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  1. Vince

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    I'm trying to sell a 3 bed semi jointly owned with my sister......

    Really interested in maybe buying a 4 bed bungalow with 2/3rd acre (2/3rd of which for me, 1/3rd for Carol?) in a rural setting surrounded by arable farmland..... it has some issues though....

    Non standard construction, cash purchase only (brick skinned).
    Workshop constructed from timber and asbestos.
    Solid fuel heating.
    No mains drainage.

    But I like the location and PRICE!
     
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    Sounds good to me. Those disadvantages can be put right with time and money except the mains drainage.
     
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    • Vince

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      Forgot to mention, it's in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (and it's got a pond!) :uh-oh:
       
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      Sounds even better.
       
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      You should still be able to improve the bungalow in terms of better insulation and replace the workshop with modern materials. There might be some restrictions if you want to extend though, worth checking if that is your intention.
       
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      @Vince I hate to tell you this but you seem to have your percentages reversed.... 2/3 for? :heehee:
       
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        Non standard construction houses are cash sales as mortgages are not usually available for them. That is also why they are cheaper than other properties whatever their condition. You should also check out where you stand regarding house insurance as that could be a problem too. A full survey is also likely to be required.
         
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          An important consideration if you think you may eventually sell it.
           
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            By the time it would need to be sold (if at all), I would be hopefully pushing up daisies and the value of the land alone will have increased so still security for Carol.

            I got my percentages correct LORI, I'd be paying for the purchase!!!!!!:recliner:
             
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            How far is it from the mains drainage ? We are the last house on the sewer - the sewer is the double red line. When we renovated the annexe we installed a pumping station and pump to the main sewer via a pipe that's about 4" ? diameter which allows us to pump waste up hill to the sewer. A consideration maybe ?

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            I've got a problem, Carol likes the property, Rebekka likes the property, I like the property too.

            Carol is nearly 12 years younger than me, her retirement is somewhat way off mine in 2.5 years, Rebekka , what can I say, give her internet and she's happy.

            I need to find another avenue of income for Carol to explore, she's already coming up with ideas, looking positive on that side.............

            Who knows?
             
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              We've had several viewing of the house we're selling and whilst most have liked the property, each and everyone have been put off by the neighbours garden (filled with junk). Their seems little we can do about that apart from a friendly chat with the neighbours (help please, I'm like a bull in a china shop), other than that, kick the **** out of them (joking) or ask the council to serve a section 215, Town & Country Act 1990 notice on them?

              Any thoughts guys?
               
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              [QUOTE="Vince, post:

              Any thoughts guys?[/QUOTE]

              A very large colourful tarpaulin may cover the unsightly view.
               
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                I don't think there's anything else you can do Vince. Try the friendly chat first. :)
                 
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                Accepted an offer on the house we're selling. Unfortunately the bungalow we wanted has been sold so we're looking again, We've found a handful with potential in various parts of the UK (viewings may be a problem). Oh the stress of buying/selling, Last Time Ever, getting too old.
                 
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