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Leonard Hatred

The Unsellables

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I had absolutely no idea that this programme existed until 10 minutes ago. I can only conclude that it's a desperate attempt by the BBC to make up some mileage after all that property porn they've pumped out over the years.

The continuity announcer mentioned "taking the housing market head on"! Yes, that's right, two people are going to turn round an entire multi-billion pound market all by themselves, and make it alright again! Plus, there's all your favourite crash euphemisms, e.g. "tricky market".

As a bonus, I see it's co-presented by the sister of everyone's favourite disgraced TV property expert.

****ing licence fee grabbing drivel.

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Just watched this, very informative!

So having a house that doesn't look like a cross between a jumble sale and a burglary makes it easier to sell!

Sophie/Kirsty (i am not sure, but it could be the same lass) seemd to imply all we needed was a tidy up and a lick of paint and everything will be ok.

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Sophie/Kirsty (i am not sure, but it could be the same lass) seemd to imply all we needed was a tidy up and a lick of paint and everything will be ok.

Nice houses make the angels weep with joy, which is where credit comes from.

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I had absolutely no idea that this programme existed until 10 minutes ago. I can only conclude that it's a desperate attempt by the BBC to make up some mileage after all that property porn they've pumped out over the years.

The continuity announcer mentioned "taking the housing market head on"! Yes, that's right, two people are going to turn round an entire multi-billion pound market all by themselves, and make it alright again! Plus, there's all your favourite crash euphemisms, e.g. "tricky market".

As a bonus, I see it's co-presented by the sister of everyone's favourite disgraced TV property expert.

****ing licence fee grabbing drivel.

More like a desperate attempt to find a cushy presenting job for Kirstie's sister. Have to keep it in the family, don't you know. ;)

As for houses that are dated and full of junk luttered being 'unsellable' - from what I've seen the main problem is overpricing. 'Unsellable' used to mean something intrinsically blighted, i.e. with a railway line at the bottom of the garden, on a very busy road, or with a rough pub next door.

The houses I've seen on this prog. are merely dated/full of junk. If I were looking now these are exactly what I'd go for, given that they seem to put so many people off. You're much more likely to get a bargain - without someone else's usually crappy idea of a makeover thrown in.

IMO if people are too thick and unimaginative to see past a bit of mess, clutter and avocado bathrooms, they deserve to pay top whack or be priced out for a few more years.

In fact I did get a 'hellhole' bargain a few years ago - God bless all those dopes who turned their noses up :P .

I wouldn't have let my dog spend a night in it at the time, but it scrubbed up beautifully.

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Been watching this drivel this week. I presume that me and you (the licence payers) are paying for these lazy t*ssers to have their houses cleaned at somebody else's expense.

I note, by the way, that nobody noticed that the terraced house featured yesterday couldn't sell because it looked to me that it was possibly not of standard construction (it looked very much like a Wimpy 'no-fines') making it unmortgageable).

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From today's episode I like the moment when she..the owner said "we always thought that when we want to sell we could just asked what ever we want for the place" hahahahaha :lol:

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couldn't sell because it looked to me that it was possibly not of standard construction (it looked very much like a Wimpy 'no-fines') making it unmortgageable).

No fines ??

Qu'est-ce que ce ?

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More like a desperate attempt to find a cushy presenting job for Kirstie's sister. Have to keep it in the family, don't you know. ;)

As for houses that are dated and full of junk luttered being 'unsellable' - from what I've seen the main problem is overpricing. 'Unsellable' used to mean something intrinsically blighted, i.e. with a railway line at the bottom of the garden, on a very busy road, or with a rough pub next door.

The houses I've seen on this prog. are merely dated/full of junk. If I were looking now these are exactly what I'd go for, given that they seem to put so many people off. You're much more likely to get a bargain - without someone else's usually crappy idea of a makeover thrown in.

IMO if people are too thick and unimaginative to see past a bit of mess, clutter and avocado bathrooms, they deserve to pay top whack or be priced out for a few more years.

In fact I did get a 'hellhole' bargain a few years ago - God bless all those dopes who turned their noses up :P .

I wouldn't have let my dog spend a night in it at the time, but it scrubbed up beautifully.

oh spot on sir. I havent seen it. but I rember the wife used to like watching the 'house doctor' a few years back. which consisted of being advised to de-clutter, lick of paint. tidy the lawns. \EVERY WEEK

They then wheeled in some simpletons for before and after . and they OPENLY admitted that whilst they wouldnt touch it with a bargepole before they would HAPPILY pay the full asking now. Absolutely effing unbelievable. I could weep. If i wasnt for the fact that it makes winning easier.

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I watched this program over the last two days to see what it was all about. Yesterday was a dump of a house in Swindon which was priced at £99950 and today a semi detached tip in Finchley London priced at £785,000. The program does not put any emphasis into the economics of what is going on, ie it is overpriced so reduce it. Instead the whole program focusses on cleaning the houses up and when cleaned they are classed as sellable.

This program does nothing for me, if was looking to buy a house it would not bother me what the furnishings or decoration of the house were like as i would change it to suit my own tastes. And when you buy a house it is usually empty so i dont see the point of the BBC putting the new furniture in unless they are giving it away for free. Another joke of a program which is a waste to license payers, i wont be watching it again.

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Didn't know about this one - does it replace the old Homes Under the Hammer programmes?

Have just watched Episode 20 on iPlayer- Sittingbourne in Kent. To save anyone else the time - here's the spoiler:

Lady (who looks a tad footballers wives-y and a bit high maintenance) has split up with the hubby, and is left with her, one of the kids and a shetland pony - the place is too big for just them, and was on the market for 8 months at £440,000 now down to £375,000.

The place is a bit of a DIY disaster zone- although the implication is that they bought it in a mess (there's carpet in the kitchen :blink: which she says was there when they moved in) - they focus on the kitchen and the boys room, and you don't get to see the rest of the house, but going on the amount of work needed doing in those 2 rooms, you'd imagine the whole house was like it.

They got some extra viewings, and 2 people said they'd put in offers - on the 4 week update, 1 person had put in an offer just under asking price, and the woman had accepted...

I see on Rightmove though, that the house is still for sale

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Been watching this drivel this week. I presume that me and you (the licence payers) are paying for these lazy t*ssers to have their houses cleaned at somebody else's expense.

I note, by the way, that nobody noticed that the terraced house featured yesterday couldn't sell because it looked to me that it was possibly not of standard construction (it looked very much like a Wimpy 'no-fines') making it unmortgageable).

Wimpy NoFines do not have any steel reinforcing included in their construction and so are generally mortgageable.

I live on an estate comprising a hundred or so and they sell quite readily, depending on price! ;) .

Having just this week moved my daughter into her latest, rented, timber and plasterboard Wendy House I`ll take my concrete house anytime. Granted they are not the best house in the world, but they are solidly built ( a bit too solid sometimes ), they are warm in the winter, cool in the summer and will probably still be standing when most of the Barratt Houses have crumbled away.

I will admit that they are not considered of standard construction but I suppose if you go back far enough you could have said the same about brick built houses.

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