walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 20:42
So, I'm thinking of entering this competion. Clearly as much chance of winning as me getting an Olympic gold medal, but I keep reading that these 'amazing' houses have issues. Eg one has been massively flooded and another is so close to the cliff edge that it might be uninsurable and when it falls the owners will have a massive clear up bill. The current one is in Finsbury Park and I've even been sad enough to streetview it. Can't see any obvious issues, so why is it an OMAZE house? Please enlighten me!
Ilinknot · 02/01/2023 22:07
From that Rightmove link, I lived right next to the current London one (many moons ago).
It's a bit of an odd area, most of the (once huge) houses have been subdivided into lots of flats so more of a renting sort of population. The secondary school next to it is fine but super noisy as break and start/finish times in only the way a thousand school kids can be! Plus the area around Finsbury Pk station is as dodgy as ever.
I wouldn't put the area in the top 20 bits of the borough of Islington alone and I'd be amazed if it was worth anything like they are claiming!!
LindorDoubleChoc · 02/01/2023 22:09
That rear extension on the London house is fugly as hell! Really horrible. But sadly quite the norm in London these days. You have streets and streets of beautiful Victorian terraces in London which look so beautiful from the front and, the ones that have been extended, absolutely hideous from the rear. Such a shame.
ShyMaryEllen · 02/01/2023 22:12
walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 21:50
And if you win you have 96 hours to respond. So less than a week
They say they contact you via email and telephone if you win.
I suppose they have to be careful about fraud or money laundering, but I don't see how it can be legal to take your money and then refuse to let you win, unless they published a clear warning that you can't enter under certain circumstances.
walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 22:13
It's also not too far from Emirates which I suppose would mean very noisy, lots of people parking on the road, and drunk people on match days. Which I suppose some people could manage but I don't think I could. So, I've decided not to enter haha!
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