Vandalism of Period Features

Vandalism of Period Features

16:18 PM, 10th January 2017, About 6 years ago 34

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avocadoJust bought an untouched house built in 1980 which I intend to let. The agent tells me the bathroom suite MUST go.

He assures me that no-one will want to occupy a property with green patterned tiles (100% coverage) and matching avocado suite and vanity unit thingy.

I’m having a big problem with this because its immaculate. It puts me in mind of the sixties when people were getting rid of ‘ghastly’ panel doors & iron fireplaces etc.

What’s the consensus of opinion?

Vote now!

Please put me out of my misery.


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15:24 PM, 13th January 2017, About 6 years ago

I also, have a 'period' avocado suite and I've always been loathed to get rid of it as its far better quality than the plastic rubbish now! However, a tenant cracked the cistern and I've left it that way, I started off 'keen', now not so, but 'never' has the flat been turned down because off it! In short, just leave it and see how you go as it may end up covered in cigarette burns anyway!

Joe Armstrong

17:05 PM, 13th January 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jack Ass" at "13/01/2017 - 15:24":

Well, with your comments and my gut instinct I'm probably going to keep it. Thanks!

Harry Chunk

9:49 AM, 14th January 2017, About 6 years ago

I like them and indeed I had one myself years ago. However I wouldn't replace it for tenants if it was immaculate as it will cost a lot to replace and you are only receiving rent of £400 per month. On a practical nature if you live in a hard water area it will be a nightmare to keep clean and show limescale and water stains very easily as all the coloured bathroom suites did. For that reason it probably won't stand the test of time with tenants.

Jonathan Clarke

20:45 PM, 18th January 2017, About 6 years ago

My purple carpet story

I completed on a deal . Showed the prospective tenant around. The second bed room had a 1970`s orrible worn bright purple carpet ribbed in places and frayed at the edges. I entered the room and naturally said I would of course replace the carpet. £150 it would have cost me . They finished their viewing and whispered in a corner before approaching me .

They then said - We like the place Mr Clarke but would it be possible if you didn`t replace the carpet. I look puzzled and asked why ? - Well they said the colour will go perfectly with our 5 year old dolls house and she simply loves it . Erm er sure I said thinking why didn't i just shut my mouth rather trying to spend £150 unnecessarily . Peoples tastes vary tremendously. Don`t spend money when you don`t have to

Moral of the story - Let the tenant decide. They often surprise you

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