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Alan de Enfield

Member Since 20 Oct 2010
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In Topic: Boat Depreciation/Appreciation

Yesterday, 08:43 PM

Yes it did rather!


I will make an offer tomorrow first thing. I guess they may reject it but hopefully no-one else will come in better than me...


Good luck, make your offer and stick to it, its still a fairly quiet time of the year and you don't need to rush.

Remember it'll cost you the thick end of £1000 for the survey which can be viewed as 'dead money'.

The survey will probably frighten you to death but that's his job - make you aware of anything that could be a problem, then he has identified everything in the event of a future problem. Use the faults identified as negotiating ammunition, but you cannot say "I need to repaint it because I don't like the colour" - that's a personal choice and not one that should be used for negotiating, the fact you want tartan  wallpaper is your 'fault' not the sellers.

In Topic: Public announcement in mag.

Yesterday, 07:19 PM

So why has Richard Parry been served a notice ?

In Topic: Public announcement in mag.

Yesterday, 07:02 PM

No idea but interested in the answer.

In Topic: Boat Depreciation/Appreciation

Yesterday, 06:07 PM

I'd suggest that its priced 'about right', I'd offer something like £37,500 and hope (expect) to end up at £40,000

If the survey finds £1000's of work that needs doing then you can try and negotiate it off your asking price.


Push to hard tho' and you may end up with "forget it" we will wait for someone else".


Depends on what its worth to you - did it shout out "BUY ME, BUY Me" ?

In Topic: Monitoring cruising patterns

Yesterday, 05:26 PM

................. It is the best way to ensure fairness in paying for a national asset enjoyed by a very large part of the population in one form or another.


Indeed - according to C&RTs 'creative accounting department' it is enjoyed by EVERY man, woman and child in the country something like 6 times (each) per annum.


C&RTs latest figures show that 500 people per day per mile visit the canals. That is for EVERY day of the year & EVERY mile of C&RT controlled canals irrespective of the time of year or the weather.

That's a million people per day visit the canals.


Charge them all £1 entry fee and money problems solved.