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To go and ask people over the road to move mattress when I have a house viewing tomorrow?

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Arcadia Fri 19-Oct-12 17:47:40

my house is on the market and we have a viewing booked for tomorrow morning, I'm making quite an effort for each one because we haven't had many viewings.
some people just over the road in a shared house have dumped a mattress out the front - typical studenty house and our area is quite studenty but don't want people put off, I know it would out me off a bit. The other houses all look OK.
Don't know them, they are spanishy/south American people who go clubbing a lot.
they have a garden round the back because I see them take bikes round, don't think they'd mind but is that just ridiculously snobby/controlling/unreasonable behaviour?!

Arcadia Fri 19-Oct-12 17:48:24

Sorry put me off a bit

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Fri 19-Oct-12 17:53:06

No harm in asking.

Take a bottle of wine round as a thank you.


Arcadia Fri 19-Oct-12 17:55:22

that's a good idea, and I may pull a sexy spaniard into the bargain! wink

maebyfunke Fri 19-Oct-12 17:55:28

I would ask.

The people who owned our current house asked the nighbours to remove a sofa from the front garden before we viewed and they did.

valiumredhead Fri 19-Oct-12 18:56:57

I would offer to move the mattress for them as it's you that wants it moving - they would have to be very U to say no then.

Campari Fri 19-Oct-12 18:59:00

Beds and three piece suits have no place in a front garden.

Tell them to donate to a second hand shop or hire a skip. Otherwise they are being selfish, lazy shits.

Sallyingforth Fri 19-Oct-12 20:02:50

three piece suits have no place in a front garden.

That depends who is wearing them!

MixedBerries Fri 19-Oct-12 21:19:37

YANBU. But you have to offer them something in return. There's nothing legally wrong with the situation but I don't think YABU to ask. Good luck!

RandomMess Fri 19-Oct-12 21:21:54

I'd offer to get rid of it for them smile

or get rid of it under the cover of darkness!

Campari Mon 22-Oct-12 14:30:40

That depends who is wearing them!

Oops! Excuse my terrible spelling blush

starmaker7 Mon 22-Oct-12 15:35:03

maybe they are in the front garden ready for the council to collect them?? It cant hurt to ask them to move it for a few hours though

Jusfloatingby Mon 22-Oct-12 16:49:07

YANBU. Even if I wasn't selling a house I would not like a mattress lying around a nearby front garden. It looks horrible.

Arcadia Tue 30-Oct-12 08:36:41

Thanks for advice, I went and asked them, the Spanish guy was gorgeous, and then took them a bottle of wine a few days later. Job done!

lucyellenmum Tue 30-Oct-12 08:40:49

awwww smile what a lovely fluffy story for first thing in the morning, so glad that your neighbours were reasonable and gorgeous

If its a studenty area though, your buyers may well be aware of that anyway so will have obviously considered having traffic cone stealers as neighbours already wink Good luck with the sale x

Arcadia Tue 30-Oct-12 09:04:32

Unfortunately no one wants to buy it anyway, apparently it is 'too small' (I'm sorry, were you expecting a Hollywood style mansion behind the facade of a small 2 bed terraced house?) and now the estate agent is giving us advice like 'take a wall down' which is not appreciated when we just spent the whole summer doing it up and decorating!

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