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Daughter buying her first house

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ian H, 26 Oct 2020.

  1. Ian H

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    We are going to look at one she likes now and I’m as nervous as her.

    What could possibly go wrong? :LOL:

    The market seems strong even with Corona and this is a house on the cheaper end of the market but ticks all her boxes.
     
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    As long as it's dry, doesn't suffer from damp or leaks, there are no cracks and they haven't removed any supporting wall you should be ok.
    All the rest is fixable.
     
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    Parking! Make the sure the second viewing is a Sunday Morning.

    Ask/Check for any garantees on windows, doors, Woodworm treatments, insulation etc.
    EPC (SAP) certificate. EICR - not strickly necessary but useful. If they haven't cert's to hand they aren't that ready to sell - or it's a good negotiating point.

    Otherwise Good Luck and enjoy the experience.
     
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    Find 3 that she likes - put offers on all 3. The market "has" been strong, but that is changing fast. The impact of Furlough end hasn't hit yet.
     
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    send us the zoopla link so we can pull it to bits and troll you. like what normally happens on here when the green eyed monster comes alive. normally noseal and johnd.
     
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    i know whats that like,
    done the same for my daughter & 2 sons
    whereabouts is it, is it in a mining area ?
    How old is the house
    will she have money left over to do up , if necessary ? could be expensive.
    I make sure i go in the day if possible, if not then I have a good look around the outside in the daylight.
    go in the evening and weekend to see parking, if the property does not have off street parking. Although more people are working from home now anyway
    Drive around the area generally , see whats near the property
    Condition of other houses in the street
     
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    South facing garden is a must during lockdown. Especially for families.
     
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    And or have chainsaw and trees close by do not have TPO's
     
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    I think there is a bit of a rogue wave hole developing in the housing market as the boom triggered by people moving out of cities has started to fizzle. Be careful not to buy at the top of the market, unless its a zero stamp duty scenario.
     
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    My daughter and her boyfriend have just put their flat on the market. They've been working from home since March with no end in sight. Top of their list is a house with a garden and a home office - preferably 2 home offices! :LOL: According to her, home offices are very desirable in these covid times.
     
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    Could they not 'hot desk'?
     
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    Unfortunately not. They both have to run offices for their respective companies during normal business hours. They both have a set time during the day though when emails and calls wont be taken - they have different times so each of them can go out for a walk or have a break. They reckon its really hard conditioning themselves to start and finish work. Something about not having a journey to and from work, interaction with others and socialising after work. I don't envy them.
     
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    Also check for subsidence/heaving.

    If the house has been left empty for some time, it may have moisture on internal walls, and so a surveyor will claim it needs treating for damp. This is usually BS.

    Even if it hasn't been left empty, it can still have moisture on walls, such as from a kitchen, and a surveyor will claim a damp problem. Be wary of such claims.
     
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    Home offices are great. A friend has recently bought a nice big house with her partner, they have no kids, so plenty of room. But she is still putting a cabin in the garden for an office, as she needs to be able to close the door and get away from the office or bosses will just keep calling all hours.

    I am working in our lounge, and my wife works in the kitchen. But we're getting the guest room plastered right now, so will soon be able to use that for my wife's work space and reclaim the dining table. We've hardly sat down as a family to eat in 7 months now. Luckily our bosses don't expect us to work 24/7 and respect normal working hours.
     
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