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    Time to leave.

    No not from the forum.

    As some of you are aware I've been in the process of getting a Social Housing 1-bed flat.

    I have just recieved by email the official 'Offer of Housing' letter.

    The flat is mine - if I still want it after viewing.

    A video viewing that they have yet to send me.
    The keys will be in a key safe at the property, I'll get an access code once I've signed the documents (electronically) and paid a weeks rent in advance.

    So documents etc. need to be signed and a tenancy start date agreed.

    I'm debating whether to switch to UC, even though I don't have to as it's the same LA so HB is still payable if I don't want to migrate.
    But a two week benefit overlap, and a UC advance, may come in handy for advance rent and for moving.
    I'll have to think about timings etc. there.

    Busy days ahead, lots to think about and do.
    But first things first - Clebration time.
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

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    WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!

    Congratulations Nuke!

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    Wow, so pleased for you Nukecad, all your own space at long last. Hope it comes up to expectations when you physically view it.

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    Seen the video now.

    Very tidy and won't need decorating.
    Catpets I'm not so sure but think they were still drying out from shampooing.
    If not I've got a Vax carpet shampooer in this place, never used it and don't even know whos it is landlord says it's not his.
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    I don't suppose you know if the previous renter had animals?. Have you seen the front & back doors? Do they have cat flaps?

    The only reason I'm asking is when I went into a new rented home there were no carpets left but unfortunately she had a cat & once in looking around family's legs were bit to buggery by fleas. We have no idea how they survived in there because it was empty for a while before me with just concrete floors!

    I had to get it sprayed which I did & sent the bill to the people I was renting from before I put anything in there.

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    There is a no pets policy, and looking at the video (and what I saw outside last week) that's not a problem

    One of the guys working in there said it smelt a bit of cigatette smoke.
    I used to live in a pub, well before the smoking ban so no problem.

    I did notice that in the video there were quite a few air fresheners about so someone obvoiusly was concerned.

    Don't read this if you are delicate.
    TBH it's probably lingering dead body smell which not many recognise as such these days, HA workers certainly do but wouldn't say so to a new tenant.
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    That's good there are no pets allowed solves worrying about that one. And yes it could be the smoke smell or the poor tenant.

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    To be honest dead body odour wouldn't bother me, it can be got rid of over time. No doubt you will find out what happened to the previous tenant from neighbours once you move in unless you are already aware.

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    My wife & I moved in to a flat nearly two years ago & was the best decision we ever made. After forty four years in a three bed roomed house it was time for a change. Our previous house was far to big for us.
    The benefits are cheaper heating & water bills & a great community where we now live.
    We both wished we had moved a long time ago.
    Mind you the thought of ever moving again terrifies me, all that hassle of packing & moving, never again !

    I wish you well in your new home nukecad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus607 View Post
    all that hassle of packing & moving,
    My last move was literally 30 meters across the road and I carried everything with a bit of help.

    This one will be a massive trip of 600-700 meters , so most things can still be carried round, hopefully I'll have a week or two overlap.
    But I'm going to need some transport for heavier items.
    Seems a bit too short for a moving company or even a man-with-a-van, I'll sound out some acquaintences and maybe a few local charitable places.
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