Friday, March 30, 2012

Bungalow Before Pictures

So there won't be too much to report in the coming weeks as I wait for the purchase to go through (touch wood). I have instructed a surveyor to do a homebuyers report which will hopefully be done next week. I went round to have another look at the place last weekend and took some pictures. One thing that struck me was that the bathroom was smaller than I thought and there is only just room to put in a small bath. The other options are to move the wall into the kitchen a bit to give more space but I am pretty sure it is a load baring wall. However, it still might be worth doing as there is enough room in the kitchen to take it and a bigger bathroom would be a big selling point and might be worth the extra cost. I will get some quotes as soon as I get the keys.
Lean-to off the back of the kitchen

Kitchen door from the lean to

Back of the lean-to

The lean-to off the lean-to!

back garden

Flat roof on the lean-to needs replacing

Kitchen

Main bedroom

2nd bedroom, electrics need insetting

Living room bay window to front

Fireplace in living room

door to kitchen

wetroom shower and sink

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Waiting Game

So it will likely be a waiting game for a while as the contracts start going through the solicitors. UK property transactions are notable for taking a long time and usually take at least 2 months. I am holding off getting my survey done until my buyers have done theirs just in case they decide to pull out for any reason.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Offer Accepted

So yesterday I had my offer accepted on a bungalow that needs modernisation. This is my second home modernisation project but my first bungalow and the first one I will have to live in while doing the work. I am hoping that the purchase will go through in 2 months so I can start work in May but these things tend to take on a life of their own so who knows what will happen!