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Old 15-02-2013, 18:15
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Well i know when I go looking for a new house to buy, I inspect the neighbours.

I look in the bins to see what they eat and how much alcohol they drink.

I check on their reading material.

I sniff clothes for signs of drug use and smoking.

Gardens have to be neat and tidy. No barking animals. Peace and quiet.

Houses have to look like houses.
you nearly had me there! Good wind up though
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:16
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Well i know when I go looking for a new house to buy, I inspect the neighbours.

I look in the bins to see what they eat and how much alcohol they drink.

I check on their reading material.

I sniff clothes for signs of drug use and smoking.

Gardens have to be neat and tidy. No barking animals. Peace and quiet.

Houses have to look like houses.
Quoted for the hilarity and just in case you have second thoughts and delete it.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:16
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Ivy is also invasive and can spread underground and pop up elsewhere unless looked after properly
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:16
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Oh my God, LOL. That picture is fantastic.

“Their daughter has gone off to university. I can’t imagine her coming back – that’s an embarrassing place to bring your friends or boyfriend back to.”

...really?!
Jesus, those residents sound like fun.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:16
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Well i know when I go looking for a new house to buy, I inspect the neighbours.

I look in the bins to see what they eat and how much alcohol they drink.

I check on their reading material.

I sniff clothes for signs of drug use and smoking.

Gardens have to be neat and tidy. No barking animals. Peace and quiet.

Houses have to look like houses.
My first genuine LOL of the day
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:17
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It's up to him. He probably grows it like that so he can't see his stuck up neighbours!
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:17
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The ivy will go into every crack, under the eaves, into the roof and will then slowly dislodge tiles and bricks. It may already be too late to prevent the house from having to be demolished. There is going to be a substantial cost to remove the ivy and carry out any repairs.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:19
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Well i know when I go looking for a new house to buy, I inspect the neighbours.

I look in the bins to see what they eat and how much alcohol they drink.

I check on their reading material.

I sniff clothes for signs of drug use and smoking.

Gardens have to be neat and tidy. No barking animals. Peace and quiet.

Houses have to look like houses.
You sound like your going to marry it
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:21
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Quoted for the hilarity and just in case you have second thoughts and delete it.
I was being earnest.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:23
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The ivy will go into every crack, under the eaves, into the roof and will then slowly dislodge tiles and bricks. It may already be too late to prevent the house from having to be demolished. There is going to be a substantial cost to remove the ivy and carry out any repairs.
Indeed and as I said earlier it can also spread underground and take hold in the neighbours properties if not properly maintained.

We had Ivy in our garden and even 3 years after removing it and paving over we still get shoots coming up between the slabs!
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:32
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Indeed and as I said earlier it can also spread underground and take hold in the neighbours properties if not properly maintained.

We had Ivy in our garden and even 3 years after removing it and paving over we still get shoots coming up between the slabs!
Imagine what that does to the house in the photo with the roots pushing upwards. Subsidence and all kinds of things.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:32
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I don't know why everyone is scoffing at Stud. When considering a house for purchase, the neighbourhood is one of the things to be considered in your decision in the same way as whether there are good schools in the area etc. I don't go to the extent as Stud but I do look at the cars found in the area as well as how the neighbouring houses generally look and the road layout to get a feel of what the area is like.

You may call me stuck up if you wish but I do this to minimise potential problems in the future.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:35
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You sound like your going to marry it
Well you do have to live with your neighbours,sometimes for years.

You do have to discover very quickly what they are like and the fastest way is the dustbins and bookcases.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:42
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Of course the council are right. Who would want to live next door to that eyesore?

The neighbours have rights too. I'm all for keeping the nanny state off our backs as much as possible but we have to be reasonable and take everything into consideration.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:46
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Perhaps it was like this one here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-makeover.html


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Old 15-02-2013, 18:50
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The order and fine is from a (criminal) court.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:52
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I love the front door.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:54
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Ivy is also invasive and can spread underground and pop up elsewhere unless looked after properly
I'm glad my wifes name ain't Ivy then.
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:09
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Another one! I wonder how many more there are!
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:13
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It's that old 'it's my land I'll do what I want attitude' spouted by eccentrics, crap DIYers and would be extension builders everywhere. Unfortunately for them they can't.
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:16
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If they are that concerned why don't the neighbours offer to help?
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:27
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the council were correct to do this.
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:28
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If they are that concerned why don't the neighbours offer to help?
They usually do. It is usually recluse types who live like this and they do need a push when the sewers go mad, there is a gas escape or the trees need a good lop.

A lot of the times, things are organised for them by neighbours and the council.
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:32
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They usually do. It is usually recluse types who live like this and they do need a push when the sewers go mad, there is a gas escape or the trees need a good lop.

A lot of the times, things are organised for them by neighbours and the council.
When you have quotes like the ones in the article you can bet your life they haven't even thought about helping out. They don't deserve good neighbours unless they have imo.

Trouble is these days people are too ready to moan and complain and expect someone else to step in.
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:33
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Unsurprisingly at that price, and in quite an ordinary area, it's still for sale ~ link
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