General Discussion: Property thread


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Razorlight123
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5023 posts since 13/1/10

2 Feb 2021 21:51
timmbo wrote: other than Rightmove and Zoopla, are there any other property websites worth looking at? Any less-obscenely priced equivalents of The Modern House? and yes I'm aware it's an estate agent and therefore not the same as Rightmove/Zoopla.

Onthemarket usually show properties before they appear on Rightmove and Zoopla.
Razorlight123
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5023 posts since 13/1/10

posted 2 Feb 2021 21:53, edited 2 Feb 2021 21:53
darko wrote: Valuation number 8 cancelled today (on the day it was due) Cool

Nationwide gave the survey company incorrect paperwork and ordered the wrong inspection type, so the surveyor who was going there today wasn’t qualified to inspect our non-standard construction property.

Holding up the entire process and the elderly vendor is probably going to croak it if she has to re-arrange any more.

What an absolutely useless bunch of wankers Nationwide are, emailed the chief executive and lodged my second formal complaint on Sydneyking’s advice. Shoot me

Are you looking to have this sorted before Stamp Duty exemption ends, abit unfair if they are playing you about like this.
darko
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1065 posts since 4/10/12

3 Feb 2021 10:50
Not bound by that as first time buyers thankfully

Complaint ongoing with nationwide’s chief executive, should hear back soon

Got the valuation done and had to rebook survey with an independent surveyor

Such a ball ache!
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

3 Feb 2021 11:19
Be worth all the blood sweat and tears in the end. Nothing more satisfying than jumping out of the rental market and owning a place of your own.
darko
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1065 posts since 4/10/12

3 Feb 2021 11:21
thanks Rira

We’re in that awkward stage of not knowing if to hand in our notice on the rental yet, should be moving later this month if all goes to plan but don’t want to jinx it
stoney
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17772 posts since 22/1/05

3 Feb 2021 12:34
darko wrote: Not bound by that as first time buyers thankfully

Complaint ongoing with nationwide’s chief executive, should hear back soon

Got the valuation done and had to rebook survey with an independent surveyor

Such a ball ache!

Complaint will be in a big pile. All lender are behind. What’s the construction type ? Need to be careful with non trad construction.
stoney
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17772 posts since 22/1/05

3 Feb 2021 12:35
Worth chasing as you might get your val fee refunded
fudge.dredd
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1763 posts since 15/12/12

3 Feb 2021 12:42
“You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.”
sydneyking
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5092 posts since 26/9/09

posted 3 Feb 2021 12:58, edited 3 Feb 2021 12:58
@darko, did contacting the ceo speed things up any? Long shot but any roofers on here?
darko
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1065 posts since 4/10/12

posted 3 Feb 2021 14:51, edited 3 Feb 2021 14:51
yeah it did syd, thanks for the tip! they’ve launched a ‘full investigation’ (no yewtree) into what’s happened and are getting back to me soon. I’m hopeful for a fee refund and will continue kicking off if we don’t get one.

I think the whole thing has been a fuck up between the surveyor they use and nationwide not talking properly. Basically sold us a survey we couldn’t have due to it being non-trad.

Also after finally issuing us the offer they spelt my partners name wrong on the paperwork and voided the offer so it had to be resent, you couldn’t make it up Laughing out loud

now we’ve had the valuation done, got the offer through and are just waiting until next week for a survey with a local firm who have lots of experience in the type of non-trad construction
seenmy
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6662 posts since 17/6/06

3 Feb 2021 17:37
wouldn't hand your notice in till you exchange, and then just agree a completion date that syncs up with the end of your notice period
shego
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1597 posts since 11/12/07

13 Feb 2021 18:19
Anyone a builder/ savvy with property renovation etc? Trying to guesstimate/ballpark some works on a potential place..
themistake
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10849 posts since 20/2/06

14 Feb 2021 00:32
What you looking to do? And where are you?
shego
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1597 posts since 11/12/07

14 Feb 2021 10:15
N/NE London. 3 bed first floor with loft conversion done.

Mainly modernisation.. ripping out bathroom, kitchen (IKEA, different fronts), floors (new engineered wood, karndean etc), new radiators, skirtings/door frames, plastering. We could either keep the structure as is or make the existing kitchen a room, move it and knock a wall down.

Also looks like it needs a new boiler. Windows look OK.

Clearly it massively depends on any unknowns, plus fixtures / fittings /finishes, and I understand it's a how long is a piece of string…

I'm probably missing a bunch of obvious tasks..
themistake
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10849 posts since 20/2/06

14 Feb 2021 13:41
Oh sorry. Thought you meant structural.

You’ll need a plumber, chippie and a plasterer.
Get a few quotes from different people and a few building companies.
The quotes will differ massively I found. Depending on who is busy and who wants the work.
But yeah how long is a piece of string.

stoney
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17772 posts since 22/1/05

14 Feb 2021 14:44
This is a reputable North London builder I’ve used.

https://www.rooftopdevelopmentsltd.com/

Craig runs it. Might be too small a job for them. I can recommend them to anyone wanting work done up that way though.
joeyjojo
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4660 posts since 24/8/06

14 Feb 2021 14:49
Someone told me once if a builder in London can start in less than 6 months don’t use them
Rez
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8743 posts since 5/4/09

14 Feb 2021 15:42
Why's that?
shego
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1597 posts since 11/12/07

14 Feb 2021 16:04
Because no bookings = shit.

Ultimately some will always cut jobs short, take contractors off jobs for new ones, piss off semi finished jobs etc.

Thanks for the input all!
swede
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10000 posts since 21/3/09

14 Feb 2021 19:26
joeyjojo the oracle