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seenmy
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6533 posts since 17/6/06

10 Aug 2019 11:11
@rirawin as bill said its a big messy job, so just be prepared, I think its greatly improved the living space at my place especially the bedrooms in terms of usability and making the second bedroom a realistic double. but make sure you have in your budget money for fully redecorating, as moving several tons of bricks (that they will likely drop from the top floor down rather than carry) causes a lot of mess, re patching wood floors etc and re plastering walls. obviously if you are planning to do a total re decorate before you move in or you are planning to do the full loft conversion at the same time then the above is less relevant.

from my experience if I did it again I would wait till i could afford to do the lot, live with the house as it was first then move out and do it all in one go, as this would give you best value out of the works, doing it bit by bit is super disruptive and a lot more expensive
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

12 Aug 2019 10:23
anyone know a good price for a RICS valuation?

being quoted £600 +VAT.

London based.
illwill
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3710 posts since 17/5/04

12 Aug 2019 11:07
Just the valuation or the whole survey?

I was quoted 150 Inc vat on top of a 900 quid survey.

Seems very expensive for just a valuation unless London prices are completely bananas or its a palace.
Rirawin
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9240 posts since 17/7/05

12 Aug 2019 11:59
Is that RICS for a Home Buyers report (survey and valuation)? If so I paid £525 + Vat in Bath.

If I wanted a full building survey it would have been £1000 + Vat. The surveyor I went with strongly recommended I just went for the Home Buyers report, as that what he did for 99% of the properties in the area.
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

12 Aug 2019 13:17
Just a valuation. Oops

MrW
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2555 posts since 1/8/11

12 Aug 2019 17:42
themistake wrote: anyone know a good price for a RICS valuation?

being quoted £600 +VAT.

London based.

Paid £940 incl VAT for full building survey & valuation with these people just over 18 months ago.

https://www.whitehorsesurveyors.co.uk/
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

12 Aug 2019 18:49
MrW wrote:
themistake wrote: anyone know a good price for a RICS valuation?

being quoted £600 +VAT.

London based.

Paid £940 incl VAT for full building survey & valuation with these people just over 18 months ago.

https://www.whitehorsesurveyors.co.uk/

cheers. £455 with them. Dunno if this is including VAT.

stoney
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17416 posts since 22/1/05

13 Aug 2019 19:36
Depends on purchase price. For a 700k house my charge normally 250 mortgage Val, 700 homebuyers and building survey 1500 cause I hate them.

My chain is under pressure and I’m thinking of braking it to keep the buyer. Normally I’d take a short temnketmbut thinking about Airbnb presumable you can take these for a month or 2 ? Not used them before and seems like a way of keeping flexibility and avoiding agents fees
TheConductor
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4209 posts since 17/11/09

13 Aug 2019 21:08
Can anyone recommend a good painter and decorator in London? Looking to have someone come and paint a one bed flat.
1234589
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889 posts since 1/6/10

14 Aug 2019 09:35
stoney wrote: thinking about Airbnb presumable you can take these for a month or 2 ? Not used them before and seems like a way of keeping flexibility and avoiding agents fees

Did long-term air bnb for 3 months when I first moved to London which was fine, some gave discounts for longer bookings too. problem was finding somewhere free for the entire time though. Ended up moving between 4 places, doing a few weeks in each.

Also, letting agent fees are banned now? Guess you’d probs need a deposit though.
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

14 Aug 2019 10:11
stoney wrote: Depends on purchase price. For a 700k house my charge normally 250 mortgage Val, 700 homebuyers and building survey 1500 cause I hate them.


So your price is £250?

Can I get a stoney Valuation please?
Rirawin
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9240 posts since 17/7/05

posted 14 Aug 2019 10:16, edited 14 Aug 2019 10:16
TheConductor wrote: Can anyone recommend a good painter and decorator in London? Looking to have someone come and paint a one bed flat.

If you're struggling for recommendations, it's worth posting the job up on www.mybuilder.com. All tradesmen have feedback and photos of their work, and Mybuilder tells you if the tradesman has Public Liability insurance if anything goes wrong. It doesn't cost you anything, but Mybuilder charges a fee to the tradesman if they are shortlisted for a job. With that in mind don't shortlist them if you have no intentions of arranging for them to come over for a quote, if not you'll end up with a load of annoyed tradesmen Laughing out loud
eak
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45 posts since 6/1/07

15 Aug 2019 13:35
TheConductor wrote: Can anyone recommend a good painter and decorator in London? Looking to have someone come and paint a one bed flat.

This guy came and did my flat in Nunhead and did a really good job for not a lot.

+44 7515 685431. His name is Ivan.
TROYBOY
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560 posts since 28/2/12

15 Aug 2019 15:30
MrW wrote:
themistake wrote: anyone know a good price for a RICS valuation?

being quoted £600 +VAT.

London based.

Paid £940 incl VAT for full building survey & valuation with these people just over 18 months ago.

https://www.whitehorsesurveyors.co.uk/

Just booked this mob for my survey is south london, £661 inc vat, cheers squire!
MLI
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4485 posts since 6/10/09

16 Aug 2019 08:11
This thread should be renamed "Mummy and Daddy helped me buy property now I think I'm a baller like Nigo.."
TROYBOY
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560 posts since 28/2/12

16 Aug 2019 09:36
MLI wrote: This thread should be renamed "Mummy and Daddy helped me buy property now I think I'm a baller like Nigo.."

Or people that have saved their money and have bought a property??
MLI
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4485 posts since 6/10/09

16 Aug 2019 10:11
How does Seenmy go from a bedsit to thousands in books, clothes and a tricked out house with everything custom and refurbished sprockets furniture? Being a stylist? Uh yeah.. he got help from parental units no doubt.

Rirawin, same.
nothingelseworked
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3303 posts since 21/2/10

16 Aug 2019 10:16
MLI wrote: How does Seenmy go from a bedsit to thousands in books, clothes and a tricked out house with everything custom and refurbished sprockets furniture?

Because some people progress in life.
shields88
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392 posts since 25/5/11

16 Aug 2019 21:44
MLI wrote: This thread should be renamed "Mummy and Daddy helped me buy property now I think I'm a baller like Nigo.."

so bitter..
Scottishmark
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528 posts since 25/1/11

16 Aug 2019 22:51
MLI is the worst contributor to this forum. Ditch your plastic army figures and your mini disk and get a fucking life. So bitter. It’s cringe worthy. Laughing out loud Cry