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Bought A House - And People Offer Me Congratulations!

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I finally did it! I bought a house in harringay. Its bit run down, and I got it for about 15% under the initial asking price.

When I tell people they congratulate me as if I just got married or had a promotion.

What's to congratulate in taking on a large mortgage, months of expensive building work, a lot of dust and the threat of having all my stuff stolen by roaming Romanians in search of a place to set up home?

Speaking of which, since it may be empty for a bit,. what can I do to protect against squatters?

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I finally did it! I bought a house in harringay. Its bit run down, and I got it for about 15% under the initial asking price.

When I tell people they congratulate me as if I just got married or had a promotion.

What's to congratulate in taking on a large mortgage, months of expensive building work, a lot of dust and the threat of having all my stuff stolen by roaming Romanians in search of a place to set up home?

Speaking of which, since it may be empty for a bit,. what can I do to protect against squatters?

Make sure it is thoroughly secure give neighbours your mobile to tip off any trouble. If people have to break in they cannot assume squatters rights.

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I finally did it! I bought a house in harringay. Its bit run down, and I got it for about 15% under the initial asking price.

When I tell people they congratulate me as if I just got married or had a promotion.

What's to congratulate in taking on a large mortgage, months of expensive building work, a lot of dust and the threat of having all my stuff stolen by roaming Romanians in search of a place to set up home?

Speaking of which, since it may be empty for a bit,. what can I do to protect against squatters?

How can you buy a place in an area you can't even spell the name of ?!! :P

And run down? that would describe most of the area! I hope you didn't pay too much for the place!

Not a lot you can do if they are determined to get in, I suspect. Get it refurbished as soon as possible. How many bedrooms?

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I finally did it! I bought a house in harringay. Its bit run down, and I got it for about 15% under the initial asking price.

When I tell people they congratulate me as if I just got married or had a promotion.

What's to congratulate in taking on a large mortgage, months of expensive building work, a lot of dust and the threat of having all my stuff stolen by roaming Romanians in search of a place to set up home?

Speaking of which, since it may be empty for a bit,. what can I do to protect against squatters?

What would you prefer people to say? "Sorry about that" "Unlucky" . You sound as miserable as your run down house.

Anyway.. Congratulations :D

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I finally did it! I bought a house in harringay. Its bit run down, and I got it for about 15% under the initial asking price.

When I tell people they congratulate me as if I just got married or had a promotion.

What's to congratulate in taking on a large mortgage, months of expensive building work, a lot of dust and the threat of having all my stuff stolen by roaming Romanians in search of a place to set up home?

Speaking of which, since it may be empty for a bit,. what can I do to protect against squatters?

If you are so worried about Romanians, theft, building-work, expensive mortgage and dust, then it really begs the question of why you bought the place?

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