General Discussion: Property thread


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krisricey
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1890 posts since 24/3/12

7 Oct 2019 21:52
About to buy my first property with the mrs. Need to find someone to do a full survey on it as offer has been accepted and DIP has been agreed with HSBC. Any advice on things to look out for, rough prices to pay for service etc? Property is Victorian, well kept and maintained by looking.

Cheers
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

7 Oct 2019 22:16
They will answer your questions. Price depends on purchase price
krisricey
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1890 posts since 24/3/12

8 Oct 2019 08:13
House agreed at 330k. Think we're going to extend our free valuation with our lenders to a full survey now
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

8 Oct 2019 18:47
Is it hsbc ? Full structural should be like an extra grand.

Anyone thinking of buying a house right now, DONT, wait for brexit update. If no deal market will be all over the place and don’t want to be in net equity
TATE
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321 posts since 5/12/12

8 Oct 2019 18:55
stoney wrote: Is it hsbc ? Full structural should be like an extra grand.

Anyone thinking of buying a house right now, DONT, wait for brexit update. If no deal market will be all over the place and don’t want to be in net equity

Just out of interest… What evidence is there to suggest the market will be all over the place?
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

8 Oct 2019 19:19
Who said there is evidence ?
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

8 Oct 2019 19:21
im Offering my opinion as someone in the ground with lots of experience
TATE
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321 posts since 5/12/12

8 Oct 2019 19:33
I wasn't being funny. I'm genuinely interested as I'm thinking of buying in the near future.
DuffMan
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14284 posts since 21/2/07

8 Oct 2019 20:11
I think it's a double edged sword though because if the gov wangle a deal (unlikely) or get another extension there might well be a little price bump
sydneyking
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4558 posts since 26/9/09

8 Oct 2019 20:27
krisricey wrote: About to buy my first property with the mrs. Need to find someone to do a full survey on it as offer has been accepted and DIP has been agreed with HSBC. Any advice on things to look out for, rough prices to pay for service etc? Property is Victorian, well kept and maintained by looking.

Cheers

Any pics mate? I’m always interested in seeing older properties especially if they’ve retained a lot of the original features
Razorlight123
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4453 posts since 13/1/10

posted 9 Oct 2019 11:12, edited 9 Oct 2019 11:12
My sis is looking to buy a house in Manchester while she's doing a few years medical work in there.

We are looking for areas that are cheap (150-200k), easy access to Manchester Piccadilly but decent in or around Manchester, any suggestions? Gorton keeps popping up so we're guessing it's one to avoid.

krisricey
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1890 posts since 24/3/12

posted 9 Oct 2019 12:51, edited 9 Oct 2019 12:51
sydneyking wrote: Any pics mate? I’m always interested in seeing older properties especially if they’ve retained a lot of the original features

The mrs is going back on Saturday with her old man so I'll ask her to get some. Listing has come offline now so I can't grab the stock ones.

@Stoney, we're buying with a view to stay for a good while and raise a family. It's both our first time buy so we're ready to get out - fuck Brexit, we're moving. Appreciate the insight though mate. It is HSBC yeah.
Rirawin
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9234 posts since 17/7/05

11 Oct 2019 10:14
Does anyone here have and operate a Hive heating system?

I've inherited a Hive heating system from the previous owner of the house and have purchased a Hive hub that I've registered to me. I'm having difficulty installing the thermostat (old V1 thermostat) to the hub so I can remotely control it using the mobile app.

It works with the receiver + thermostat. However, when I try and add the hub into the mix it just doesn't work. Followed the online instructions but no luck. Short of contacting their support and being put in a queue, can anyone here shed some sage advice? Apart from smart devices aren't that smart…
generic_guy
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9269 posts since 16/9/02

11 Oct 2019 10:44
I presume you've followed this?

https://community.hivehome.com/s/article/How-do-I-set-up-my-replacement-Hive-Hub
Davinho
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2218 posts since 2/12/08

11 Oct 2019 11:50
Razorlight123 wrote: My sis is looking to buy a house in Manchester while she's doing a few years medical work in there.

We are looking for areas that are cheap (150-200k), easy access to Manchester Piccadilly but decent in or around Manchester, any suggestions? Gorton keeps popping up so we're guessing it's one to avoid.


I wouldn’t want to live in Gorton. Levenshulme would be a better shout. You could get a flat in a nice part of Whaley range/Chorlton border within that price range.
Rirawin
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9234 posts since 17/7/05

11 Oct 2019 20:42

I did thank you. Eventually found that changing the channel of my WiFi allowed all the devices to connect to each other! Now entered the 21st century where I can control the heating from my phone Laughing out loud
joe6886
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794 posts since 16/11/08

12 Oct 2019 06:06
Anyone with a nest know how long it takes to self learn a schedule? Got one installed last Sunday and it doesn’t seem to be learning, got a mate to install it and it took him a while and he struggled with it a bit but the heating and water is all working fine so I don’t think it’s that.

If I set a manual schedule for the heating it follows it but it doesn’t do anything for itself, as far as I was concerned I just turn it up when I get up in the morning and turn it right down when I leave the house and same again when I walk through the door and when I go to bed and it should then pick that up and do it for itself?
joeyjojo
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3981 posts since 24/8/06

12 Oct 2019 06:25
Shouldn’t take long - like a week or so but there is a setting for it so make sure you have this on
Crackajack
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7143 posts since 21/4/05

12 Oct 2019 07:35
Levenshulme seems to be where young folk who are priced out of Chorlton go to buy. Good transport to city centre.

Other southern suburbs like Didsbury, Heaton Moor / Mersey are really pleasant but expensive.
joe6886
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794 posts since 16/11/08

12 Oct 2019 11:40
joeyjojo wrote: Shouldn’t take long - like a week or so but there is a setting for it so make sure you have this on

Yeah it’s on learn mode, maybe I’m just assuming it would just put together a quick schedule pretty much straight away and then just tweak it constantly. Will see how it gets on