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'supported living for challenging youngsters' being built next door.

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getyourselfchecked Tue 18-Oct-16 11:01:21

NC for this as could be outing. This is more of a WWYD really. I am at risk of sounding like a right NIMBY and I hate that its bringing this out in me but...
I am a single parent about to move to a new house. Building work has started on a 'supported living for challenging youngsters' development right next door.
Now, I have lived in some of the most gang-riven areas in the country without a thought but in my old age and with a child I admit I am worried about crime, drugs and ability to sell house on. I love the house and everything else is good.
WWYD? Still proceed with the purchase?

This is a genuine post, I don't have many people to discuss this with and I have never worried about house values etc in my life! I am genuinely surprised at my reaction to this.

Vixxfacee Tue 18-Oct-16 11:02:17

I wouldn't live there.

Cherryskypie Tue 18-Oct-16 11:03:47

I'd find another house.

SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 18-Oct-16 11:04:33

Might be fine, might not. Personally it's too much of an unknown, so I would be reluctant to go ahead with purchasing too. When you have children to worry about these things do become more of an issue. I'd look elsewhere, unless you have very strong reasons for wanting that particular house/ area etc.

Wooftweetwooftweet Tue 18-Oct-16 11:04:53

I'd relate to you. I'd worry would they roam around and maybe engage with my children. Or is it a locked up place, and if so probably less of a worry.
How close are you, is noise a concern?

I'd get some more info on what it will mean to you and if you're not happy with the proposal then if you have not moved in yet, then reconsider. But get all the facts first.

lastqueenofscotland Tue 18-Oct-16 11:05:22

Meh a bit NIMBY but I wouldn't live there and I live in a not very nice corner of SE London

Soubriquet Tue 18-Oct-16 11:05:22


That's a hard one

I know they need somewhere to go and it's good someone is helping

But at the same time, I want a peaceful home...

I probably would find somewhere else

OhNoNotMyBaby Tue 18-Oct-16 11:05:40

I wouldn't go ahead with the move - unless you want to negotiate a massive reduction in the price because of the next-door development.

Yes,, some people may regard this as a somewhat selfish perspective, but it's your money, your house and your life. I would find a different house.

DartmoorDoughnut Tue 18-Oct-16 11:06:11

I'd pull out of the pruchase if possible and not too financially impacting. Yes they totally need somewhere to live but it won't be restful living next door to them so if you have a choice not to I'd take it.

MrsJayy Tue 18-Oct-16 11:06:13

If it is supported living i am assuming the people living there will be supported so a responsible person willbe looking after them. I dont know about your house price but surely people who have decided to move into your street have considered safety of their residents.

mynachos Tue 18-Oct-16 11:06:20

speaking as someone who has worked in that field. I'm sorry to say the neighbours hated us being there and our 'clients' did bring trouble to the area.

MoreCoffeeNow Tue 18-Oct-16 11:06:32

I'd find another house.

WaitrosePigeon Tue 18-Oct-16 11:07:01

Pull out.

Somerville Tue 18-Oct-16 11:07:07

Still proceed with the purchase?

So you're buying? No way, for me. If you were renting with a one year tenancy it might be worth the risk for a house you really like and if there weren't much other choice. But I wouldn't risk negative equity if the road started getting a reputation because of it.

Chewingthecrud Tue 18-Oct-16 11:07:10

If you are buying and can pull out without incurring huge costs I would do.

If it turns out in future that this development does cause problems it will affect the resale value if you want to move on.

SquinkiesRule Tue 18-Oct-16 11:07:32

I'd back out of that sale too. Find another house

Chewingthecrud Tue 18-Oct-16 11:07:48

Did you not know about it when you first looked at the properly tho? Surely it came up in the original searches?

MrsJayy Tue 18-Oct-16 11:08:24

Meh posted to soon meant to say and neighbours but if you really dont want to live their then stop your purchase that is all you can do really

SheldonsSpot Tue 18-Oct-16 11:08:24

I'd withdraw from the sale.

LimitedSedition Tue 18-Oct-16 11:08:38

Pull out ASAP!

ImAMoving Tue 18-Oct-16 11:08:59

Find another hkuse, unless you get a huge discount as resale will Ben difficult. Depends on how near though, I.e. At the bottom of the street or sharing your garden fence?

Penfold007 Tue 18-Oct-16 11:10:28

I'd back out of the sale. A similar scheme has been built in our town. Nearby residents were assured everything would be okay, it hasn't been okay at all.

QueenofallIsee Tue 18-Oct-16 11:11:16

I wouldn't complete the purchase, I would look for something else - I say that as I think it wil effect house prices (and if you are in my area of Shropshire rather than this juts being a coincidence, go to the parish meeting next week, details on facebook!)

JennyOnAPlate Tue 18-Oct-16 11:12:19

I would pull out. It might be ok but it's too much of a risk.

JustSpeakSense Tue 18-Oct-16 11:13:04

For the sole reason that this will bring down the value of your property I would not buy here.

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