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To not want PILs to know how much we are paying for our house?

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Zimm Mon 25-Jul-11 10:05:45

Buying a new house, paying close to asking, we believe it is a good price. For some bizarre reason though I won't revel to PILs the exact price (they have seen the leaflet so they know the asking) I just feel they a) Know too much about finances e.g. our exact salaries and b) Would give us grief about being too close to asking price...

I've not problem telling friends etc, if they ask.A minor thing I know, but just wondered if I am BU/odd.

ZillionChocolate Mon 25-Jul-11 10:08:10

They can look it up on the Land Registry. If you think you're paying a good price, then nothing to feel defensive about?

PorkChopSter Mon 25-Jul-11 10:09:02

They can find out online in a few months smile

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 25-Jul-11 10:12:11

YABU for the reasons mentioned above. 'Upmystreet' shows prices paid for properties. Tell them what you paid for the house but, from now on, you and your husband should decide to keep your personal finances personal.

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 25-Jul-11 10:14:10

Yanbu. It drives me mad when parents assume they are allowed to know everything about their grown up children's lives. My dh is always telling his parents things about us that I would prefer to keep private.

sleepindogz Mon 25-Jul-11 10:19:16

how strange that you are so precious about them knowing smile

Laquitar Mon 25-Jul-11 10:19:24

You cant keep secrets these days. They can find how much you have paid on various websites (after 3 months i think)

It does feel odd that every information is on the internet.

Zimm Mon 25-Jul-11 10:26:24

I know they could find out - but I don't think they actually would as they don't know about such sites as house prices.co.uk. I'm just don't want to tell them - it's the principle that we should we allowed some privacy about such things I think.

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 25-Jul-11 10:34:41

I know exactly what you are saying.

Why should you tell them? Presumably you are not going to tell me, so why should you tell them?

Grrrrr on your behalf.

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