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The Archers on R4 today

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Caught 10 minutes of this today, it's not a radio show I normally listen to because it is just soap opera drivel for the middle classes, but what I did hear:

Landlord deciding to sell because "it's a lot of responsibility being a landlord"

Young couple unable to buy at current prices

Deluded seller being advised, "it's only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it"

drip drip, I wonder if the BBC writers are in the priced out generation now?

This is the kind of thing the average landlord does listen to, it gets around 5 million listeners a week.

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45 minutes ago, Habeas Domus said:

Caught 10 minutes of this today, it's not a radio show I normally listen to because it is just soap opera drivel for the middle classes, but what I did hear:

Landlord deciding to sell because "it's a lot of responsibility being a landlord"

Young couple unable to buy at current prices

Deluded seller being advised, "it's only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it"

drip drip, I wonder if the BBC writers are in the priced out generation now?

This is the kind of thing the average landlord does listen to, it gets around 5 million listeners a week.

Is this Fallon and Pc burns.

There does seem to be a coordinated thing. 

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It was an awful week to listen to (as a tenant).

Harrison and Fallon want to buy a house but no deposit then miraculously out of nowhere he declares that he has loads of money really. Enough for a deposit from a legacy (I think) and ISA's.

They start looking for somewhere to buy and their LL finds out. Sends an EA around to do a valuation giving bugger all notice.

The valuation is so high she is "embarrassed" to name the figure.... except she then offers it to Harrison and Fallon as a private deal (with a small discount for EA fees)

PC and F are viewing other properties and finding them sub-optimal.

Meanwhile the Grundies (also renting) get a visit from their LL who discovers that they have been running a B&B unknown to him. Cue big bollocking

 

 

 

 

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The moment the boiler went on the blink in the rented house I knew what was coming.

I am a regular Archers listener (for my sins) and the way they shoe-horn "current issues" into the plots is painful.

There's also another sub-plot at the moment about one of the Archer families selling off land for development.  They were very keen to ensure that some of the homes that would be built on the plot would be "affordable housing for local people"

It's cringe-tastic and I so wish they wouldn't do it.

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12 hours ago, Habeas Domus said:

Caught 10 minutes of this today, it's not a radio show I normally listen to because it is just soap opera drivel for the middle classes, but what I did hear:

Landlord deciding to sell because "it's a lot of responsibility being a landlord"

Young couple unable to buy at current prices

Deluded seller being advised, "it's only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it"

drip drip, I wonder if the BBC writers are in the priced out generation now?

This is the kind of thing the average landlord does listen to, it gets around 5 million listeners a week.

I find that quite worrying TBH.

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19 hours ago, Habeas Domus said:

Caught 10 minutes of this today, it's not a radio show I normally listen to because it is just soap opera drivel for the middle classes, but what I did hear:

Landlord deciding to sell because "it's a lot of responsibility being a landlord"

Young couple unable to buy at current prices

Deluded seller being advised, "it's only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it"

drip drip, I wonder if the BBC writers are in the priced out generation now?

This is the kind of thing the average landlord does listen to, it gets around 5 million listeners a week.

How totally bizarre

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26 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

How totally bizarre

Propety i nthe countryside faces a number of whammies.

MMR.

Removal of farming/agrisubs/opening UK market to much more efficient producers.

Continued increases in petrol costs.

OAP dying out.

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It's got worse. Only half listening. Harrison (the PC) went cap in hand to parents to ask them for the money to buy the cottage. Initially they said no as his brother had moved back in with them. 

From the short bit I heard yesterday it sounds as if they will give him the money after all. So cottage at full asking price (less a discount for "agents fees")

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On 24/07/2017 at 8:30 AM, spyguy said:

Propety i nthe countryside faces a number of whammies.

MMR.

Removal of farming/agrisubs/opening UK market to much more efficient producers.

Continued increases in petrol costs.

OAP dying out.

Not sure really, I see a lot of people wanting to move to what they consider the countryside (really semi rural), this is basically white flight.

 

Maybe less people are keen to move to literally the middle of nowhere, though for me, if it wasn't for work, it would be ideal.

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