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Lee Harvey Oswald

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  1. Thought I should send a quick update. Agent continues to insist upon professional cleaning, and is asking for evidence that it was removed from the contract. Have suggested the contract itself! Reviewing the check-in inventory (all 34 pages of it!) marks were shown on 5 bedroom carpets, and furniture indentations on 6. We have thus pointed out that the carpets were returned in better condition than when received. Agent has implied in an email that she didn't check the condition of the curtains on check-out. Agent advised early last week that she was away on holiday for a week, and would pi
  2. Many thanks for the responses MacGuffin and Tim, have responded to agent as below, and will let you know how we get on. As regards what the inventory previously said about carpets, I will have to check on that. I don't believe that it said anything, as I know that I commented upon their assumed conditions of some of the curtains, which they stated "as new". Thanks agin for the help & advice. Best. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear _______, Many thanks for your email. Unfortunately though there still appear to be
  3. I wonder if someone might be able to give me some advice. Checked out of a property last week. It was a very large property, and we put much effort into the cleaning. I had access to a carpet steam cleaner, and did all of the carpets myself. This took me 5 hours on the Saturday afternoon, and a further 12 on the Sunday. We engaged two cleaners to assist with miscellaneous cleaning, including bathrooms, kitchens, and steam cleaning of curtains. They did actually advise that some of the curtains were spotless, and thus wouldn’t need doing. The cleaners were found via a forum (mumsnet actually)
  4. Even Dennis Healey agrees that there need to be cuts. Would never have recognised him from the pic though, nor Geoffrey Howe for that matter. I wonder why Ken Clarke is not mentioned. As the only ex-chancellor still in frontline politics, you would have thought that he would have wanted his two-penneth.
  5. Hi, Would appreciate some advice. Was checked out of last property by landlord at the end of June. No issues. was paid several hundred pounds in cash, and given a receipt to acknowledge that a cheque for the balance would be forwarded to my new address. This time last week I was contacted by the landlord, and advised of some 'issues' that were spotted post check-out. One of these issues was a dirty driveway; I ponted out that the LL had employed contractors since we vacated, for fixing some rending on the property, and that the issue could well be of their doing. I stated that I was not int
  6. Interesting. If you google them, there seem to be some angry people out there. This cached page suggests that there was an ongoing depate about the practices of this company, that has now been deleted: MSE also have a thread from earlier this year: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showth....html?t=1418589 Best of luck.
  7. Apologies for posting another link to the other side: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showth....html?t=1788075
  8. Post on MSE apparently, asking whether you are liable for their share of the rent! http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showth....html?t=1782221 Please restrain yourselves from posting on the MSE thread; the poster might in fact be genuine, and I wouldn't like us to cause any offence.
  9. I move house tomorrow. I haven't got a reduction; but I am moving from a 5 bed detached with standard garden, to a huge 6 bed detached with a pool and 3 to 4 acres, for peanuts more. The lounge on the new property is almost the same size as the entire downstairs living space of the current one. There is a glut of property out there, it is a renter's market.
  10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8120647.stm House prices in England and Wales fell slightly again last month, according to figures from the Land Registry. The average house price in May fell by 0.2% from April to £152,497, while the annual rate of decline was 15.9%. This was a slight slowdown on the 16.2% year-on-year drop recorded for both April and March. The latest Land Registry data comes a week after the Council of Mortgage Lenders said lending levels across the UK fell back again in May.
  11. It isn't in the scheme! Not worried about this, as there is always the 3 x deposit thingy to hit them with, if they don't refund in full. Present property has been owned by LL for many years, so plenty of equity there. Am not expecting them to do a runner with my deposit! May perhaps have considered buying this place, but I think we have now outgrown it. One of the much overlooked advantages of renting is the ability to upsticks and move, as and when personal circumstances dictate. Given what we are moving to, I am not in the least bit bothered about buying for some time. Thnaks for the
  12. House next to our current rental has been on the market for a year now, empty for most of that time. 5 bed detached. I have posted elsewhere about our move at the end of next week. We are also in a 5 bed detached currently. Our current LL lives in the house the other side of our current one. They divided the house into two spacious flats several years ago. LL lives in one of these flats, the other was eventually let after being empty for the best part of a year. Tenants of the other flat moved out yesterday. At this rate the road is going to be empty before too long! No real point to this
  13. Hi Bankside, Am in Essex for my sins, and went through an EA. Need a big house. Last time I moved, it was a case of waiting for a house that size to come up, in the area that we wanted, and then pay asking price. This time around we really have been spoiled for choice. Have signed up for two years, it really can't stay this way forever. My thinking is that, as accidental landlords realise that they are not getting the returns they wanted on these houses, they will have to sell them. This additional supply will have a downward effect on prices.
  14. Agreed. I am in London commuter belt, and rates are ridiculously low. I move at the end of next week to a place that was bought for just under £1m last summer, my monthly rent is well sub-£2k per month. LL thus getting a return of sub 2.5% pa, before taking any of his costs into account. Fortunately he is stinking rich, and is only letting the house because he is being seconded overseas.
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