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Prole.

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Apr 2015

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    I was under the impression you were already promoted in January?

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    I meant 7, we'll take 7 points.

    Next week we relegate Millwall, forum away day?

    You're really looking like the form team heading into the playoffs. Another draw in your last game should sneak you home.

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    Last week the letting agent we used when we moved emailed us out of the blue asking if we were considering moving, or even buying. Sure enough my landlady called last night to say she is looking to take vacant possession of our flat in June when our tenancy expires. As we were underpaying on the rental value (flat next door was on for £400pcm more last year) there's no chance we can afford to live in Dartmouth Park again as rental market seems to have definitely moved on and gf took a big wage hit last year which also killed off our hopes of buying. Might have to consider flat sharing again, which will definitely be weird after having our own place for last four years. In that time we haven't exactly had much luck renting together. Our first flat was also sold by landlord and our second landlord threatened to stab me, so needless to say that tenancy didn't last long.

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    This was obviously one thing we did right as we had no objections and one letter of support. We have no idea who the letter of support was from, it's very mysterious! Maybe someone just liked the cut of our architectural jib?

    That's ace. I've only had three letters of support ever, and they were all on one application after a neighbour had leafleted the whole area trying to drum up opposition and the people were opposed to that kind of nimbyism. BTW - If you check the case officers report for the planning application it may well say who the letter is from.

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    I'm also worried that if we go with his plan we will officially have had a dispute and have to declare it if we ever came to sell, thereby potentially wiping thousands of pounds off the value of both of our properties.

    I know a little, but as we always employ surveyors to do the dirty work so to speak I couldn't claim to have ever read the whole act (or to have understood it).

    I think it's more the terminology of the Act rather than a blazing row kind of dispute, so while they'll be a record of an award if a future purchaser wants to check it, I can't think why it would affect the resale value, possibly if the owner wants to carry out future work? It's perfectly normal to withhold assent for works and use a surveyor to agree the process and in my opinion it's an eminently sensible thing to do if an your neighbour is ever proposing works to a party wall.

    What you should be aware of is that you'll be liable for all the surveyors costs going forward.
    Although it's often the case that each party appoints their own surveyor, an award can be drawn up by a single surveyor as they have to act independently in drawing up the PWA. I'd speak to your neighbour and ask if they'd consider going down this route as it will keep your costs down. Your architect should be advising you about the process in any case.

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    They've all joined UKIP. Speaking of which wasn't Veritas a UKIP spin off anyway?

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    Bayern 3-0 up already...dat third goal, oooofff

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