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Everything posted by wickywackywoo

  1. Er, the sun isn't shining and the birds aren't singing. The beer's pretty good though.
  2. You might regret it when a big black zulu warrior shoves a spear up your @rse
  3. I like your style and agree that sometimes this is the most effective way to deal with some people. I couldn't work out this old bloke, he was nice as pie every time I went round to complain and promised to sort it out - only for the problem to come back a week later - and we're talking loud enough here to wake me up out of a deep sleep (every f*cking night). On the last occasion I went to visit him my patience was wearing thin and I accused him of doing it deliberately to which he look very taken aback. To this day I'm still not sure if it was a passive-aggressive thing or if he was a bit mad. Fortunately my contract expired and I was gone like a bat out of hell. If I'd had to put up with it any longer though (ie. if I'd perhaps bought the house) I would have threatened to beat the living sh1t out of him if it carried on and it would have got very nasty. Some people only respond to that kind of language unfortunately. I will never ever live in anything but a detached house from now on. I cannot stand noise at night.
  4. Don't be naive. The Government have been desperately trying to force contractors to pay more tax for TEN years. They introduced numerous new laws and the end result - nothing - the vast majority of contractors have avoided them, many now pay less than they id before. Most public sector employees are thick and slow. The private sector have been avoiding their new laws for years before thicky public sector employee even realises they've managed to evade it. It will be no different with the bankers. They will run rings around Labour.
  5. Yeah man. I signed up for a year and discovered the walls were made of cardboard and there was a deaf old fart next door who played his TV so loudly it kept me up until two every night (sometimes later). I asked him four times to keep it down after midnight. Every time he was apologetic and agreed but the noise soon started up again. He was either deaf or retarded. The moral of the story - rent a detached house. I have now moved and have complete silence (except for my farts) every night. Would never rent a terraced or semi again after that experience. Apart from that renting sucks badly in general. I've had numerous problems with landlords and agents taking the piss and treating me like a [email protected] Can't wait to buy again so I can tell tell them all to take a flying f*ck.
  6. Hmm, a lot of negativity on this thread - too old to be a developer at 27! I'm 41 and still a developer, although a pretty senior one. I regulary work with guys my own age and many a lot younger - never had a problem - the younger guys like to learn from me because I've been developing/designing solidly for close to 20 years. I've forgotten more about IT than they know. The trick is to make yourself truly excellent at what you do - chances are you'll get decent paid work that way. I was out of work for months at the beginning of the year. I spent the time learning the very latest technology. Got a contract (short-term) which they wanted to extend but I turned them down as I was offered a much higher paid contract. There is work out there but you need to be bang up to date to differentiate yourself from the herd. Agree with the rest of the comments about the traitorous **** Brown encouraging all the work abroad - I reckon there will be an enormous boom when this recession ends though due to the lack of IT experience that will be left in this country.
  7. UPDATE Well f*ck-a-doodle-do, what a surprise. Landlord came round for checkout - spent five minutes nosing around and then declared she would be returning my deposit IN FULL. She never even mentioned the oil stain - I wonder if she thought that it was there before I moved in! Pleasantly surprised, I have to say. Onto the next one now. Just been told by new letting agent that I have to change the energy supply from EDF to Southern Electric because 'the landlord doesn't like EDF and is adamant that Gas/Electric is supplied by Southern Electric'. Apparently the previous naughty tenants had the cheek to switch from Southern Electric to EDF (despite it being in contract not to) and now I have to switch back. Never fails to amaze me at the audacity of people. Think they can put anything they like in a contract and that makes it legal. Landlord will be telling me where I have to buy my bloody groceries next Roll on the day I buy again and don't have to deal with f*cking muppets anymore.
  8. I've never received anything from her mortgage company. I do certainly intend to leave a tip with the taxman after I move out. I don't normally like to grass people up but I'll make an exception for her because she's such a pig. She may well be paying tax anyway, she's an accountant so I don't think she would risk it - I believe you can be barred for tax evasion.
  9. I did think of doing exactly that but at £40 per hour but decided to just ignore it. It's complete nonsense. No contract has been formed unless I agree to it. I guess you can all see why I'm concerned about the oil stain now. She's overly aggressive which is why I suspect I may have a fight on my hands. Still, there's always the ears...
