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stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

5 Mar 2020 20:31
Wait , actually …
Dee
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5 Mar 2020 20:41
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5 Mar 2020 22:25
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6 Mar 2020 09:20
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6 Mar 2020 09:33
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6 Mar 2020 18:15
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6 Mar 2020 18:23
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krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

31 Mar 2020 11:38
outdoor drain is blocked with god knows what, pipe submerged underwater. whatever cretin installed our outside deck, installed it straight over the top of the drain so we have limited/no access to get our hands in. any bright ideas on how to unblock it?

deck has no openings/holes either and we don't want to tear it out/dismantle if possible…
Razorlight123
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4652 posts since 13/1/10

31 Mar 2020 11:40
House experts; after all this covid are we expecting decrease in house prices?
spitfiredealer
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2317 posts since 12/6/10

31 Mar 2020 12:11
krisricey wrote: outdoor drain is blocked with god knows what, pipe submerged underwater. whatever cretin installed our outside deck, installed it straight over the top of the drain so we have limited/no access to get our hands in. any bright ideas on how to unblock it?

deck has no openings/holes either and we don't want to tear it out/dismantle if possible…

Can you not unscrew a few of boards to get to it? Or is there another drain cover in the garden anywhere? Might be able to rod it from there
krisricey
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2185 posts since 24/3/12

31 Mar 2020 12:20
spitfiredealer wrote: Can you not unscrew a few of boards to get to it? Or is there another drain cover in the garden anywhere? Might be able to rod it from there

No mate, the deck is old and all of the screws are so deep that I can't get to them. Hard to explain.

Update: I've actually managed now to get the drain unblocked using a long piece of wood, but the drainhole is 98% covered in a hard, concrete like shitty substance and the actual drain hole is no bigger than 10p coin. If i can find a long, hard object like a rod of some sort, should I just attempt to 'encourage' it bigger?
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posted 31 Mar 2020 12:22, edited 31 Mar 2020 12:22
Razorlight123 wrote: House experts; after all this covid are we expecting decrease in house prices?

potentially, but super low interest rates and less brexit uncertainty will definitely be stimulating the housing market too
Rirawin
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9375 posts since 17/7/05

31 Mar 2020 15:26
Coronavirus: UK mortgage market goes into lockdown

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52106119
themistake
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10704 posts since 20/2/06

31 Mar 2020 16:34
Only lending with a 25% deposit. Ouch.
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

31 Mar 2020 17:22
HSBC, Bank of Ireland and YBS are lending through it (I’m servicing their work via desktop vals)
Crackajack
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7600 posts since 21/4/05

31 Mar 2020 17:25
And others have reduced LTV cap further. Think it says a lot about their predictions for the market.
Razorlight123
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4652 posts since 13/1/10

31 Mar 2020 17:25
25% deposit is a kick in the teeth; if that's the case.
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

31 Mar 2020 17:26
The sale market is in pause. I don’t see any drop in vals one it re starts, if anything it will kick on as there will be a lot of activity.
Birdman
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1429 posts since 10/3/10

1 Apr 2020 03:01
Anyone on here with experience having a detached double garage (timber frame or block work, tiled roof) built for their house? Considering buying a major renovation job when things return to normality (acknowledging that will be some time) and trying to cost up some of the work that would be required. Cheers!
illwill
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4042 posts since 17/5/04

1 Apr 2020 06:35
Lancia storage Cool