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Posted - 06 March 2018 20:44
All true for singletons
battleguy
Posted - 06 March 2018 20:50
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- 24 hour concierge - picks up parcels when you're not home, sends them back for you for returning online shopping, dies your dry cleaning for you
January Sails
Posted - 06 March 2018 20:59
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Or you have a nice garden that’s not overlooked but requires minimal maintenance with some gym kit by your indoor pool that you don’t have to share with anyone. If you build from scratch you can choose modern, new and open plan with a terrace with spectacular views of the countryside.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:28
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I’ll bite.

1. Some flats have nice views, most don’t. Some houses have nice views too
2. Get a gardener
3. Sheds aren’t compulsory especially if you have a gardener
4. You can have a gym in your house because it is larger than a flat and it won’t be used by smelly other people.
5. See above
6. See 1, some blocks have nice roof terraces, some houses have roof terraces. Most do not.
7. Why would you want to be in a club for people who can’t afford a house?
8. You can have all of that in a house
9. Attics aren’t compulsory, stick more rooms up there.
Misshoolie
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:34
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This is the dumbest "the thing I like is better than that thing" thread ever.
Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:35
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Flat gets too small, convert the
Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:36
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... loft. Dig out the cellar. Extend into the garden?

Keep the noise down, the neighbours.

Meh

Flats are rubbish and too close to dreadful humans.
Pinkus
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:37
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I live in a really nice flat.

I miss having a garden. Sitting on the grass with a beer and a fag, surrounded by toms, runner beans, herbs, tates, caulis, listening to the cricket, insects buzzing around, the BBQ sizzling away. Ahhh... that was the life.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:37
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Calzone is where the heart is eh Anna?
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:41
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I don’t think I could ever liver in a flat underneath someone else, that must be awful.
Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:43
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Constant smell of pizza would put me off the stuff.

I used to work in a sweet shop. Now I rarely eat chocolate.

Used to work in a pub, too. That didn't seem to impair my appetite.

Think I need a drink to unpuzzle this one.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:43
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Having to wait for a lift every time you wanted to pop out would be a fvcking pain.
January Sails
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:44
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I’m looking forward to getting out of my flat and not listening to my upstairs neighbour shagging.
Pinkus
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:44
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It is helpful having Greggs on your doorstep, tho. Rather than having to drive to Greggs.

Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:46
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My I had a flat the woman next door used to scream at her husband at 8am on a Sunday when he got home.

She'd scream that he smelled of whores and piss. Then she'd **** him loudly.

Lot of Rofettes in N1.
Tom Linorder
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:46
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The only good flat is a **** off enormous one opposite royalty.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:46
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Just buy frozen Greggs from Iceland Pinkus.....
Misshoolie
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:47
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Sails you can also hear neighbours shagging in houses. Just ask my neighbour.
Pinkus
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:47
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Do you ever get pizza from the pizza shop delivered, Anna?
Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:51
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I like speck, thinly sliced potato, smoked and burnt rosemary on a pizza.
Pinkus
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:53
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WTF is 'speck'?
Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:55
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Like Parma ham, but smoked.
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 21:59
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Just get them a key cut and I’m sure they’ll run it up
Robert Musil
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:09
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Just get a flat and a house. Then you'll have the best of both worlds.
battleguy
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:14
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- "oh no my garden is messy and full of weeds, i haven't been gardening enough! now I need a gardener. to pay. to tend to the garden i never use."

- in nice buildings, all flats are heavily soundproofed so you can't hear any noise whatsoever from neighbours.
- with the door closed you can play loud music and it won't be audible in adjoining rooms in the same flat. not talking about Victorian conversions.
trumptonia
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:24
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Is this matty?
Cyprian
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:25
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How do you know about soundproofing when you buy a flat.

Do you ask the estate agent?

January Sails
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:29
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I'm in Georgian conversion and rarely notice any my neighbours even when they're playing loud music. Unfortunately upstairs have a rather squeaky bed that I can hear.

Hoolie not at the house I'm building that's a good 150m from the nearest house unless the neighbours have all of their windows open and are very loud when I've got all of my windows open.
January Sails
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:30
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Also what Buzz said. Love paying over the odds to wait weeks for someone to do something that should be sorted in a moments. I've been discussing getting the bin store door fixed for a good couple of months now.
Merkz
Posted - 06 March 2018 22:40
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I guess that living in a nice flat is better than living in a shyt house if you are too poor to buy a nice house. Do they do 6 bedroom flats with big rooms and high ceilings?
Wellington
Posted - 06 March 2018 23:12
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Imagine sharing a front door though. Must feel like being back in olden times and that
Lydia
Posted - 06 March 2018 23:18
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It's entirely up to the person. I grew up in a house and I always wanted a house to be away from others ( detached). If you have 5 children and a spouse most flats would be a bit cramped. Also leasehold tends to come with service charges and a few more complications and not enough space for all your stuff.

If you have stuff like grand pianos, drum kits, 7 bikes, 2 plus cars you want to park, never mind a law firm within your home you tend to need a fair bit of space.

however lots of people live in flats and are perfectly happy. Each to their own.
battleguy
Posted - 07 March 2018 00:28
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Keef_
Posted - 07 March 2018 02:15
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Thing is, you’d need more space than that. 2,136 sqft isn’t all that large tbf.

Once you’ve installed the nanny, the tally-ho chairs and the grand piano there really isn’t all that much room left.
Cat on a hot tin ceiling
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:18
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There is a lot to be said for a concierge. London builders and delivery people are so fvcking unhelpful and useless that trying to get anything done is a nightmare that seems to involve waiting round at home all day for people to turn up. That is going to bug me when we move back to the London house. It's fine at the moment cos we just bring one of the staff over with us but that won't be an option when we move back full time.



Cat on a hot tin ceiling
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:19
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oh and heh at 6 million quid for a fvcking flat south of the river. That is strictly money launderers and dodgy forrin politicos territory.
camenbert
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:48
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heh!
this is an ace thread for making pseudo-objective judgments about subjective values.

I like nice flats, I like nice houses.

I have a toddler who sounds like a herd of heffalumps when on the move. It is a good thing for other people that they do not live below me.

Flats with well-kept common parts can be lovely - I lived in a lovely block in Finchley, 2 stories, flats directly off staircases (rather than long halls), beautiful gardens, garage in a block at the back. If I was single/unchilded, it would be lovely.

p.s. Wellers, sheds *are* compulsory. HTH

Catters, we have a bin cupboard for deliveries. this is much cheaper than bonded staff.
camenbert
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:51
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It is annoying the lack of good quality flats. There were some in Harbourne in Brum that were easily the size of a small semi and I think about 6 tall, and set in nice grounds, and they would be ace for living in post-children, but the obsession with owning property means there aren't enough of these, even though they give you a good amount of space.
Cyprian
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:57
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dunno, when you hold the passport and can beat them at will, there's a lot to be said for the bonded staff solution.