  10. Excellent point. The garage is completely unsuitable for storage as it leaks like a sieve everytime it rains. What else can I use it for but motor vehicles? And motor vehicles of course leak. The more I think about it the more I'm thinking the landlady can bite my banger.
  11. Hi Lepista I assume that reply was meant for me. Yep, been there a year paying £900 per month for an absolute dump where nothing works properly. I've had plumbers out 7 times in a year to fix everything from central heating problems to water leaks in the loft, electricians to fix light switches that keep strangely blowing up. The central heating still doesn't work properly and never has. Strangely, for some reason I don't seem to get compensation for the time and inconvenience it causes me having to arrange to be home when tradesmen come to fix the numerous problems. My landlady B1tch sent me a noddy moving out preparations type letter last week. She stated in the letter that she would be charging me £20 for every hour she has to be at the property to resolve any disputes I am very inclined to not bend at all on anything, just wanted to know what people thought really. The deposit is in a scheme.
  12. All the same, these landlord scum unfortunately. I had to start legal proceedings to get my last deposit back. I'd lived there 4.5 years and left the house immaculate. The greedy sh1ts even launched a legal defense to start with and then backed out paying my deposit and all legal costs a week before the hearing Didn't compensate me for my lost time though so I'd prefer to circumnavigate that situation beforehand if I can - hence either agreeing a reasonable level of compensation (if I can discover what that is) or ripper her damn ears off. PS Next time you get a wine spill pour table salt over it until the top of the salt remain dry. It works like magic, even on red wine. Literally lifts it right out of the carpet but you need to do it reasonably quickly.
  13. I'll be sure to tell my landlady. So come on everybody - assuming compensation is due what do people think would be a reasonable sum of money to agree to pay the b1tch? The oil spill is roughly the size of the Exxon Valdez diasaster although it hasn't yet killed any wildlife - it could possibly even put peak oil back a couple of years if they find a way to extract it from the garage floor.
  14. Good idea but it's not feasible now. I move in two days and the garage is stacked with stuff.
  15. This stain is already dry though so I wonder if the cement would still do anything - it might just sit there looking gay.
  16. I have considered this option - amongst others such as threatening to rip her ears off if she makes a fuss. There is no inventory. Problem is you can see the stain is very recent. My mate's motorbike only leaked a month or so ago. I've no doubt if I fought it all the way, she couldn't prove it due to lack of inventory and I'd win. But, I'm a reasonable chap and I don't mind paying a reasonable sum in compensation. The problem is, what is a reasonable sum? I'm pretty sure a reasonable sum to my landlady b1tch will be a completely unacceptable sum to me.
  17. Alas, I suspect that is exactly what she expects. She is a member of a sub-branch of the human race known as 'bellus endus'.
  18. Do you mean bog standard cement? Just spread some over the stain and leave for a while then sweep up? Won't it kind of go off and leave a ridge.
  19. Cheers, I like your thinking. I'm inclined to agree but I doubt the landlord b1tch will. I've certainly cleared it up. Completely dry now.
  20. Mods: Please leave for a couple of hours before moving to renting. Hi All Moving out of my rented house where I've been a year. The house has an integral garage. It now has courtesy of my mate's motorbike a massive oil stain on the floor. The floor is already pretty skanky and has several older oil stains that were there prior to my moving in. My landlady is a penny-pinching b1tch and I fully expect to get fleeced on everything she can get away with. What is a reasonable amount to deduct for a decent sized oil stain? Is it perhaps 'fair wear and tear' given that it is a garage. Cheers for any help.
  21. Jeez! He actually rang you up to say that??? I think I'd have had to go round there and slap him for that Most people aren't capable of thinking beyond next week, never mind cycles that last years.
  22. You must be mistaken I'm afraid. I've been reliably informed by quite a few pro-anybody-foreign people on this board that it's a good thing if we allow Indians in to take all the development jobs - because we can all become project managers, haha. Personally, I say good. Too many people have sneered and laughed while 'other' peoples livelihoods have been taken away. It's only when enough people are squealing with indignation, like little piggies, that something will be done.
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