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  1. I thought the final prices were good, considering the location and how much hand holding they would have received. But I’m used to London prices. Always been dubious about water underfloor heating though, especially under a fixed single surface like concrete. Big concrete floors crack easily with changes in temp. It’s a good industrial product but not something flawless. Pity they lost their friendship through the builds. It’s why I don’t get friends to work for me in any capacity.
  2. Anyone watch? https://www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs-the-street Direct sale of plots to group of self builders - utilities already connected. Last night's figures were £275-300k.
  3. Sadly, wearing hats has gone out of fashion so we are unable to doff them to the children of billionaires as much as would be desirable.
  4. The American Dream of 'If I work hard one day I'll be rich too' is so deeply ingrained (there and here) it's incredibly difficult to convince people that no, in 2019 you can work as hard as you want (at your zero hours minimum wage no benefits jobs) but the stats show any progress you make will be minimal compared to the long-lasting inherited wealth of our overlords. I've reached the conclusion many people actively prefer being serfs - gaining more pleasure from the distant mirage of ultra-wealth (watching Kardashians while eating reheated plastic tray meals) than from any incremental improvement in their own reality. A society which allows billionaires the framework and safety to flourish, then runs a tax system that panders to their never-satisfied intergenerational Smauglike hoarding, while hospital wards are closed, council taxes goes up, bus services ended, elderly left unvisited, and the disabled driven to suicide is a pathetic bootlicking society of the meanest order. Perhaps subservience is built into our genes.
  5. I find MSE very useful at times, but I certainly wouldn't go there for house buying advice.
  6. A nation of masochists, confusing the choice to be independently weak with strength.
  7. More lies uncovered. More deception. More fakery. More cheating. We were a gullible nation - are we still this easily manipulated or have we at least learned some savvy? Facebook Brexit ads secretly run by staff of Lynton Crosby firm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/03/grassroots-facebook-brexit-ads-secretly-run-by-staff-of-lynton-crosby-firm The mysterious groups, which have names such as Mainstream Network and Britain’s Future, appear to be run independently by members of the public and give no hint that they are connected. But in reality they share an administrator who works for Crosby’s CTF Partners and have spent as much as £1m promoting sophisticated targeted adverts aimed at heaping pressure on individual MPs to vote for a hard Brexit. Repeated questions have been raised about who is backing at least a dozen high-spending groups that have flooded MPs’ inboxes with calls to reject Theresa May’s deal, but until now they were thought to be independent entities. But according to the documents, almost all the major pro-Brexit Facebook “grassroots” advertising campaigns in the UK share the same page admins or advertisers. These individuals include employees of CTF Partners and the political director of Boris Johnson’s campaigns to be mayor of London, who has worked closely with Crosby in the past.
  8. Aren't the people who inherit vast fortunes technically the living rich?
  9. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/03/inheritance-tax-loopholes-allowing-super-rich-to-pay-lower-rates
  10. Let's talk about the tendency to label 'Cucks' 'Libs' 'Leftists' 'Snowflakes' Pray tell when EXACTLY do we get to call someone a Nazi? I think we should be given a very specific set of guidelines so we all know where we stand. Wouldn't want to offend any snowflakes.
  11. Update: Found completely in tenant's favour. Small amount (under £100 as tenant agreed) deducted. I've also convinced them to report to HMRC in case there's some tax missing on the place...
  12. The year is 2040 and Sir Ed Sheeran is celebrating his second marriage on Holly Branson's Necker Island, recently rebuilt after devastating storms and high waters caused much destruction and several deaths. With a personal wealth of over £250mil, despite his divorce settlement, Sheeran credits his good fortune to Baal, the ancient deity to whom he regularly sacrifices goats, and to his extensive property portfolio which reaches across London.
  13. No I call it Nazi because I see Nazis posting on it - quite simple really. Go to reddit, 4chan, 8chan. Wherever there is social media there are people who decide that the platform is best used to spread hatred and get oh so hysterical when the owners assert their lawful right to boot them. If the internet isn’t to your liking then design something that is, it’s hardly impossible. Like the dark net for pedos. The funniest thing is how everyone knows all the views of people who claim their free speech is being impinged. How that happens when they’re so utterly dreadfully silenced is quite a wonder.
  14. Just dropping in to see if it’s all been sorted. What’s that? It’s still a huge mess? Well I never!
  15. Just dropping in to see if it’s all been sorted. What’s that? It’s still a huge mess? Well I never!
  16. Some of these companies haven't even made a profit yet. Tech gurus don’t let their kids have smartphones. Here’s why As for leftist views - you're aware freedom of speech doesn't apply to private companies? They're allowed to boot anyone off that they want and there are plenty of 'free speech' start ups covering the same hysterical terrain (the Nazis love Gab).
  17. Conflating something adults do (buying tickets to go on a train service) with something children do (play in a neighbourhood together) is deliberately misleading. Anyway, it's already been noted that the rich people are complaining as much as the poor ones. I'm not sure how this country expects to have social cohesion when even children are segregated according to family finances. 'Oh no, that seesaw isn't for you little Johnny! You can watch Otto and Chloe through the fence.' Everyone talks a good game about meritocracy but when it comes down to it the UK loves stratification and division. Can't feel superior unless someone else is made to feel inferior, innit.
  18. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/27/silicon-valley-tech-wealth-real-estate
  19. I'm wondering how the US, with an effective property tax system, still experiences bubbles the same as we do? http://www.tax-rates.org/taxtables/property-tax-by-state
  20. Low maintenance children's area - should be shared. High maintenance adult/mixed area (ie pool, gym, concierge service) - no need to share. Fairly simple, I would have thought.
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