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Pariswhenitdrizzles Wed 19-Apr-17 18:57:01

Would be interested in buying this -

What are your thoughts on this property?

Thanks very much smile

Pariswhenitdrizzles Wed 19-Apr-17 18:57:43

Sorry - clickable link here:

Crunchymum Wed 19-Apr-17 18:59:41

You'll get the usual 'London is so expensive, this would get you a castle where I live"

Are you buying or selling OP?

blueskyinmarch Wed 19-Apr-17 19:00:51

I know it is London and the prices are super ridiculously high, but i think that is a sad and depressing looking flat for half a million pounds.

MiltopMighty Wed 19-Apr-17 19:01:00

It almost looks to good to be true.

ghostyslovesheets Wed 19-Apr-17 19:02:07

it looks a bit bland - I like the kitchen and bathroom but the rest is a bit meh!

ohfourfoxache Wed 19-Apr-17 19:02:15

I like the 2 windows in the lounge, and the kitchen looks nice. Love the balcony!

sofargoner Wed 19-Apr-17 19:02:39

well its either that message as crunchy has posted or....

Looks pretty unattractive (brick // mossy balconette thing // packed together and over-looked)
Living room looks very narrow in terms of width
And its half a MILLION
half a MILLION !!!

Why would anyone live in London !? :-)

NigellasGuest Wed 19-Apr-17 19:03:08

OP says she's interested in buying, Crunchy .....
I think it looks very nice- is it near a tube (I will look again)

PNGirl Wed 19-Apr-17 19:03:26

If you have young children them banging about on parquet flooring on the top floor may cause neighbour issues.if you have 2 or 3 teenagers one bathroom may be a squeeze.

I like the subway tiling but I'd need to decorate.

ghostyslovesheets Wed 19-Apr-17 19:03:41

I'd be tempted to move the bathroom - make the kitchen bigger and drop to 2 bedrooms

FlyingElbows Wed 19-Apr-17 19:03:44

I think if you like it buy it. I don't and (to be true to form) you could buy something soooooo much better where I live... with room for a pony. Or six.

brasty Wed 19-Apr-17 19:03:52

Assuming the price is fair, looks a nice flat. Would be good to put a chair or something on the balcony to show it is big enough to sit out there - if it is.
I think the first photo has been elongated as the white chair and cushion don't look right. Would be better if it was not.

user1492458803 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:05:12

I like it for London, kitchen is lovely. As others say it's quite plain but that's no bad thing. If selling I'd try and get a plant on the balcony to show it gets some.

SpinningCircles Wed 19-Apr-17 19:05:50

I like it.

I'd get rid of the curtains and out up shutters or blinds to increase feeling of space in living area.

Could be made a little more homely, but very good basics!

Why are you asking?

NigellasGuest Wed 19-Apr-17 19:06:30

Ah yes, Northern Line.
Is there a service charge? I know sometimes london flats have really high ones (at least mine did).
I would love to live in London again FWIW

SpinningCircles Wed 19-Apr-17 19:06:58

Sorry! Missed that you are interested in buying!

Devilishpyjamas Wed 19-Apr-17 19:08:26

I like it. But that may be because I have an obsession with that sort of tiling at the moment

PickAChew Wed 19-Apr-17 19:13:28

Well, at 733sqft it's smaller than our two up two down but the windows really make it and, while narrow, the kitchen isn't lacking in storage (I've seen worse in 4 bed new builds)

I assume that you're not buying with a family in mind.

Allthebestnamesareused Wed 19-Apr-17 19:16:16

I like it.

StorminaBcup Wed 19-Apr-17 19:17:52

The rooms are all good sizes, living area seems spacious (for London) with the bonus of the kitchen being separate. Nice area, good transport links. All looks modern and clean; kitchen and bathroom look new and even if you don't like the decor it's liveable.

Have you viewed it?

Pariswhenitdrizzles Wed 19-Apr-17 19:19:32

I've just been to view it, and I really liked it. It has a lot of light coming in, and the rooms are all a fairly generous size.

I'd be buying it with a sibling (if we did decide to buy it), and there is a possibility of renting out the third bedroom on Airbnb, for example.

Nigella the service charge is £1800 per year. This includes heating and hot water, but not electricity or the Internet.

It's really peaceful and quiet as well, which I liked, and very secure. There is a locked gate at the entrance to the courtyard, and another door with a code on to enter the building itself, and the door to the flat is sturdy and double-locked.

It does look a bit grim when you walk into the building itself (the stairwell is concrete etc) but the owner of the block of flats (not the council, but a private owner) has already paid for redecoration works to the block.

I was pretty impressed with it as an ex-council property to be honest. And it's around 6 minutes' walk from Kentish Town road and Kentish Town station (Thameslink and Northern Line).

ARumWithAView Wed 19-Apr-17 19:23:38

It seems more like a professional sharers' property than a family home. Three double bedrooms and fairly limited communal space = best for busy people who won't be around much. Also, as PNGirl pointed out, being an upper-floor flat with a lot of parquet flooring does not mix well with young kids.

Is that a flat roof, too? Is there decent attic space overhead? Depending on the set-up, being on the top floor directly under a flat roof can be a pain: too hot in summer, cold in winter.

I don't know anything about the area, but to counterbalance the inevitable 'London is insane' comments: three double bedrooms for 500k would be a fecking bargain around here (SW, z3). The nice thing about London is there are always even more ridiculously ruinous house prices just down the road.

Grilledaubergines Wed 19-Apr-17 19:23:42

It looks a good size OP. It looks ex- local authority to me so hopefully ground rent and service charges will be at a reasonable level.

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 19-Apr-17 19:26:09

Did you have a thread about a flat above a shop in Kentish Town the other day?

Are you going to run all your properties past MN?

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