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Going to view a cottage tonight! Any good questions?

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Pretty much what the title says, me and the boyf are going to look at this cutest cottage and seeing as I already love it I'm worried I'm going to forget all the good questions! so far i have: am i a…
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Pretty much what the title says, me and the boyf are going to look at this cutest cottage and seeing as I already love it I'm worried I'm going to forget all the good questions!
so far i have: am i allowed a cat? (v.important!)
what tax band?
is there parking?
is central heating gas?
latest move in date?
Can you think of any more sensible ones?
This is the cottage: http://portsmouth.gumtree.com/portsmouth/40/38914740.html Soo cute!
Forgot to say, renting not buying!!
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
what a gorgeous cottage. Snap it up before someone else does x x
1 Like #2
hmmm not cottage related but ask about things that are local like parks, ect? dunno?
1 Like #3
Pets are often a no-no for owners who rent. Tread carefully if the place is in demand. I have both rented off others and to others. In all cases, no pets was written into the contracts.
#4
Thanks hun, I love the look of it, just hope it is as lovely in real life!!

ClarityofMind
what a gorgeous cottage. Snap it up before someone else does x x
#5
Cheers for the advice, I'll be careful with how I broach the subject. As it stands we don't have the cat YET but we're hoping to get one so if they said no I wouldn't know what to do! :(

Liddle ol' me
Pets are often a no-no for owners who rent. Tread carefully if the place is in demand. I have both rented off others and to others. In all cases, no pets was written into the contracts.
banned 1 Like #6
yeah any rough neighbours ..
and if they don't like cats tell em to stick it
1 Like #7
torapoole
Thanks hun, I love the look of it, just hope it is as lovely in real life!!


I'd so go for something like that myself sweetie, loads of character and at 550 a good price x x
#8
Haha, unfortunately it's Portsmouth, rough neighbours a plenty!!!

dog_cop
yeah any rough neighbours ..
and if they don't like cats tell em to stick it
banned#9
torapoole
Haha, unfortunately it's Portsmouth, rough neighbours a plenty!!!


ewwwwwww.. a no no then I hated living in Pompey .. dump :thumbsup:
1 Like #10
What about double glazing?

I'm renting a flat with my girlfriend atm and we have a problem with mold in the corner of the bedroom >_>
#11
True, but it's all we can afford atm :( I'd like to move back to Chichester but wouldn't be do-able with the commute money added in! STILL, not a bad little place for somewhere in Pompey I think, that's why I'm so excited! :D
dog_cop
ewwwwwww.. a no no then I hated living in Pompey .. dump :thumbsup:
#12
Good one, thanks!! :thumbsup:

rwm24
What about double glazing?

I'm renting a flat with my girlfriend atm and we have a problem with mold in the corner of the bedroom >_>
banned#13
torapoole
True, but it's all we can afford atm :( I'd like to move back to Chichester but wouldn't be do-able with the commute money added in! STILL, not a bad little place for somewhere in Pompey I think, that's why I'm so excited! :D


but if you cant have your cat.. no point in getting excited
#14
I know, I'm trying to contain myself but I'm rubbish once I get excited about something, and as my flatmate's told me, it's unlikely I'll get furnished AND pet-friendly.
The viewing is at 7 though so I will let you all know how we get on. I may be feeling sad if I love it and no pets allowed!! Also my boyfriend doesn't know I've booked the viewing and I can't get hold of him at work so I might be sad AND in trouble with him!! Fingers crossed though eh!

dog_cop
but if you cant have your cat.. no point in getting excited
#15
PS, you sound like the voice of reason just like my boyfriend!

dog_cop
but if you cant have your cat.. no point in getting excited
banned#16
torapoole
PS, you sound like the voice of reason just like my boyfriend!


cats are a very serious business:thumbsup:
1 Like #17
Any damp?
Rules on redecoration.
How are utilities paid for - metered water? Sewerage charges? Electricity supply?
Any shared facilities - like garden , parking spaces?
Need to be clear on any fees and the reasons that they might dock your deposit. What's the system they have in place for repairs?
#18
This is true, I like your thinking!

dog_cop
cats are a very serious business:thumbsup:


All helpful and noted, thankyou!

chesso
Any damp?
Rules on redecoration.
How are utilities paid for - metered water? Sewerage charges? Electricity supply?
Any shared facilities - like garden , parking spaces?
Need to be clear on any fees and the reasons that they might dock your deposit. What's the system they have in place for repairs?
#19
just casually ask about pets. don't mention your cat. your landlard will never know you have got one anyway, just hid the food bowl when/if they come to fix or inspect.
#20
You need to know how much the deposit and ALL the fees are to start off with and how long the contract is?
It will probably be a years contract but if it hasn't got 1 already, insist on a 6 month get out clause.
It may look lovely, be a good price and exactly what ur after but u don't wanna move in n then find out for example, uve got the neighbours from hell and be tied into a contract for a whole year!
#21
Visit the area later on at night before agreeing to let, you might spot any unruly neighbours who love to play there music loud! If it is currently let out go back and talk to the tenants without the landlord (why are they moving etc, any break ins) You could always talk to the neighbours if property has no tenants.

If it has Gas, make sure it has its gas safety certificate, should be done yearly.

It might be a cute little cottage but you must look for things like mould in all rooms, rotting window sills, draughts, leaking, open up cupboards & windows - have a good rummage around!

If you're putting down a deposit it must be held in a deposit protection scheme, find out which one.
#22
check there are no restrictions on the property, not just listing, but english heritage, restrictive covenants anything like that. They can be a real nightmare, trust me I found out the hard way...! Took me a year and a half to get sky and that is on a 20ft pole in the garden :x
#23
Hi everyone, just an update- we viewed the cottage and it was LOVELY- we're allowed a kitten, and have put the deposit down. Move in on the 15th!! Thanks for all your advice/comments :D xxx

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