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j4
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Flat out
addedentry and I will very shortly be handing over an enormous amount of money in exchange for A REAL ACTUAL HOUSE subject to etc etc. This means that we will regretfully be leaving our lovely flat in Botley (ETA: that's Botley just outside the Oxford ring road, not Botley, Bucks!), which means that our lovely flat in Botley will be up for rent. If you're interested in taking it over, now would be a very good time to get in touch. :-)

For those of you who don't know / can't remember the details, here's a bit more information:

* First floor flat (above shops)
* Living room, kitchen (plus extra cupboard/room for fridge/freezer/storage), bathroom, master bedroom, three further rooms
* Balconies front and back :-)
* New double glazing throughout
* Unfurnished (except oven, washing machine, fridge/freezer & a couple of weird glass-fronted cupboards)
* Very convenient for shops - not just the ones underneath :) but full-size Co-op round the back as well
* Very convenient for buses (buses to station/town every 10 mins from literally outside the front door)
* Only 15 mins cycle from the station anyway

Rent is currently £795pcm -- the landlady may put it up but hasn't shown any signs of doing so since at least 2006.

Downsides:
* it is quite noisy at the back at certain times of day (viz. 6am when the lorries unload at Iceland, grrr)
* the decor is all a bit student-shabby
* the light on the (electric) hob doesn't work
* there's no TV aerial socket (this may not be a downside :-)

I can't think of any other downsides! It's an ace flat! We shall be sorry to leave it! Shout if you have any questions.

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pndc From: pndc Date: June 10th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's Botley, a mile or so from Chesham on the Metropolitan Line, right? We could be interested...
j4 From: j4 Date: June 10th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er, no, sorry! It's Botley just outside the Oxford ring road. I shall edit to clarify -- I thought most of my readers knew I was based in Oxford. I also didn't know there was a Botley, Bucks. :-}
bluedevi From: bluedevi Date: June 11th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
This is actually really tempting (I've never understood how your place manages to be so gigantic, and ours feels more cramped by the day), but after some discussion Dan decided he was put off by how it'd lengthen his commute. All I can do is recommend it heartily to others.

And good luck sorting out the new place!
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: June 11th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations.

(Though just a quick note that the 'subject to survey' stuff does sometimes kick in: we made an offer which we then withdrew after receiving the survey report. Though that's supposed to be what the home buyer's pack is about, if that applies.)
j4 From: j4 Date: June 11th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, we've already had and considered the surveys (the HIP was basically useless) -- just waiting for money to change hands now!
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: June 11th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Aha.

(I was making an assumption about what your 'subject to' actually was.)
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