Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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TROYBOY
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460 posts since 28/2/12

11 Jun 2019 18:21
Just got my yearly tennants agreement back and the agents still trying to charge £120 to renew. Arent these fees out lawed now?
gawkrodger
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7484 posts since 4/11/08

11 Jun 2019 19:03
yes.

If they continue to play silly buggers join Acorn and they'll sort it

https://acorntheunion.org.uk/
schtoop
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12951 posts since 9/4/07

11 Jun 2019 20:01
blackham wrote:
schtoop wrote: any recommendations for hidden gem candle lit restaurants? central would be good but doesn't have to be

Perilla, Pigin, Bright, Peg, Lyle's, The Clove Club, Two Lights

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pentonville
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339 posts since 12/3/12

12 Jun 2019 14:44
Floyd’s
swiftus
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715 posts since 1/7/09

12 Jun 2019 14:51
schtoop wrote:
blackham wrote:
schtoop wrote: any recommendations for hidden gem candle lit restaurants? central would be good but doesn't have to be

Perilla, Pigin, Bright, Peg, Lyle's, The Clove Club, Two Lights

top shagger

Haha, exactly what I was going to say, this guy fucks
DuffMan
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14245 posts since 21/2/07

12 Jun 2019 22:01
Perilla highly recommended
swede
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7771 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jun 2019 06:15
swiftus Laughing out loud
Crackajack
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7012 posts since 21/4/05

14 Jul 2019 11:30
Looking to buy a 2-bed and primarily looking around London Fields / Victoria Park.

Seeing a fair bit more value in places like Forest Hill and Stoke Newington which respectively are further South and North. They seem like nice areas from what we have seen and there are less big newbuilds which we aren't keen on.

Thoughts on these areas?
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

14 Jul 2019 12:16
Crackajack wrote: Looking to buy a 2-bed and primarily looking around London Fields / Victoria Park.

Seeing a fair bit more value in places like Forest Hill and Stoke Newington which respectively are further South and North. They seem like nice areas from what we have seen and there are less big newbuilds which we aren't keen on.

Thoughts on these areas?

Just copped a two bed near the Hemmingway for £400k. Was pretty much the cheapest i could find.
Crackajack
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7012 posts since 21/4/05

14 Jul 2019 12:36
Congrats on the purchase! Nice little community pub feel to that place, popped in the other week after a viewing.

I think we will be able to justify borrowing a bit more for the right place, e.g some 3 beds are coming up in our search criteria in 'cheaper' areas but this seems excessive. Would rather a good 2 bed.

It's weird in London that 1 / 2 streets away can seemingly mean a huge price difference.
joeyjojo
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3898 posts since 24/8/06

14 Jul 2019 13:32
Congrats ! Yeah lovely boozer !
blackham
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1694 posts since 17/7/13

15 Jul 2019 07:53
Crackajack wrote: Looking to buy a 2-bed and primarily looking around London Fields / Victoria Park.

Seeing a fair bit more value in places like Forest Hill and Stoke Newington…

Thoughts on these areas?

My girlfriend lives in stoke newington and it's a brilliant place. Church St feels like a little oasis away from London, and then you've got Clissold park, some really good pubs and good, diverse, transport links. Would thoroughly recommend having a look around Stoke Newington.
andrew_
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414 posts since 23/1/10

15 Jul 2019 08:44
Forest Hill is pretty dead if you're comparing to those areas around Hackney, you'd be bored.

If you're interested in south east, would recommend looking at Deptford or around Peckham (specifically: south west of Peckham station, towards Dulwich).

DM me if you have qus, bought a flat in Peckham last year.
shego
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1538 posts since 11/12/07

15 Jul 2019 08:49
blackham wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Looking to buy a 2-bed and primarily looking around London Fields / Victoria Park.

Seeing a fair bit more value in places like Forest Hill and Stoke Newington…

Thoughts on these areas?

My girlfriend lives in stoke newington and it's a brilliant place. Church St feels like a little oasis away from London, and then you've got Clissold park, some really good pubs and good, diverse, transport links. Would thoroughly recommend having a look around Stoke Newington.


Echo this - I bought there 2-3 years ago now and it's great. Great pubs, restaurants and definitely a little community feel about it. Some people say 'ahh, no tube - fuck that' - but in essence you're a 3minute train from Seven Sisters or a bus up there or down to Dalston which is rapid. Also shit loads of buses. It seems to be pricey to buy compared to Clapton ways but yeh..
pentonville
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339 posts since 12/3/12

15 Jul 2019 22:14
Crackajack wrote: Nice little community pub feel to that place,

This is sarcasm right?


blackham wrote: Church St feels like a little oasis away from London.

Laughing out loud
themistake
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10487 posts since 20/2/06

16 Jul 2019 17:44
£400k for a two bed around there is pretty mad.
I’m in London fields and a two on my road is 700k min.

I love the area. I can’t afford to buy a family property here so will eventually have to move. Gutted.
joeyjojo
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3898 posts since 24/8/06

16 Jul 2019 17:52
^^ I’m in the exact same position
Kieran
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516 posts since 26/2/13

16 Jul 2019 18:12
I'm starting a new role within my company and moving from Bath to London, I'll be working in Kings Cross and my better half works for Selfridges.

Ideally we'd like a two bed with a budget of 1600pcm commute of sub 40 mins. Any suggestions?
themistake
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10487 posts since 20/2/06

posted 16 Jul 2019 18:59, edited 16 Jul 2019 18:59
For 1600pcm, you could probably get an ex council flat in any part of London.

1600 won’t get you much in the desirable parts however, a 1 bed at a push.
So unless you don’t mind living in an ex council, you are probably looking at zone 3/4

1234589
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860 posts since 1/6/10

16 Jul 2019 19:13
Kieran wrote: I'm starting a new role within my company and moving from Bath to London, I'll be working in Kings Cross and my better half works for Selfridges.

Ideally we'd like a two bed with a budget of 1600pcm commute of sub 40 mins. Any suggestions?

Up towards Walthamstow you should easily get a really decent 2 bed for that, maybe even 3-bed at a push. Victoria line to Kings X is 20 mins, another 10 to Oxford Circus. Got two different overground lines and tonnes of decent buses to get you pretty much anywhere else in London. Plenty going on round here as well, good pubs and breweries, great cafes and restaurants, parks and cultural stuff, the village high street is nice.