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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension
Posted by: James Holmes-Siedle
Date/Time: 04/06/15 13:53:00

Andy,

I have lived by them, in them, on them - for more than 25 years!

I agree it breaks down when no one talks to each other - I have never done one where the client has then sold - ironically I tend to work for people who want to live in the end result. However, what I have noticed is that in the majority (there are notable exceptions) the neighbours start with a stance of objection, even when my clients offer to pay (in some instances some considerable sums) to improve parts of the neighbour's property where they adjoin. The objections continue and my clients in the end lose patience and neighbourliness.

I agree that there is a change in the me, me, me attitude and don't like it, but also an appreciation that moving is as expensive (if not more-so) as redevelopment. It is cost effective to stay in an area you like and mold your environment rather than constant moving to try to find a bigger house.

But I also know, where the neighbours have been supportive of their neighbours there has been a much better outcome.

Always worth a try!


James


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Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 14:10:00 Patti Lampard
   Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 14:32:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 14:51:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 14:56:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 15:08:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 15:12:00 Gregory Turner
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 15:16:00 Adrian Irving
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 15:47:00 Bernard Allen
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 16:08:00 Adam Beamish
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 16:44:00 Bernard Allen
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 16:49:00 Adrian Irving
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 17:04:00 Mark Perry
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 17:21:00 Andy Pease
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 17:28:00 Philippa Bond
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 17:39:00 Andy Pease
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 17:31:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 17:35:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 21:24:00 Lucy Chambers
      Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension03/06/15 22:45:00 Mark Perry
         Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 00:09:00 Lucy Chambers
         Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 06:26:00 Adrian Irving
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 07:07:00 James Holmes-Siedle
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 07:19:00 John Southey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 09:31:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 10:29:00 Bernard Allen
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 13:53:00 James Holmes-Siedle
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 14:20:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                        Re:Creating a Basement Extension04/06/15 19:35:00 Bernard Allen
                           Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 10:59:00 Andrew Welford
                              Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 11:31:00 Adrian Irving
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 12:16:00 Will Watson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 12:38:00 Adrian Irving
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 13:09:00 Andrew Welford
                           Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 13:46:00 James Holmes-Siedle
                              Creating a Basement Extension05/06/15 15:17:00 Joy Griffiths
                              Re:Re:Re:Creating a Basement Extension13/06/15 16:12:00 Patti Lampard

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