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  1. To add a buyers perspective, the recent work I've had on our welsh slate roof started life as some chimney repointing + tile sorting, has become lead (valley) replacement, and will probably end up being a new roof.

    Based on a building survey and 3 builders quotes, we went halves with the vendor on £900 to sort the leaks our, and are already in over double that.

    (Obviously, there's no point sorting plasterwork out until the roof is good and the walls/ceilings have had time to dry.)

    I don't seem to be able to edit the post above, but thought I should point out that we completed a while ago and the extra expense is ours!

  2. To add a buyers perspective, the recent work I've had on our welsh slate roof started life as some chimney repointing + tile sorting, has become lead (valley) replacement, and will probably end up being a new roof.

    Based on a building survey and 3 builders quotes, we went halves with the vendor on £900 to sort the leaks our, and are already in over double that.

    (Obviously, there's no point sorting plasterwork out until the roof is good and the walls/ceilings have had time to dry.)

  3. Yes we were looking into those cottages and came to the same conclusion. Looking now at Clasemont Road area in Morriston...big houses for not too bad a price once you've knocked them down a bit by the looks of it. but there seem a few up for sale there. Is something going on round there?

    Two big employers in morriston are NHS and DVLA. I also noticed a large number of properties in Clasemont Road, which is apparently a pretty good street in Morriston. I wonder if management in one of those two organisations are leaving. Lots of dvla jobs moving to morriston, possibly at the expense of middle management.

  4. So you can't do much to it to modernise it, it is in a compound which is basically a council depot and last time I looked they locked the depot gates each evening.

    Not even worth a fiver IMPO.

    well I hope there's plenty more that see it that way..

  5. The park itself is listed so I wouldn't be surprised if the building is too. I think you're right about the compound. The listing gives the impression there are outbuildings for sale too but these are not actually for sale.

    fwiw, this building is grade II listed

  6. I don't think the access issues are to do with the park, but more to do with the fact that it is in the compound where all the park workers have offices, sheds, car parks, etc. I think this is closed at night.

    IIRC an EA told me that it is a listed building but I could be wrong. Great burglar opportunity though - house in the middle of a huge empty park? Didn't someone set fire to this a year or so ago?

    The park itself is listed so I wouldn't be surprised if the building is too. I think you're right about the compound. The listing gives the impression there are outbuildings for sale too but these are not actually for sale.

  7. Do you think it will still have a view when a new housing estate is build in the old playing fields? You never know, it may still end up as a supermarket for all we know.

    actually yeah it would, it sits quite high up and at the moment apart from the sea, all you can see is trees. It has a couple of monsters at the back of the (huge) garden.

  8. Thanks TMT = not bored at all - the more information the better. The vendor mentioned the flooding and the planned development of the playing fields. the house is on quite a slope so is not at risk itself - obviously the bottom of the garden is. Not sure about the knotweed - might have a look if we view again. The vendor reckoned the flooding was often caused by a blocked culvert which is looked after a bit more carefully now due to the new builds down the road. It wouldn't surprise me if this council granted permission for new houses on that land regardless of the flooding risk!

    It is very interesting to hear your views on the prices - certainly encouragement to not feel bad about going "low" with a first offer.

    Do you think we'll be able to find our 30's place with a view etc? Thislooks good in the photos but the inside is shocking. I love the look of this but there's no view (I'm currently in brynmill and can see across the whole bay, so keeping a bit of a view would be nice).

  9. Hello everyone - (TMT!)

    I got pointed at this forum after asking some advice on money saving supermarket about making an offer. While I've been waiting for my account to be validated (!) I've been reading this very interesting thread and am up to page 20 so far - good stuff!

    Wondering if I could ask for opinions on this place (no 27) which we viewed recently. It's on for 300, was bought in 2005 for 285K. It's pretty 80s inside (blue bathroom) but is very spacious - the basement for example is the whole area of the house. Big sun room out back, and big extension out the side giving a large kitchen. The old kitchen is now a study. Garage is ok size, slightly bigger than a standard single, but theres no flat parking space apart from that. Garden is a 1/4 acre and very well stocked with a stream at the bottom (which "hasn't flooded for 3 years")

    We like it but it wonder what a reasonable offer would be, or even if it's just overpriced. It would need updating pretty much everywhere inside. It has a view of the sea, but it's just a little patch between trees.

    Also, thought I'd see if people think what our ideal place is doable. Personally, I'd like a 20s or 30s semi that is tidy enough to live in and original enough that we could bring it back to life (or has been nicely restored) 3 or ideally 4 beds with a large garage and off street parking, views of the bay pref incl. mumbles head, and near a park. Seem to be focusing on sketty/derwen fawr Seen a few nice looking places in glanmor road for example that are close but don't have everything, or are too expensive. We are looking up to 300K but really want to stay below 250. What chance say you?

    I apologise if I sound like I'm asking for the world, it's just the ideal and I'd like to know if it's achievable.

    Many thanks for your advice!

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