Buying a house - first steps

notevenlondon

#2381

that Wendy house will make an excellent games room


#2382

@japes already won the Wendy house jokes, sorry.


#2383

that little swine


#2384

I’ve just noticed it’s not got a gas hob.

Ahm oot.


#2385

One of the induction pricks will chirp up in a minute


#2386

I’m preemptively muting the thread.

Bye.


#2387

You’re allowed to change things in a house


#2388

My thirty seconds of Googling says that whether or not you can change to a gas hob depends on proximity to and capacity of the boiler.

I’m going to ask about it.


#2389

If you’re lucky, it was gas previously and the gas line is still there in the kitchen, just tapped off making it an easy change.


#2390

Hi!


#2391

Get a bigger boiler if not


#2392

@Aggpass I’ve got some terrible news: that hob has one induction ring on it already :scream:


#2393

Put in a really high offer. Lead them on for a bit, then pull out just before it’s going to cost you money and calm them shit hob twats


#2394

Didn’t love that house, tbqfhumble

PROS:

  • dying relative, so they’re looking to move quickly. Shut up. I know.
  • lots of “potential”. Look at all that “potential”.
  • basically liveable as it is
  • new boiler, good external doors and windows
  • area is nice and quiet
  • they had cats and the cats were nice and I got to pet the nice cats and the black one was my favourite

CONS:

  • gf had to apologise to the estate agent for the amount of flaws I was pointing out
  • they’ve half done it up but there’s loads of half finished jobs and, to be honest, I’d trust my five year old niece with a paintbrush more than those lot, based on the finish
  • because of their “renovations”, they think it’s worth a fair bit more than I do, because in their eyes it’s newly redecorated whereas in mine it’s a bunch of feature walls and shitty paintwork that I need to pay to get rid of immediately
  • £££

#2395

I look forward to welcoming you to the “induction hob convert wankers club” upon the successful purchase of your property.


#2396

Lol this is literally the entire system in Scotland.


#2397

Ha. Yeah, you see loads of people who do cosmetic ‘renovations’ that aren’t neutral and which aren’t a really high standard of workmanship and assume that they can add £50k to the asking price, whereas in reality, unless you have low standards, a buyer is going to want that kind of amount knocked off.


#2398

Fair dos. I’ve never bought a house in Scotland. How does that work then?


#2399

Turn up with a wad of 20s I think


#2400

I didn’t think I was all that picky, but there was not a single room in that house that I wouldn’t want redecorated if not replastered.