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Revenge ideas now we've given in to our money grabbing gazundering buyers

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MamaChris Fri 17-Oct-08 16:55:12

Now we've given in to the gazundering **s that are buying our flat, we are thinking of ideas for exacting petty revenge. Already suggested:
- ginsters pie to removal man = ginsters jobbie in toilet (no flush!)
- kippers behind bath panel
- remove any fixtures we aren't legally required to leave

we're also thinking of encouraging dog/baby to be sick between floorboards the day of the move

anyone for any more?

RubberDuck Fri 17-Oct-08 16:57:19

Well we left rats in our old place grin

(not intentionally, mind, but given that buyer had been a complete utter bitch throughout the process meant that I wasn't totally pro-active about calling in Rentokill the day before moving out...)

hanaflower Fri 17-Oct-08 16:58:31

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FimboGotAxed Fri 17-Oct-08 16:59:47

Take all the lightbulbs and leave no toilet roll

CarGirl Fri 17-Oct-08 17:01:50

don't bother cleaning

RubySlippers Fri 17-Oct-08 17:02:10

i guarantee they won't be happy

they have behaved terribly and karma/fate/whatever will bite their arses for it

youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:02:55

Prawns in the curtain poles is always a good one. Ooh, and scatter powdered milk on the carpets as you leave. After a few weeks it should start to smell of old milk.

Will go and think of some more. Am angry on your behalf, feckers!

themildmanneredjanitor Fri 17-Oct-08 17:04:35

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youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:04:55

Hmm, no curtain poles... Then shove prawns into any gap you can fit them - between floorboards, behind cooker etc.

MamaChris Fri 17-Oct-08 17:05:16

if we do any of these things, can they sue, do you know?

we'd like to stay within letter of law, but right now consumed with anger

MadameCastafiore Fri 17-Oct-08 17:06:04

Take every fucking thing that isn't screwed down or in the particulars - light bulbs, loo seats, toilet roll holders, lamp shades, everything you can reasonably get away with.

And hide nuts in the loft and in the flowerbeds so squirrels get in and dig around.

Take beading from around units in double glazing and pierce spacer bar sealant with pin so all the units go misty.

Tear holes in mastic around bath and shower so they have leaks when bathing or showering.

Go to pet shop and buy a few dead mice for feeding your pet snake and leave under floorboards or at back of cupboards.

Gosh sorry am getting a bit carried away!

RubySlippers Fri 17-Oct-08 17:06:07

IF you do this, you may feel better for a bit

BUT if they are the sort of people who behave terribly and have the balls to gazunder then they may well pursue you if you damage stuff or leave a stinky nappy in the house etc

it really isn't worth it IMHO

MamaChris Fri 17-Oct-08 17:06:59

prawns behind cooker - they'll heat up nicely!

think there's something we signed that said we would leave bulbs in all light fittings.

MamaChris Fri 17-Oct-08 17:08:39

they'd pursue us for forgetting a stinky nappy?!? on what grounds?

youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:08:56

They buy the house "as seen" don't they? Therefore if they didn't notice certain things that could easily have been there already (inc all MC's suggestions and things like milk powder) it's tough.

Buyer beware <evil cackle>

expatinscotland Fri 17-Oct-08 17:09:09

um, they can sue you if you willfully damage the property.

gazundering is not nice. it's a practice that should have long been illegal.

but the only way a person gets away with it is if the vendor agrees to the lowered price.

youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:10:06

Yeah, light fittings have to be left due to the safety aspect - bulbs depends on contract.

RubySlippers Fri 17-Oct-08 17:10:13

i got a VILE letter from the people we sold our house to because we took a wheely bin even though we were told to by the council

maybe they won't pursue you for a nappy but if you take light bulbs or damage fixtures and fittings that are in the signed contract they may have grounds!

youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:11:50

They would have to prove the damage was done intentionally. I love the idea of piercing the spacer bar sealant as it would only go misty after they're been there a while.

BetteNoire Fri 17-Oct-08 17:12:07

I agree with the 'take the moral high ground' approach.


Honestly, just move, settle in, and forget about the buyers.

"Leave it mate, they're not worf it!" grin

MamaChris Fri 17-Oct-08 17:12:38

ok. so no willful damage. but "forgetting" to flush a toilet, or not being able to clean sick that's fell between floorboards, or a spill of powdered milk, that's not willful damage, is it?

youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:13:14

Oh, don't listen to all the sensible people!

It'll make you feel much better - even if it's just plotting your revenge. grin

MamaChris Fri 17-Oct-08 17:15:51

we're not nasty people. we probably won't do half/any of what we're thinking. but just fantasising about it is tonic to get through another weekend of worry. so, please, keep the ideas coming.

youknownothingofthecrunch Fri 17-Oct-08 17:16:35

Don't forget just how impossible it is to get glitter out of a carpet.

FimboGotAxed Fri 17-Oct-08 17:18:47

Pile as much rubbish as you can in the bins, so they can't use them until bin day.

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