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  1. I wondered if anyone else is hoping to buy in the Manchester area and fancied sharing information? I was priced out of Altrincham so have been looking at Sale but am a bit shocked at the price inflation over the last 12 months. The 3 bed end terrace type houses that were selling for 260-270k this time last year are now going on the market for 325k. I’ll wait and see what this one actually sold for: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70944461.html If actual sold prices have shot up that much then I’m also priced out of Sale and will be looking at Urmston/Stretford.
  2. Got this through this morning from a local EA in Altrincham, Manchester. interesting note about the lack of buyers. October 20-30 viewings in a week and a quick sale, now lucky to get 5-10 viewings. http://jamesonpartners.co.uk/blog/happening-property-prices/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2_1_2018)&mc_cid=55f0707bef&mc_eid=5f2bf57c42
  3. So i viewed the following house in Bolton https://www.sdlauctions.co.uk/property/15107/detached-house-for-auction-bolton/ Bolton is not my preferred area, though this place caught my eye and is a nice enough house, but the pictures are about 10 years out of date. It's also leasehold, though it's a 1,000 year lease from 1900 and the only condition is that it's not used as a pub, which might move trade from the pub next door. Also, 3 bed is being really generous. The third bedroom is not big enough for a bed and the ability to open the door. The cellar mentioned is not big enough to stand up if you're taller than 4.5 feet - so it's another loft storage as far as i'm concerned and certainly not worth being a selling point. This house was built in 1580 apparently and was the local pub for some time. This might explain the lease condition. incidentally, i had a pint in the 'bowling green' pub next door after the viewing and have to say that it is a great pub! Even so, i only recently moved to the north and cannot quite get over the general acceptance of historical leasehold houses. I'm from the south and there (although they are overpriced) an old house is always freehold and flats are leasehold. An old house that is leasehold just does not happen (at least not within my search parameters) and It's just something i always took for granted but now have to adapt when viewing houses around Manchester. Anyways, I didn't bid on this house as the starting bid was '£150,000', which i felt was steep for what is basically a 2 bed house in Ainsworth with generous storage space. They emailed me afterwards saying that the existing 'bids' hadn't met the reserve and would i like to submit a counter-bid? I declined Paying 6k auction costs for buying an overpriced 2 bed in Bolton just left a bitter taste in my mouth. The open day consisted of 3 people: me, a nosey old lady, and a typical developer who probably just likes open days as a Saturday hobby I spent the afternoon in the 'bowling green' pub quizzing the locals on the house and landlord. Oh boy is he in the s****! Now lives in Spain and been trying to sell for 9 years. Last tenant kicked out in December 2016 as he wrecked the place and parties every night. Likely not paying rent is the real reason he was evicted i suspect as the pub is the only neighbour. Empty for 1 year. What's the landlord gonna do? Drop price or try to rent again? or just keep empty? There's literally no furniture there and the carpets will need changing if he wanted to rent as there's some concerning stains. Window is broken too and patched up with chipboard. It's been re-listed as an online auction if you fancy taking it off his hands
  4. Whilst browsing the MCC constitution I came across the following: PENSIONS 12.1 All Members are entitled to access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, made under section 7 of the Superannuation Act 1972. 12.2 Both the basic and special responsibility allowances shall be treated as amounts in respect of which such pension is payable. So they get a pension on the nearly 15k allowance they get? The basic for 13/14 is 15,956 (job, number of cllrs, extra allowance, total) 1 Members not in receipt of special responsibility allowance 66 15,956 - 2 Opposition Lead Member on Finance 1 15,956 1,679 17,635 3 Deputy Chair of Licensing and Appeals Committee Deputy Chair of Planning and Highways Committee 2 15,956 3,358 19,314 4 Elected Member on Adoption Panel** 1 15,956 5,400 21,356 5 Deputy Leader Opposition, Assistant Executive Members, City Centre Spokesperson, Elected Member on Fostering Panel ** 10 15,956 6,706 22,662 6 Overview and Scrutiny Chairs, Chairs of Licensing and Appeals, and Planning and Highways Committees, Airport Group Board Member 9 15,956 10,066 26,022 7 Executive Members, Deputy Leader(s), Leader of Opposition 9 15,956 16,759 32,715 8 Leader 1 15,956 39,848 55,804 ETC. There's 11 people paid extra for Fostering/Adoption committees. Just how much fostering is going on in Manchester? How much people got http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/download/2641/members_allowances The rules The Scheme of Allowances and Expenses is set out in detail in Part 7 the Council's Constitution http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100004/the_council_and_democracy/2446/our_constitution P 439 if you want a look.
  5. Interesting news for Manchester indeed http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/manchester-city-etihad-stadium-adug-7313788
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