashier noticed the pricing errors, and she just said 'It's always like this when they change the special offers', refunded me the difference, plus, for some reason, gave me the biros for free. Thing is, it's not the first time this sort of thing has happened, but there's one thing that's consistent whenever it does happen -the price is always too high, it's never an error the other way. I'm not normally one for conspiricies, but this does seem very odd. Has anyone else noticed the same sort of thing?
  7. See, this crap does have an effect. Here's a house that's been on the market almost two years and, according to PB, has not been under offer once in all that time. However, the owners have increased the price by £35k. I mean, prices are rising, aren't they? Don't want t o give it away! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29118538.html
  8. Have posted this one before as I was astonished at its price. Sold for £250k in June 2010, then £370k in Jan 2011 after a 'refurb'. Now it's apparently worth £410k!. It's in a very nice area, but its a small house, totally out of character with the other houses on the road, and sits at the bottom of a big block of flats: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-39948281.html Land reg: http://www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/eastbourne/milnthorpe-road/?q=Milnthorpe%20Road%2C%20Eastbourne%20BN20&search_source=house-prices
  9. Found this amusing gem on Rightmove this morning. Don't tell anyone else, though. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-24639507.html
  10. Claims management firms already at it, apparently: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/29/claims-firms-mortgage-mis-sellingk
  11. Here's a beaut: This was sold within the last 2 years. Asking was £250,000, but sold price not on the land reg. It has a big tower block just behind it and is not very big. However, the Meads area is nice. This is what £410,000 gets you: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-35133910.html
  12. Radio 4 just said the census showed a 7% increase in the population since 2001. mostly through immigration. Not sure if I heard the next bit correctly, but I think they said that 1 in 6 of the 7% was over 60.
  13. I guess they'll just have to switch oin the spindizzy and head for deep space. (See James Blish for details)
  14. Be fair, but the hours you've shown are (presumably) the hours they spend in the classroom. They're supposed to study at least one hour for each they spend in lectures. Of course, whether they actually do this is another matter ...
  15. Worrying comment below the line, if the person is correct: A friend was told recently by someone at the TDS, that the three approved Government schemes may be closing down. Presumably due to lobbying from the Landlords and Estate Agents. I hope this is not true, as they've only just been set up! Estate Agents and Landlords need far stricter regulations, and penalties placed upon them. Not just with regards to returning Bonds, but I would like to see the TDS powers, extended so there would be a much easier process for the renter to open a dispute when the Estate Agents break clauses in their own tenancy agreements, knowing they can act omnipotently. [Knowing that most renters do not have the time or money to take them to court] If the Three approved Tenancy Dispute Services close down, it is obvious that The Government has been successfully bribed, by the property lobby. So that Landlords and Estate agents can revert to stealing renters bonds, leaving Renters, without the ability to dispute blatant theft, and left with no recourse.
  16. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/may/10/buy-to-let-mortgages-housing Still some suckers out there.
  17. Words fail me, if true. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/02/police-privatisation-security-firms-crime Private companies could take responsibility for investigating crimes, patrolling neighbourhoods and even detaining suspects under a radical privatisation plan being put forward by two of the largest police forces in the country. West Midlands and Surrey have invited bids from G4S and other major security companies on behalf of all forces across England and Wales to take over the delivery of a wide range of services previously carried out by the police. The contract is the largest on police privatisation so far, with a potential value of £1.5bn over seven years, rising to a possible £3.5bn depending on how many other forces get involved. <SNIP>
  18. Clearly the home of someone who's confused being artistic with sticking and painting any old shit all over the place.
  19. This one's now been on since August 2008 without a single change in price: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-16071146.html Nice looking house but right in the junction between two busy roads and without any hedges / trees offering privacy.
  20. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30852430.html I used to rent in this block, but the owner didn't want to sell. It's in the nicest part of Eastbourne, has a huge communal garden that is actually useable, and is right on the seafront. The downs are a few hundred metres away. OK, this one is SSTC, but you know what that means in today's market.
  21. Transaction volumns are at historical lows, and the only way they'll get back to 'normal' levels is through price drops or a return to free and easy lending. In the mean time sellers will sit tight because they don't want to be the mugs who sell for less than what the Joneses down the road sold for.
  22. My opinion? Cardboard box build quality, tiny rooms, lots of BTLs with a high turnover of occupants, some parts have a high chav quotient (saw a flat with two status hounds barking away in the tiny garden area a few days ago). I've heard horror stories from builders about build quality (they'd been called in to fix stuff that had gone wrong after just a couple of years, or which had never been fitted correctly in the first place). I imaging some of the larger penthouses are nice, but in general I wouldn't touch Sovereign Harbour as a buyer. For £200/250,000, you can get a great flat in other parts of Eastbourne.
  23. More staggering greed / optimism! 32, Cranborne Rd in Meads on at 610,000: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-21621588.html Highest previous was £500,000 in 2010, number 5. Number 33 sold in 2009 for 415,000. Land reg: http://www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/eastbourne/cranborne-avenue/?q=cranborne%20avenue%2C%20eastbourne&search_source=house-prices
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