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critique this flat please.

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Helenluvsrob Wed 28-Oct-15 11:07:42

Be honest!

Looking to part buy this with DD. Viewing today. I can't really see past having your kitchen and and bathroom in what look like sheds! Am I being daft and this all we can realistically get for the budget?

What I am really hoping to do is avoid loosing money if we sell again after maybe 3yrs ( or worse still end up with an unsellable flat).

DD has been and likes it, location is OK etc . Part of me thinks it's up to her, but with the caveat that neither of us wants to loose money!

IguanaTail Wed 28-Oct-15 11:08:14

Can't see it

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 28-Oct-15 11:09:03

Um.... Is there a link grin

I need to see the shed kitchen!

Helenluvsrob Wed 28-Oct-15 11:17:25

www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/36560864?search_identifier=6f7964d61c0e4781bb3f93b26b9204a0#kBQEoXSH2MVBuZTF.97

Will help smile

overthemill Wed 28-Oct-15 11:20:48

Why on earth do you say the kitchen is in a shed when it's in a perfectly normal one storey extension ( probably old outside loo but absolutely normal). It seems very nice but you'd have to view it. Why are you helping out? Nottingham is really cheap so you just need to look at resale - talk to range of agents

ImperialBlether Wed 28-Oct-15 11:23:27

It looks like a nice flat, in good condition. I see what you mean about the sheds, but they're just an extension, aren't they? Plenty of people would own the whole house with an extension like that.

I would think it's a win-win regarding the cost. You'll always be able to rent it out, because of the condition it's in.

AnthonyPandy Wed 28-Oct-15 11:23:33

The only thing I don't like is the fact it has no privacy, the back area looks like communal parking. Otherwise, the flat is lovely.

KnockMeDown Wed 28-Oct-15 11:23:45

Hmm, decor is nice, and those are not what I was expecting when you said sheds. But the layout is not ideal - the bedroom and bathroom are a very long way from each other! And having all the rooms link off each other is not great either.

ImperialBlether Wed 28-Oct-15 11:25:39

I'd probably go for this one though - sounds like there's really good rental potential and there are two bedrooms.

Thurlow Wed 28-Oct-15 11:25:54

Perfectly normal extensions there. It's a nice flat.

SwedishEdith Wed 28-Oct-15 11:28:20

Pretty standard for the ground floor of a terraced house. Clearly, the front room is now a bedroom but not sure you could have another workable layout. I'm not sure what you're worrying about.

Helenluvsrob Wed 28-Oct-15 11:33:49

Imperial love the house but she's not a driver and its a loooong way by bus to the places she needs to be.

Thanks team I shall go with a more positive mind now. Feedback later!

IguanaTail Wed 28-Oct-15 11:35:23

It's nice!

Helenluvsrob Wed 28-Oct-15 11:38:24

Oh no! 1st flat of much lovedness is back on the market

www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/flats/1-bedroom/nottingham/?beds_min=1&property_type=flats&price_min=60000&q=Nottingham&beds_max=1&new_homes=include&include_shared_ownership=true&is_retirement_home=false&search_source=facets&radius=0&page_size=&pn=4

Wonder why it fell through with the person that was willing to bid rather higher than we did ( i think we got to 78 and they said minimum 83, so I assume the accepted bid was higher or the estate aged lied?)

Concern there being the no window in bedroom situation ...

BasinHaircut Wed 28-Oct-15 11:42:22

The extension looks normal, not shed-like. In a good condition, no work needed.

Agree layout isn't what is like either in regards to bedroom and bathroom proximity but not a deal breaker.

My only concern would be access. Do you have to walk round the back to a secluded area to get in the front door? If so, is it at least well lit?

PrimalLass Wed 28-Oct-15 11:43:25

I like the first one. Have a look at the plumbing outside to see if it would be possible to put an en suite into the bedroom.

BasinHaircut Wed 28-Oct-15 11:44:52

Don't like that one TBH. Although there is a window in the bedroom, it's small though!

wowfudge Wed 28-Oct-15 11:45:33

Are you sure there's no window in the bedroom? The floor plans show that there is, it's behind where the photographer is standing. Those two offers are a hell of a lot less than the asking price.

SeveredHeadsDragOnTheFloor Wed 28-Oct-15 11:50:15

The firs one you linked to looks fine. I don't much like the exterior but inside its fine.

I don't know which one the second one you're talking about is.

Helenluvsrob Wed 28-Oct-15 11:51:20

www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/37960419?search_identifier=81c0f537a94312f805070739d96b4ff8#sAuCHgTqmAzZqrXH.97

Is the correct link for the 2nd flat. I'm rubbish at this! The offers are below the asking but the last ( larger) 1 bed to sell sold for 77 less than a year ago, and its been on the market now for 9 months..... and this is the 2nd sale ( that we know of) that's fallen through. Message from agent is that they ( we think it's a company) are just going to rent till they get the asking price, so I think it's not for us.

BasinHaircut Wed 28-Oct-15 11:54:01

I don't like that one either! And 2 sales falling through suggests the survey is showing something being wrong with it.

wickedwaterwitch Wed 28-Oct-15 11:57:08

They both look quite dark and I'd be wary of the fallen through sales too

PrimalLass Wed 28-Oct-15 12:10:07

I could not sleep in a room with no window.

Thurlow Wed 28-Oct-15 12:10:12

I can't work out where the window is in the bedroom in that second one. I can see the attraction, but to me the 1st one is the nicer flat.

SeveredHeadsDragOnTheFloor Wed 28-Oct-15 12:24:56

Hmm... I do kind of like the second one but, according to the floor plan, the bedroom seems to have a door leading outside...?

It is very very dark given the photos are meant to be showing it off.

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