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Cherrypieplum Thu 18-Oct-12 15:38:47

Opening cupboard doors without asking! Really, really fucking rude!

monkeysbignuts Thu 18-Oct-12 15:40:21

yes considering they are buying the house and not your cupboard!

FredFredGeorge Thu 18-Oct-12 15:40:29

Did they ask and were given permission to come in and view your house? If they were than YABU...

ViviPru Thu 18-Oct-12 15:41:04

YABU for not posting a rightmove link so we can all have a nosey smile

WiseKneeHair Thu 18-Oct-12 15:41:16

You don't have to sell your house.

LadyFannyJoGarden Thu 18-Oct-12 15:41:33

I hated it when people did that, especially as that's where I had hidden all the junk that had been lying around the house blush

slowestwildebeast Thu 18-Oct-12 15:41:33

we're going through similar. some twots come round like last weeks twot and after say "we're after a bungalow" or like top twot who'd already bought a house and just fancied a nebby about.

it's a hobby to a lot of people tbh. they're idiots.

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Oct-12 15:42:23

But they are buying the cupboards too.. They may have strange cupboard requirements. But they should ask possibly.

scurryfunge Thu 18-Oct-12 15:42:27

It would only bother me if I had crammed my junk in said cupboards to make the place look tidier.

tomverlaine Thu 18-Oct-12 15:42:47

Stay out of the house while they are looking - they'll probabaly insult your taste/cleanliness etc - if you're not there you won't get offended

scurryfunge Thu 18-Oct-12 15:43:09

X post Lady!

LFCisTarkaDahl Thu 18-Oct-12 15:44:11

You have to expect people to do that, they're checking to see how much storage there is.

I've opened an understairs cupboard before (to see if there was room for hoover/ironing board) and found a sex cupboard - whip on the wall, carabiniers to chain people too, a massive dildo. The estate agent was like shock

I was glad they weren't in though was pleased there was room for my ironing board.

Cherrypieplum Thu 18-Oct-12 15:45:11

They can look but at least ask!

No linky...unless I'm brave later!

Don't care if they hate my taste and the one lady said it was immaculate but with a small baby and two dogs I'm not going out in the pissing down rain!

Nancy66 Thu 18-Oct-12 15:45:14

if they're fitted wardrobes/ understair cuboards etc - ie not furniture you're taking with you - then I think it's fair enough.

ViviPru Thu 18-Oct-12 15:45:20

I think it is acceptable to open fitted cupboard doors, but not freestanding ones. They're potentially buying the fitted cupboards, it's reasonable to expect them to want to have a quick look in them....

TerrorCottaPumpkinPie Thu 18-Oct-12 15:45:24

If it's a built in wardrobe or airing cupboard type of cupboard then YABU as people need to know how big those kinds are. Anything else YANBU.

Have to say I'm not looking forward to this part when my house goes on the market.

Anybody gone for the attic yet? We have so much crap stored up ours and will no doubt use it as a dumping ground when viewers come!

monkeysbignuts Thu 18-Oct-12 15:45:50

they are only buying the cupboards if they are attached lol

Whoknowswhocares Thu 18-Oct-12 15:45:53

Yabu. You want to sell. They want to buy a house with adequate storage.

How are they to tell if the storage is adequate if they don't look?

McHappyPants2012 Thu 18-Oct-12 15:46:02

I would look in cupboard, mil bought a house the kitchen on viewing was lovely, but inside the cupboards had shelves missing and a some was rotted. She didn't have a lot of spare cash but ended up having to get a whole new kitchen.

JollyJackOLantern Thu 18-Oct-12 15:46:39

I wouldn't have even thought to ask.

mollymole Thu 18-Oct-12 15:47:10

When I was young and naive I never opened cupboard doors when viewing houses. A few houses down the line, and having had various doors/draw fronts etc drop off as soon as they are opened, and finding drawers with knackered bottoms I check everything.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 18-Oct-12 15:47:55

YABU if they are fitted cupboards.

We definitely checked the loft when we bought this house.

ViviPru Thu 18-Oct-12 15:48:02

No linky...unless I'm brave later! You should have posted a comedy link to some chintz-vomity Lladro filled monstrosity... (Which is easy for me to say as a casual bystander, I'd never have actually thought of that on the spur of the moment if I were the OP)

squoosh Thu 18-Oct-12 15:48:33

You've got to check everything, to hell with the vendor's feelings. In the nicest possible way of course.

AitchDee Thu 18-Oct-12 15:48:44

Yabu. do you want to sell your house or not?

I don't care what potential buyers do in my house if it is on the mark. I just want to get it sold ASAP. I guess I have mentally detached myself form it by the time I have come to the decision to sell.

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