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cbathpc

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  1. That has been the premise here for going on 20 years now. I think prices should crash, but I don't think they will.
  2. I always just assumed in places like this, everyone drove drunk
  3. "3 Bed" The rise of the live-in kitchen-diner-lounge really is a gift to these shoebox developers isn't it? I think it works well if you also have a lounge/snug room, but who wants to be sat in the kitchen 24/7 when the washing/drying/cooking is on?
  4. I enjoy not being entitled to child benefit because I earn just over the margin. My wife working 3 days a week pulls in a mighty 15k per year.. Meanwhile next door, you can have two people pulling in £45k each and they get the full amount. Top logic. Nothing that helps families will ever change though, if anything we'll all end up paying more
  5. It probably should be reformed, but how happy are people (voters) going to be who currently live in an area with low council tax to see their rates sky rocket to pay for another area? We already pay comical tax in this country, and I'd say it stands to reason that if you're in a low council tax area you're probably more than making up for it in the forms of other taxes.
  6. The rent question is what basically ******s us all over. I agree house prices need to crash, but as the saying goes the markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent You can get your 40 year mortgage on a 400k property and probably pay £1k per month. Or you can rent the same place for £1.5k per month. How much is the market going to have to crash to make renting more appealable? It's a bigger gamble than the 40 year mortgage imo!
  7. Whilst there is plenty of scene in the city centre, there is no infrastructure for families. It's nothing like London in that regard
  8. Anyone keeping eyes on the Manchester market? Is it cooling at all now? I know it went totally insane when it opened back up after covid..
  9. Councils are taking the absolute piss as well. They can't provide any services due to corona (unprecedented times! we can't offer you this service for YOUR protection) yet they're still able to up the price massively each year.. what!
  10. I thought the whole point of living in London was great access to amenities like that. Whats the point paying all that money for a flat that you never leave??
  11. I think it's quite harsh to have a go at people for wanting their kids go to school. Looking after kids when you're legally not allowed to leave home is really very difficult, and to be fair not something most people will have anticipated when deciding to have them.
  12. My missus was on furlough for 4 months, she never had more money due to saving on commuting, childcare, etc. Financially as a family coronavirus was the best thing thats ever happened to us.
  13. I thought Sweden never pursued heard immunity? More like they wanted to create a set of rules that were sustainable for a long period of time. Lockdown, not being one of them.
  14. I'm sure people will be rushing to take a test, to get themselves and whoever else they live with locked in for 2 weeks. Where do I sign up?
  15. Don't worry in two weeks time, when cases are still in the thousands per day we'll definitely be able to trace EVERY contact, and EVERY place you've been in the previous two weeks
  16. MP's, journalists, etc talking about test and trace are seemingly incapable of doing maths. We're at 15k+ positive tests per day. Whip out a calculator and think how many people and locations you would need to track down for each individual person. With our level of infection its a non starter. It was probably a non starter with 500 per day. All these experts and not a single person capable of adding up.
  17. Scotland shutting pubs down, but don't worry it'll be reviewed in two weeks (do they say that to wind us up at this point?!)
  18. WFH undoubtly saves money, but I am starting to suffer with it being every day. Living in a 2 up 2 down with a kid who is off nursery twice a week, makes it bloody hard to focus. Particularly seeing it in the juniors and midlevels as well. They've lost all drive and appetite. Don't blame them though, half of them get out of bed walk 2m to their desk and then sit at a computer all day, walk 2m back to their bed. Sleep and repeat.
  19. This NHS app is going to be a tough sell. For me, self isolating for 14 days is possible but for how many is it not? Especially based on a random points system! The gov will need to come up with a financial incentive or something..
  20. We are contributing to the madness by also selling and buying, we couldn't wait longer due to family size. I think a lot of people are gambling on the belief that full time WFH won't last forever. I personally think we'll all gradually be brought back in.
  21. Both are SSTC. I wouldn't buy either of them! I thought the big appeal of living round there is that its supposed to be cheap. They don't even look like good investment properties... it makes no sense.
  22. Looks like COVID19 has made no difference to house prices in Manchester at all. I don't pay much attention to flats, but are they dropping at least?
  23. It does feel like we're at the point where the government can't recognise a sunk cost. This continued walking a very thin line is clearly not working. It seems like it would make much more sense for us to either full lockdown, close the borders ala New Zealand, or just get on with it with handwashing, and maybe a bit of distancing ala Sweden. They're the only two methods that seem to work. It's going wrong in every other country, if its so obvious why can so many governments not see it?
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