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    #16
    Originally posted by Poolboy View Post
    well I am a bit of soft touch LL as if it were mine I'd probably try & get half paid by T, half by me. If unsuccessful I'd probably just pay.

    Call me Mr Generous but I'd look at the cost of a months void of the property in comparison to the refurb work. Also, most family houses have family cars so the problem would only repeat itself next time round.

    Sadly my Ts don't respect my generosity & usually change each year but at least the place is kept in good condition & relets immediately. Voids are my potential biggest cost & make the carpets, painting, sofas etc look like bargains.

    Just my thought & up to now a unique one!
    I must be the equivalent soft touch tenant, in the last 2 houses we have rented we have spent a lot of money on someone elses property, with permission of course. Fortunately we want somewhere to make our home not just somewhere to live, so if this means paying for something we will.
    Unfortunately our last LL proved to be uninterested in looking after his property or spending money on necessities, we were told it would be a very long lease so we did things in the house accordingly..............he lied!!

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      #17
      red jude - if renting makes you so unhappy and costs you so much, why not buy?
      Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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        #18
        I'm still hurt that my 'tunnel under the road' suggestion was brushed aside so lightly.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          #19
          Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
          red jude - if renting makes you so unhappy and costs you so much, why not buy?
          Been there done that, too old, hubby had to have an emergency double bypass!

          We choose to live in a house rather than a smaller property, I need an office at home as I do alot of work at home therefore its expensive.

          I find it strange that if I want to spend my money on someone elses property with their permission its frowned upon. But reading the posts on this forum are certainly an eye opener, I just want to live in peace and quiet and if theres a problem with the house I expect it to be resolved.
          I don't want to put up with any crap, why should I?

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            #20
            Originally posted by red_jude View Post
            Been there done that, too old, hubby had to have an emergency double bypass!

            We choose to live in a house rather than a smaller property, I need an office at home as I do alot of work at home therefore its expensive.

            I find it strange that if I want to spend my money on someone elses property with their permission its frowned upon. But reading the posts on this forum are certainly an eye opener, I just want to live in peace and quiet and if theres a problem with the house I expect it to be resolved.
            I don't want to put up with any crap, why should I?
            Signing up for a property without checking that it meets your needs is not the same as being forced to 'put up with crap'. Nobody is suggesting that you should have to accept substandard accommodation, but to be honest, your catalogue of complaints and perceived injustices (about this tenancy and your previous ones), are beginning to make you sound like a rather demanding sort of tenant and not the sort who wants to live in peace and quiet at all!

            I'm afraid that, for a number of good reasons, it is not normal for Ts to make alterations to their LL's property - so if your LL is not interested in your gateway-widening plan, you will either have to put up with the gateway as it is, buy a Smart car/bicycle, or move house when you can.
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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              #21
              I suppose I need things to be right, sudden unexpected setbacks in life make you look at things differently.

              The gateway in this house is not something I would move out for if it wasn't
              changed, it started as a question asking others what they would do, Im not demanding it be changed just that I thought wrongly that the house came with a garage and drive I could use.

              I have made no complaints to the LLs.

              I once had a Smart car, it was a loan car when I had a SLK, quite frankly I wouldn't have one free, I currently have a bike on Ebay as hubby has decided he isn't able to ride one after all.

              So I guess I'll keep parking outside the drive, but I'm glad I found this site, its been most entertaining, theres a whole new set of different people out there, cheers!

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