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to consider paying for new kitchen by renting out our house as TV location?

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runningLou Tue 19-Apr-16 10:43:17

Just spoke to a TV producer who would like to use our house for a BBC series (don't know what). Production company put a letter through our door so called to find out more. It would be 12 days filming, they would entirely strip out and 'dress' the house - we would be in a hotel. Sounds majorly disruptive I know, but they would pay min. £6k!! I think this is right as DM has had her house used once too and was paid £750 for the day.
This would mean we could get our new kitchen extension without getting into debt - we've already saved quite a bit.
But, I am a very anxious, private, introverted control freak so the idea of a film crew taking over our home makes me CRINGE! WWYD??

molyholy Tue 19-Apr-16 10:45:13

I would totally DO IT!!! Opportunities like this don't come along every day. Debt free home improvement Winner winner chicken dinner!

jay55 Tue 19-Apr-16 10:46:37

Free holiday and new kitchen sounds win win.

scarednoob Tue 19-Apr-16 10:47:20

God yes, do it!!

PatMustardsBigTool Tue 19-Apr-16 10:47:26

Go for it!

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 19-Apr-16 10:48:00

I'd do it in a heartbeat!

whois Tue 19-Apr-16 10:48:38

100% do it!

The ywil lstrip and dress, and hopefully put your stuff back? And pay or a hotel? And you get £6k??? DO IT DO IT DO IT

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 19-Apr-16 10:49:35

I'd do it.

Do you live somewhere terribly special?

Thisismyalias Tue 19-Apr-16 10:49:47

Do it smile

TimeOfGlass Tue 19-Apr-16 10:49:48

Do they put everything back as it was afterwards?

snowgirl1 Tue 19-Apr-16 10:54:02

I'd do it!

AndNowItsSeven Tue 19-Apr-16 10:55:35

Definitely , why do they want to use your house? It would be really interesting to see your house on tv.

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 19-Apr-16 10:59:30

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Alasalas2 Tue 19-Apr-16 11:00:14

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ClimbedEveryMountain Tue 19-Apr-16 11:00:43

When else are you going to earn 6k for two weeks' work?

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 19-Apr-16 11:01:33

Bloody hell do it! You might even find it turns into a regular earner. I sometimes drool over the houses featured on those location agency websites.

PrincessPeachy29 Tue 19-Apr-16 11:13:44

I work in TV production and have actually done this to people's homes before. I would say go for it. From my experience everything will be left exactly as the production company found it and if it's the BBC you have nothing to worry about. Put up with the hotel for a bit (it may be nice!) and enjoy the money!

MrsJayy Tue 19-Apr-16 11:45:23

Do it why wouldn't you ? 6k and a hotel (wishes it was me)

fredfredgeorgejnrsnr Tue 19-Apr-16 11:59:41

Remember your neighbours - not the very close ones as they'll likely be looked after too, but the ones slightly further away will likely be pretty disrupted by it all without any compensation - so if you need a lot of goodwill from them for anything thing twice.

But if it's not inconvenient - why not?

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 19-Apr-16 12:03:52

So erm, what is it about your house that they particularly like? Size/character/situation/parking/decor?

Naoko Tue 19-Apr-16 12:08:30

6 grand and all you have to do is clear out for twelve days? In a heartbeat. And I'm very territorial about my house.

IceMaiden73 Tue 19-Apr-16 12:10:11

I would do it, but bear in mind you will need to declare the income and pay tax on it

SeptemberFlowers Tue 19-Apr-16 12:13:37

Christ I would in a heartbeat !!

Divathecat Tue 19-Apr-16 12:16:14

I would defo do this!

YellowShockedFace Tue 19-Apr-16 12:18:04

Do it. And then tell us what programme it is 😊

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