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I’d love a van!
Enter every day apparently! Ends 13/1/20
I’d love a van!
https://app.nimbusmaps.co.uk/Lookup needs you to register to start using it but this initial level is free. It’s one of those sites that you’ll love if you’re nosey.
In it’s free format it allows you to see the land by titles. It gives the area of the parcel of land, Most useful is the title number which allows you to get documents from the land registry about ownership. Land registry costs you £3 and this site will get the reports for you but they charge more than the land registry.
The Land Registry search can be found here https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/eservices/FindAProperty/view/QuickEnquiryInit.do
But you need a house number and postcode, which isn’t always easy if you’re just mooching – and on the site I found the Nimbus link was recommending it for using for finding the owners of land to ask for permissions for metal detecting! So Nimbus is good for less easy to find properties – to track down that all important title number.
Nimbus also gives information about unregistered properties –
A red outline or red pin shows freehold titles.A green pin shows leases granted and registered with the Land Registry (term of 7 years or more). Numerous leases in a location are clustered together into a green spot with a number. Source of this data is the Land Registry,
These icons show the planning history of a postcode when planning is displayed. Specific properties with a planning history will be highlighted yellow in addition (switched on through the filters). Source: 427 council planning
In conclusion this site is great for nosey people, for those looking at the rightmove listings and wondering how which land is included with properties (Because strangely million plus houses don’t always show themselves off nicely on rightmove!)
Wondering how safe somewhere is?
I’m watching the planning meeting of my local council on youtube and they’re talking about a development and problems potentially with road accidents –
Which reminded me of this web site https://www.crashmap.co.uk/Search
It’s not cheery reading, but might be of interest to you if you’ve ever wondered how safe the roads are near you.
Not everywhere is lovely and quiet! Some places have anti-social behaviour problems.
There’s a government leaflet to help offer you advice on how to deal with this
One of the things they suggest is reporting via Crimestoppers.
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The Ring Stick Up Cam
I know lots of people locally have had one of these installed. It has caught loads of people on camera checking car doors and acting suspiciously. These video clips have been shared on social media as well as been passed to the police to try to ID the people breaking into cars.
It’s such a simple idea. Answer the door when you’re not actually able to get to the front door. So when you’re in the garden you can see who has turned up at the front of the house and tell them to come round to the back! Or avoid people you don’t want to see by having a look before you answer the door!
The video quality seems very good from the sample clips I’ve seen on my local area on NextDoor.co.uk
|Best For||Homes with or without existing doorbell wiring.||Houses or flats: for doors with an existing peephole.||Homes with or without existing doorbell wiring.||Homes with existing doorbell wiring.|
|Video Resolution||720p HD||1080p HD||1080p HD||1080p HD|
|Power Source||Battery or Hardwired||Battery||Battery or Hardwired||Hardwired using included transformer|
|Field of View||180° horizontal||155° horizontal||160° horizontal||160° horizontal|
|Installation||Install it yourself with included accessories.||Install it yourself with included accessories.||Install it yourself with included accessories.||Install it yourself with included accessories, professional installation transformer recommended.|
|Operating Conditions||Weather resistant, temperature range -20°C to 50°C||Weather resistant. Temperature range: Indoors: 0°C to 40°C. Outdoors: -20.5°C to 48.5 °C||Weather resistant, temperature range -20°C to 50°C||Weather resistant, temperature range -25°C to 48°C|
|Dimensions||12.65 x 6.17 x 2.21 cm||Outdoors: 9.73 cm x 4.70 x 1.93 cm Indoors: 12.2 x 5.74 x 2.95 cm||12.83 x 6.35 x 2.74 cm||11.43 x 4.67 x 2.03 cm|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz or 5 GHz|
|Infrared Night Vision|
|Interchangeable Faceplates||Coming soon|
|Motion Detection||Adjustable Motion Detection||Adjustable Motion Detection||Adjustable Motion Detection||Customisable Motion Detection|
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Tidying up your garden is important if you are trying to sell your house. The above links will take you to a wonderful gardening shop where they sell lots of tools and equipment to help you tidy your garden up. If you purchase through the link within so many days then I will receive a tiny amount of commission. This will help keep the site running and enable me to do more posts about lovely houses we’d all love to buy.
Kerb appeal sounds so obvious when you say it, but you are so used to seeing the front of your home that you might miss something obvious.
One lady I knew was selling her home and had ruthlessly decluttered and made it lovely inside, with exposed floorboards and nicely decorated lounge room and dining area but she’d missed the outside front garden completely.
It had rusty railings along the front and was a bit wild looking. Her husband set to re-doing the railings and she weeded the front. It looked so much better after a weekend’s work! She got the estate agent to retake the front photo and the house got more viewings and quickly sold after that.
If you’d like some help and suggestions on how to improve your house’s kerb appeal then add a comment below.
https://www.planttracker.org.uk/ is a website where once you’ve registered you can report Japanese knotweed.
It’s easy to register on the site. You do need a photo of the knotweed you’re reporting too.
I’d recommend you report any you find near you as it will encourage councils to take action where it’s on their land and reduce it’s spread.
I know there’s some on the brook near me and I will go and take a photo of it in the next few days and then report it! I had taken a photo when I’d originally seen it but it’s not very good so I’ll have another go.
I suspect this is a fairly new feature, but I haven’t spent a lot of time recently looking at sold prices.
The colour code relates to price.
It’s a nice feature, which in some areas will perhaps really highlight cheap streets! House prices is in the top menu option on the rightmove site. You can use a specific postcode, or a more generic part postcode.
You can increase the radius, narrow down years sold in, and the type and tenure (freehold or leasehold)
Why do people look at sold prices? To give them an idea of what it might cost them on roads where a house might not be currently available, to find out what their neighbours paid for their house and for finding out the differences a road can make!
Of course there’s lots of reasons why houses sell at different prices. A beautifully presented house might go for a good bit more than a shabby one; houses with bigger outside space might also sell for more than others on the same street. It’s a guide not a guarantee! Some people think estate agent valuations are really a promise of what you’ll get. However the housing market is incredibly fickle and if credit dries up and prevents people borrowing houses then prices drop. If a house has Japanese knotweed near it then it’ll also perhaps sell for less if the buyers realise, or the mortgage company is aware.