General Discussion: Property thread


Show original post
ismvil
ismvil avatar

628 posts since 16/9/11

12 Jun 2019 18:00
Yeah to be clear it’s two solicitors at the same firm. Not the same solicitor.
illwill
illwill avatar

3589 posts since 17/5/04

posted 12 Jun 2019 18:49, edited 12 Jun 2019 18:49
Anyone done any brick repointing? Is it as piss as it looks on YouTube? Laughing out loud

Think I'll leave the plastering to the pros but brickwork looks like something any cunt can do.
sydneyking
sydneyking avatar

4532 posts since 26/9/09

12 Jun 2019 19:07
Yes it is. Hire a mixer though if you’re doing a large amount as mixing cement by hand is backbreaking
RickRude
RickRude avatar

3260 posts since 13/1/12

12 Jun 2019 19:47
sydneyking wrote: Yes it is. Hire a mixer though if you’re doing a large amount as mixing cement by hand is backbreaking

Piece of piss as well
illwill
illwill avatar

3589 posts since 17/5/04

20 Jun 2019 15:23
Need to get a quote for afformentioned brickwork and the brickie wants 200 quid just for the quote.

I can understand it as there's a slim to none chance of the quote coming to anything for him but 200 seems steep. Am I being naive?
sydneyking
sydneyking avatar

4532 posts since 26/9/09

posted 20 Jun 2019 15:35, edited 20 Jun 2019 15:35
£200 to provide a quote Laughing out loud

Seriously, do it yourself mate, you’ll realise how easy it is and also satisfaction that you’ve not forked out a few hundred quid
illwill
illwill avatar

3589 posts since 17/5/04

posted 20 Jun 2019 15:49, edited 20 Jun 2019 15:49
That's the plan but I need the quote to negotiate with the seller.

Nice little racket for the tradesmen but I guess if he spends half a day quoting then he's not working.

200 quid quote could save me 10 grand.
FrIEND
FrIEND avatar

13428 posts since 27/11/03

20 Jun 2019 19:13
I’ve fixed up (look sharp) and extended 2 houses now and have never paid for a quote. I’ve got pissed off when tradespeople have disappeared off to do quotes but that’s life.

Can you send him a pic and the measurements and get a rough quote that way instead?
FrIEND
FrIEND avatar

13428 posts since 27/11/03

20 Jun 2019 19:20
illwill
illwill avatar

3589 posts since 17/5/04

20 Jun 2019 20:17
Did you own the house at the time though?
FrIEND
FrIEND avatar

13428 posts since 27/11/03

20 Jun 2019 20:27
Ahh I see what you mean.

No for that I got a rough estimate of the cost over the phone by sending house details over to builder and saying what we were going for and used that as a basis to negotiate the asking price down.
Rirawin
Rirawin avatar

9230 posts since 17/7/05

posted 20 Jun 2019 20:49, edited 20 Jun 2019 20:49
Crazy! Might be worth putting the job along with photos on Mybuilder.com and get some quotes that way.

We put one up asking for a builder to accompany us for some house viewings for properties that required complete renovation and modernisation, to get quotes, etc. Received three responses from builders in the area, and went with one. He was happy enough to go to all three viewings (two in Bath one in Bristol) over a few Saturdays. After the last viewing we bought him a bottle of wine and a packet of mccoys as a small thank you considering the effort he went to. It wasn't as if he didn't have any jobs on, he did, as we had to fit the viewings around when he was locally nearby doing some other work. Plus he had a huge portfolio of work and references at hand.
FrIEND
FrIEND avatar

13428 posts since 27/11/03

20 Jun 2019 20:54
Rirawin wrote: and a packet of mccoys .

Laughing out loud great reference
nothingelseworked
nothingelseworked avatar

3260 posts since 21/2/10

posted 20 Jun 2019 21:29, edited 20 Jun 2019 21:29
Absolute classic Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
stoney
stoney avatar

17375 posts since 22/1/05

22 Jun 2019 04:29
Anyone thinking of buying a house in London, now is about as good as it’s going to get. It’s not a great time to sell, but there are done bargains about. Managed to sell in 2 weeks and found a detached on a better road for the price of a semi. If you can get an ok price for what you want, I’d say go for it.
Crackajack
Crackajack avatar

7100 posts since 21/4/05

22 Jun 2019 04:43
Seen a flat we thought was 'OK' come down by 40k and it's still hanging around. Just hope the ones we actually like that are out of budget do the same! Downside is less choice / listings seem to be coming on, lots under budget or fair bit over.
MLI
MLI avatar

4404 posts since 6/10/09

22 Jun 2019 06:03
nothin like building your own home. I built 2. Both Airfix. My dudes fit in perfect.

Renter4life Cool

Cry
stoney
stoney avatar

17375 posts since 22/1/05

23 Jun 2019 06:19
Sit tight cracka. If something doesn’t shift in the first couple of weeks then it will site around, agents will chop it. It then gets bumped up on Rightmove as if it was a new listing. Same again if it doesn’t go and sits for a few weeks, if the seller is motivated will again get chopped. If not it will just sit there doing fuck all. It’s a bit of a change from a few years back where when something came on it was shit loads of viewings and multiple offers over asking price. Buyers market right now.
toiler
toiler avatar

83 posts since 4/5/09

23 Jun 2019 06:32
illwill wrote: That's the plan but I need the quote to negotiate with the seller.

Nice little racket for the tradesmen but I guess if he spends half a day quoting then he's not working.

200 quid quote could save me 10 grand.

Call around and ask for a meterage rate, (helps if you know what you're asking for.. Lime, weatherpointed etc) ask them to email you a rough quote on your m2 and call back most 3 expensive for an email quote to forward on. How big is the wall?
Paying 200 for a quote is a joke, they're taking the piss out of you.
swede
swede avatar

7927 posts since 21/3/09

23 Jun 2019 11:10
FrIEND wrote:

Laughing out loud