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10 hours ago, juular said:

My neighbour has a shih tzu that since Christmas has been getting kicked out in the garden 24/7. 

It doesn't bark. It screams, and it never stops.

At first I was grumpy. Then it started waking me up at 3am at which point shit got serious and I went round. They would never answer the door but just twitched their curtains. Obviously they know it's a problem.

So I got the council involved, who were as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Apparently barking dogs are impossible to prove as being a statutory nuisance. Despite them standing in my bedroom at 10pm listening to endless screaming. Looking at recent FOI requests our council has not issued a single noise notice for barking dogs in several years. I assume someone in the department is an equally selfish dog owner and doesn't see the problem.

Im a really calm and zen person. I tend to shrug at most things. However my nerves are shattered and I'm now on beta blockers to stop this riling me up. Today I stood holding a brick aimed at their window and I'm not entirely sure why I put it down.

People with barking dogs need to be tortured, shot, and their children sterilized with rusty razors.

I'd personally make the dog disappear in that situation. Fuck that

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1 minute ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Glue up their doors so they can't put the dog out😬😬

Dog >> Car >> River

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Untaxed and uninsured too, to the surprise of precisely no one.

Then again it happened in Birmingham, where 90% of cars are untaxed and uninsured anyway.

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Apparently my neighbour is racist and probably thinks I am.

After looking in the boot of the civic for something he says something like "I like the plate did you buy it from a (racial slur)?"

Slightly took me by surprise, explained where I'd actually bought it from and the origin of the number plate (a persons initials).

By the time I realized what he was on about he had gone back in the house.

After thinking about it the only think he could of though was S21GNH may look a bit like Singh??

Bizarre behaviour!

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1 hour ago, Wack said:

Some people really do need a slap, unbelievable 

 

 

that just needs emailing to the local cops with the date time and gps loc on it for them to immediately jump up and down

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1 hour ago, Pieman said:

Untaxed and uninsured too, to the surprise of precisely no one.

Then again it happened in Birmingham, where 90% of cars are untaxed and uninsured anyway.

Hope someone finds where it is parked and sets fire to it. 

Years ago my mate rented his flat out to some bloke and his missus. Both were in good jobs so he thought all was good. After a couple of months they stopped paying the rent. Probably because they had saved to buy an almost new car. He was overheard bragging about it in the pub, also saying he didnt have a licence or insurance.

Guess who went out to his car one morning to find every window and light smashed, four slashed tyres, radiator punctured and every panel dented and keyed?

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Normally I wouldn't condone vandalising another person's car, but...

I wonder if it was his landlord that did it as payback?

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My house purchase in Spain went through yesterday, so the property is now legally mine, which is brilliantmine.

Major grump is I am not allowed to travel there at the moment due to travel restrictions in France and Spain. Hopefully things will change soon.

Second grump is that despite a quite severe lockdown, the Spanish sorted everything out legally without and issue. But the solicitors and agents acting on the sale of my UK house say they can do nothing until the lockdown is lifted. My buyer is livid with them all, as the sale was agreed in Feb and she is desperate to move in.

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1 minute ago, Pieman said:

That's because the British, in general, just cannot ever be arsed to do anything.

The alarm fitter has just left the house after fitting a CCTV and monitored alarm system. Contract sorted out by email, and my mate there to oversee it. Not bad, just 5 hours from seeing the contract for the first time and it being up and running!

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Ominous smoke from my MIG welder. I only tacked one bolt on. Was fine yesterday, welded for hours. Possibly why it's tired today.

Fans not working, supposed to have an overload cut out though. Will steal a fan from my smaller welder and hope for the best. Just paid £90 for a torch and lead .

Finished my ice lolly now, will have another try.

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1 hour ago, Jerzy Woking said:

My house purchase in Spain went through yesterday, so the property is now legally mine, which is brilliantmine.

Major grump is I am not allowed to travel there at the moment due to travel restrictions in France and Spain. Hopefully things will change soon.

Second grump is that despite a quite severe lockdown, the Spanish sorted everything out legally without and issue. But the solicitors and agents acting on the sale of my UK house say they can do nothing until the lockdown is lifted. My buyer is livid with them all, as the sale was agreed in Feb and she is desperate to move in.

There's no government restriction on house sales, so has one of the solicitors decided they can't be arsed doing their job?

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2 hours ago, Jerzy Woking said:

..... the solicitors and agents acting on the sale of my UK house say they can do nothing until the lockdown is lifted. My buyer is livid with them all, as the sale was agreed in Feb and she is desperate to move in.

 

31 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

There's no government restriction on house sales, so has one of the solicitors decided they can't be arsed doing their job?

