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bobble

Member since Feb 2016 • Last active Aug 2021

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    can't see TT length. What size person you reckon that is built for? Looks amazing cheers for sharing

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    Forum pickup a few years back for my mate. He has 700x33 tyres in there. Any mudguard recommendations please?
    Don't live nearby so can't pop round but my advice would be 700x 35 mudguards and go for a 28c tyre? Sound okay? Cheers

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Have you restored them yourself?

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    Floorplan wise probably worth am architect telling me how best to use space but plan would be:
    remove kitchen door, redo the stud walls so they're where the red is and remove the dot bit, shower into the square bit of the bathroom, toilet and sink where the bath is and have no bath.
    Permission side of it to think about but also they're definitely stud walls and wjls going to know?

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    Flat transaction is progressing nicely i think. Can't get full survey until 8th sept, tenants leave on 17th and hopefully be in by end of sept.
    Viewed it again yesterday with my dad and a sash window guy.

    Not that deep because will be getting the windows restored but one of the four lounge windows had a broken pane that I swear wasn't there when I viewed it. The kitchen one definitely had a broken pane.

    Stained glass window is going to be a huge pain/bill to sort. It's next to the bath with a metal frame so is all rusted. If a quote comes in at ££££ do I mention it?

    The kitchen and bathrooms extraction systems being holes in nice windows isn't great. Would rather them be restored and have a proper extractor fan in each one

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    Had a tip that if you weren't able to maximize your ISA allowance in one year but had some shares in a general investment account, you can transfer up to the ISA limit of them into an ISA.

    Has anyone done this?

    I sold some shares to help with a deposit so have used all my CGT allowance for this year and don't really have spare cash to invest. Would doing that work without incurring any CGT liability? Not sure if that is a question for an account or someone like AJ Bell.

    Cheers

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    Anyone see that George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations last week? 50k for that building was unreal

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    Are you planning on doing the works before you move in, is it a deal breaker for the purchase?

    I was thinking about it but then actually living in it for a bit and trying it out would be good. Also not a dealbreaker. Highly unlikely to ever be more than 2 people living there so I think it is fine

    flat in question for anyone passively reading

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    Cheers for this

    How old is the block?

    Not sure, will ask solicitor. I thought it was 100+ but no idea.

    Curating a list of questions for solicitor, myself (when I next view it), the residents who I have a whatsapp group with and of the surveyor.

    Solicitor sorted out on a recommendation from a colleague. She filled me with confidence on the phone.

    Survey wise, gone for full structural survey (possible waste of £800+ but will give me peace of mind), will get electrician round to assess and emailed a few sash window companies to see if they can go and review/quote the necessary repairs.

    Ran past it the other day and it looked like a lounge pane had cracked (kitchen one was cracked when I view it).

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    Surveys...
    Had 2 almost identical quotes for conveyancing on the flat other than survey costs*. Both been highly recommended, one by the person who bought the top floor (not sure if having a solicitor who has recently done one in the same building is an advantage or they might get complacent).

    *One has 5 searches listed (local, coal, highways, drains, environmental), the other misses coal and highways. Are they important, and any searches missing here I ought to get?

    Think on survey going to just get an electrician round and then a damp/woodworm specialist - so 2 mini specialist surveys/pieces of advise, whilst finding out if any major works have been done or are planned.

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