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500k budget! :o

Welcome to fecking Sussex!

Odd higgledy piggledy layout??

EA says: "If renovated would be worth 600K....easy to resell...

(2009 prices)

EA said we tend to look at 'can we move it on' these days :lol:

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It's more property porn .. just a different title - I thought it was going to be a documentary about the causes and effects. Very disappointed!! Switched off pretty much as soon as I turned it on!

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It's more property porn .. just a different title - I thought it was going to be a documentary about the causes and effects. Very disappointed!! Switched off pretty much as soon as I turned it on!

Well, I didn't know that: "Call your local property officer" stuff.

It may be useful

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It's more property porn .. just a different title - I thought it was going to be a documentary about the causes and effects. Very disappointed!! Switched off pretty much as soon as I turned it on!

Agreed. I saw an episode this weekend. Thought it was going to be a documentary of some sort. 10 minutes in I realised it was just another way of FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE.

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I've caught this a few times this week and it's one of those property programs that leaves you asking more questions than it answers.

One of this week's featured properties was a derelict farmhouse which a couple had bought for the sum of £130,000, not bad really as it looked a nice place. In the next segment though it turns out that they also spent upwards of £200k doing the place up! So they had actually spent somewhere in he region of £350,000 buying the place! It was all good though as the lady of the house said that they had had it valued at 'five hundred' so they were happy!

In the section in which they show the local council officer they showed a guy who had let his property go to ruin over the years and he neeeded to get it back into shape. The obvious thing to do is to threaten some sort of action against him unless he pays the money and gets it back into action. Not this council! They gave him a grant to help with the building work on the grounds that he had to submit the property into the council pool of houses. So he got paid to do it up and then guaranteed a property!

I actually know of a place near here, standard semi-detached property, that a school mate's Dad bought for their Gran to live in next door to their own property. Sadly before any work was done the Gran passed away and the house has not been lived in or touched since. This was easily twenty five years ago or more. Is there no incentive for these people to eiher use the house or sell it on? What sort of costs do you have for an unused house?

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I really think eminent domain should now come into effect for a lot of these properties. The original owners given a fair price and the stock sold onto people needing a house.

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I notice two things around this way in relation to houses.

1. The number of empty houses. I know of three in our street with another two possible. Many more as I drive around.

2. The number of older people living in big houses which would more suit families. I would never suggest that people should leave there own homes but single people living in three/four bedroom houses doesn't seem the bestuse of the space.

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I notice two things around this way in relation to houses.

1. The number of empty houses. I know of three in our street with another two possible. Many more as I drive around.

2. The number of older people living in big houses which would more suit families. I would never suggest that people should leave there own homes but single people living in three/four bedroom houses doesn't seem the bestuse of the space.

re 2

You should come to the south of Norwich.....I went to look at another house today and the look on the little old ladies faces when they saw the car open up and the kids come out!

The cheek of these young people wanting to live in a four bed house near the school.

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