The problem here is one of interpretation: house sales are not considered to be essential business so Estate Agents (certainly in greater London) have, to a man, all closed down their offices and are trying to operate online only. Thing is, if you've got a house to sell (and I've got two Probate properties to get rid of), the agents won't come and visit or take measurements / photos because they don't want to breach the current regulations, so that means sellers are fucked for now. Buyers are also arguably fucked because the regs also mean that property visits are a no-no at the moment, and amateur photos on a website are no substitute for going round there and seeing it for yourself.

And if there's no proper transaction activity going on, conveyancing solicitors have no meaningful work to do, so they're fucked as well

Even the bigger Firms may end up with a cashflow problem

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27 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

There's no government restriction on house sales, so has one of the solicitors decided they can't be arsed doing their job?

According to BBC there are 373,000 house sales/purchases  (worth £82b) on hold, but no real explanation as to why everyone one is on hold. Or do they mean there are 373,000 houses on the market for sale? Not quite the same thing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52453502

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28 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

There's no government restriction on house sales, so has one of the solicitors decided they can't be arsed doing their job?

Probably a web solicitor, when I last sold a house eastern europeans bought it, they hadn't got a clue what to do , despite advice not to from our estate agent they decided to use a web solicitor , it was a pain in the arse , our solicitor emailed them and they replied by post every single time so every question was 3-4 days for a reply , completely uncontactable by phone so it probably took a month longer than it should've, in the end the buyer had to drive to their office which was 60 miles away and bang on the door to get them to do anything.

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24 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

 

The problem here is one of interpretation: house sales are not considered to be essential business so Estate Agents (certainly in greater London) have, to a man, all closed down their offices and are trying to operate online only. Thing is, if you've got a house to sell (and I've got two Probate properties to get rid of), the agents won't come and visit or take measurements / photos because they don't want to breach the current regulations, so that means sellers are fucked for now.

That's bullshit though, there's no mandate from the govt to close/cease going about your business if there's no other way of doing it i.e. WFH, which clearly applies to EA-type stuff. The government guidance on distancing etc is clear enough, they obvs just can't be bothered staying solvent.

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10 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

That's bullshit though, there's no mandate from the govt to close/cease going about your business if there's no other way of doing it i.e. WFH, which clearly applies to EA-type stuff. The government guidance on distancing etc is clear enough, they obvs just can't be bothered staying solvent.

I haven't yet found an Estate Agent who is willing to come and assess my two properties under current conditions. If you know of any in the West London area that are willing to make non-essential journeys, etc. please do let me have their details.

Current Government guidance states, inter alia:

 

"If your home is not yet on the market

Getting your home onto the market may be more challenging than usual in this period. There should be no visitors to your home.

You can speak to estate agents over the phone and they will be able to give you general advice about the local property market and handle certain matters remotely but they will not be able to start actively marketing your home in the usual manner.

  • If you are thinking about selling, you can use this time to start gathering together all of the information you will need to provide to potential purchasers.
  • Advice for people to stay at home and away from others means you should not invite unnecessary visitors into your home, including: property agents to carry out a market appraisal or take internal photographs prior to marketing your home; and Energy Performance Certificate assessors."

 

 

I don't think it's bullshit to be following the guidance.

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1 hour ago, somewhatfoolish said:

There's no government restriction on house sales, so has one of the solicitors decided they can't be arsed doing their job?

solicitors - 10 a penny - go find another - apart from the keys all can be done via computers and phone..............

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My UK solicitor is 140 miles away, and up to the lockdown, everything went well conversing by email and post. As far as I can tell, they have everything to enable completion and exchange

My Spanish solicitors also closed their offices and are all working from home. I have been corresponding with her by phone, email and sending snailmail to her home address. House purchase goes through smoothly.

I understand the issues with people not being able to view houses and that agents are unable to measure and photograph potential sale properties, but surely solicitors can move on current sales rather than hold them in limbo.

 

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Just now, supermellowman said:

They don’t call them widowmakers for nothing. 

Definitely wasn't a fun experience, that's for sure!

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Is that the wrong jacking point? Thought it would have been on osf sill just behind the front wheel.

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5 hours ago, Jerzy Woking said:

My house purchase in Spain went through yesterday, so the property is now legally mine, which is brilliantmine.

Major grump is I am not allowed to travel there at the moment due to travel restrictions in France and Spain. Hopefully things will change soon.

 

Where about is your house in Costa Blanca?

 

 

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50 minutes ago, Agila said:

Is that the wrong jacking point? Thought it would have been on osf sill just behind the front wheel.

Turns out that was the case and I was victim of the conflicting information between the instructions on the car jack and the instructions in the manual. Oh well. It's all fixed up now and everything's been put to rights.

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