General Discussion: Property thread


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Nobuyoshi
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464 posts since 27/12/13

15 May 2021 03:34
Looking to buy a place, think in America,
I love themodernhouse for finding property in England, and The Spaces,
but with America I find it hard to find tailored property websites / blogs etc to help me find interesting places to buy, I wish themodernhouse has international offices, any ideas what sites to use to find good places to buy in Los Angeles?
kid unknown
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5460 posts since 8/12/01

23 May 2021 16:38
I realise the answer is probably to seek legal advice but wondered if any Fukers (Stoney?) can help?

Trying to remortgage and being asked questions about the ground rent. I know this has been a problem before when remortgaging.

It was £25pa and I think we only paid it twice but then the Company was dissolved.

We had sent letters to this Company and never got a reply.

Not sure if we owe any money to anyone or not?
Toasted
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1706 posts since 15/10/09

23 May 2021 17:54
Your solicitor will almost certainly be able to sell you an indemnity that will satisfy your mortgage company.
stoney
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17740 posts since 22/1/05

23 May 2021 18:49
When I do a mortgage val I always put not know and it only ever comes back to me if there is an issue such as an escalating ground rent. I can’t see now your situation should prevent an issue, and as said indemnity insurance is also an option.
kid unknown
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5460 posts since 8/12/01

26 May 2021 10:04
Cheers both.
MrW
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3002 posts since 1/8/11

25 Jun 2021 16:14

Posted initially the interior design thread, we started our project start of the month. We had a small kitchen with wall between dining room, poorly designed kitchen with unusable spaces, north facing so lacking light.




Hit the 'wtf have we let ourselves in for' moment a couple of weeks back when half the house was held up by acro's.


But now, after a nearly a month of taking the house apart, we're just about to start putting it back together.

Electrician's done first fix, plaster started today, kitchen starts going in first week next month. Wife and daughter moved out and have been living with parents until the kitchen fit starts which has made things a lot easier. We've never done anything like this before so I was dreading it but so far, have actually enjoyed watching the progress.





Kind of cathartic posting this tbh, it's been pretty much all-consuming living and trying to work in a building site for the past month.
themistake
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10832 posts since 20/2/06

25 Jun 2021 17:35
Cool
Razorlight123
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4933 posts since 13/1/10

25 Jun 2021 18:28
Good work MrW, will look great once it's finished!
Crackajack
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7930 posts since 21/4/05

25 Jun 2021 23:40
Love these posts. Huge improvement already.
Blofeld
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257 posts since 30/12/15

25 Jun 2021 23:44
yeah that is looking class. love the doors.
Goldie
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4806 posts since 17/10/07

26 Jun 2021 07:12
Great progress mate, will look amazing when done.
stoney
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17740 posts since 22/1/05

26 Jun 2021 09:56
Looking good, enjoy the dust !
MrW
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3002 posts since 1/8/11

27 Jun 2021 07:34
Thanks chaps, got a great team doing the work so hoping the indoors be pretty much finished in 4-5 weeks. Got work starting on the outside - patio & garden - in the next week or so which should be decent.

stoney wrote: Looking good, enjoy the dust !
Yeah, cheers Laughing out loud Luckily house is pretty much empty apart from one bedroom and my office, still got plenty in both though.
Rdes1974
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267 posts since 29/1/14

28 Jun 2021 11:06
MrW wrote: Posted initially the interior design thread, we started our project start of the month. We had a small kitchen with wall between dining room, poorly designed kitchen with unusable spaces, north facing so lacking light.




Hit the 'wtf have we let ourselves in for' moment a couple of weeks back when half the house was held up by acro's.


But now, after a nearly a month of taking the house apart, we're just about to start putting it back together.

Electrician's done first fix, plaster started today, kitchen starts going in first week next month. Wife and daughter moved out and have been living with parents until the kitchen fit starts which has made things a lot easier. We've never done anything like this before so I was dreading it but so far, have actually enjoyed watching the progress.





Kind of cathartic posting this tbh, it's been pretty much all-consuming living and trying to work in a building site for the past month.

we are early stages of doing exactly the same. Looks like they have made a decent start.

How long are you bifolds?

Have you chosen a kitchen yet?
MrW
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3002 posts since 1/8/11

28 Jun 2021 12:42
Rdes1974 wrote: we are early stages of doing exactly the same. Looks like they have made a decent start.

How long are you bifolds?

Have you chosen a kitchen yet?

Yep, guys are making good progress. Company who designed the kitchen organised and manage everyone and everything (except the bi-fold guys) so everyone's working to arranged plan and dates.

Bi-folds are 5m wide, 5 piece. The centre opening's the traffic door to replace the door we lost on the side wall (bottom pic on the left). Got a picture window going in on that wall, should have been fitted by now but only have the boarded-up frame due to 'delays getting hold of glass' despite us ordering 2 months ago. Roll Eyes

Kitchen was finalised and ordered from Häcker end of Jan, was about 12 weeks manufacture, fitting starts next week.
stoney
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17740 posts since 22/1/05

29 Jun 2021 06:42
smith wrote: Very nice Cool

Still want to see a pic of the summer house when it's painted Laughing out loud

Finally got it painted ! Just need to clear it out now, sort the bottom of the garden and make it into a useable space.