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scooterscot
23rd July 2008, 10:58
Apart from the tax advantages, me and the mrs are both considering the idea - after a recent trip to one of the neighbouring islands and the sunshine we're both quite keen on the idea now. She likes gardening I like sailing, I think it's a win win situation - open market houses seem to be same price as in this city, so what's against it?

sasguru
23rd July 2008, 11:05
You'll turn into an in-bred knob-end?

TheBigYinJames
23rd July 2008, 11:06
You'll turn into an in-bred knob-end?

He's in Edinburgh, he can take it.

scooterscot
23rd July 2008, 11:07
He's in Edinburgh, he can take it.

Capital - arf arf

Alf W
23rd July 2008, 11:08
Isn't there some sort of requirement to have a certain amount of reasonably liquid assets available (ie not property) before you can become a resident.

Other than that, it's a pretty small rock to be stuck on.

milanbenes
23rd July 2008, 11:23
scooter,

even on your rate, tiny houses seem very expensive...

http://www.guernseyproperty.com/viewproperty.asp?gs=PROPERTY+QUICK+SEARCH&pref=Any...&pmx=0&b=Any...&p=Any...&t=buy&Submit=Search


search for 'open market' properties...

Milan.

DimPrawn
23rd July 2008, 11:30
Don't you need to be a descendent or relative of a local to be allowed to live and work there?

Can't imagine there are good transport links and god it must feel small and isolated on a tiny rock.

scooterscot
23rd July 2008, 11:41
scooter,

even on your rate, tiny houses seem very expensive...

http://www.guernseyproperty.com/viewproperty.asp?gs=PROPERTY+QUICK+SEARCH&pref=Any...&pmx=0&b=Any...&p=Any...&t=buy&Submit=Search


search for 'open market' properties...

Milan.

Mrs scooter has her eye on (http://212.50.188.106/cgi-win/vebra.cgi?details1?src=agent&PropertyCode=1093001/BELVA/12842/1)

scooterscot
23rd July 2008, 11:43
Don't you need to be a descendent or relative of a local to be allowed to live and work there?

No. Open market houses are available to anyone.



Can't imagine there are good transport links and god it must feel small and isolated on a tiny rock.

Numerous flights to the UK and mainland Europe everyday

snaw
23rd July 2008, 11:45
Mrs scooter has her eye on (http://212.50.188.106/cgi-win/vebra.cgi?details1?src=agent&PropertyCode=1093001/BELVA/12842/1)

What's a vine house? (As in 2 Recept Rms + Vine House)?

scooterscot
23rd July 2008, 11:46
What's a vine house? (As in 2 Recept Rms + Vine House)?

Somewhere you can grow la plonk...

Moscow Mule
23rd July 2008, 11:53
What's a vine house? (As in 2 Recept Rms + Vine House)?

A greenhouse.

milanbenes
23rd July 2008, 11:54
exackery,

when a house is in the 1,2mln gbp price range, the green house is no longer the green house, but the vine house

Scooter, hats off to you, you must be a very rich man


good luck to you


Milan.

EternalOptimist
23rd July 2008, 11:56
exackery,

when a house is in the 1,2mln gbp price range, the green house is no longer the green house, but the vine house

Scooter, hats off to you, you must be a very rich man


good luck to you


Milan.

if a greenhouse becomes a vinehouse
what does the sh 1 t house become ?




:rolleyes:

Moscow Mule
23rd July 2008, 12:15
if a greenhouse becomes a vinehouse
what does the sh 1 t house become ?




:rolleyes:

The compostarium.

DodgyAgent
23rd July 2008, 12:19
Apart from the tax advantages, me and the mrs are both considering the idea - after a recent trip to one of the neighbouring islands and the sunshine we're both quite keen on the idea now. She likes gardening I like sailing, I think it's a win win situation - open market houses seem to be same price as in this city, so what's against it?

Moving to the channel Islands is otherwise known as long term euthenasia

EternalOptimist
23rd July 2008, 12:20
The compostarium.

:eek:

put one of my compost logs on yer garden and you are looking at a barren, blighted wasteland for a thousand years

scooterscot
23rd July 2008, 21:35
Scooter, hats off to you, you must be a very rich man

good luck to you


Milan.

Er Thanks, but not as wealthy as implied though. Would still have to borrow albeit only a fraction and then income is still required.

On the other hand this place (http://www.primelocation.com/uk-property-for-sale/details/id/SPEH_EDN080165) in Kingdom of Fife is also appealing, similar price though... might not break the bank as much as above.

I have a dream hoouse pictures taped to the inside of the wardrobe door to remind me why I do what I do....

Scooter

NickFitz
24th July 2008, 02:27
Mrs scooter has her eye on (http://212.50.188.106/cgi-win/vebra.cgi?details1?src=agent&PropertyCode=1093001/BELVA/12842/1)

Bad news - AtW moved in yesterday :(

milanbenes
24th July 2008, 08:41
scooter,

that is a beautiful place.

What are you expecting the heating costs to be on that place near Stirling ?

You can be our member of the landed gentry - along with Scotspine, software to the gentry.

Milan.

ThomasSoerensen
24th July 2008, 08:46
what's with the horrible interior of all the houses?

Are they meant to be gutted and restored on the inside?

DimPrawn
24th July 2008, 08:48
what's with the horrible interior of all the houses?

Are they meant to be gutted and restored on the inside?

I doubt Llewellynn what's his face, or them two gays have reached Guernsey yet.

Platypus
24th July 2008, 09:13
Apart from the tax advantages, me and the mrs are both considering the idea - after a recent trip to one of the neighbouring islands and the sunshine we're both quite keen on the idea now. She likes gardening I like sailing, I think it's a win win situation - open market houses seem to be same price as in this city, so what's against it?

I'd move to Alderney in a flash if I could. Best of luck!

scooterscot
24th July 2008, 10:43
What are you expecting the heating costs to be on that place near Stirling ?


Family members got me looking at bore hole technology, there a company here who specialise in the business. Large initial outlay of course; have even considered installing in the house in town as we have an old back boiler system that's getting the bucket soon...

scooterscot
24th July 2008, 10:44
Are they meant to be gutted and restored on the inside?

you bet...

DimPrawn
24th July 2008, 10:45
Family members got me looking at bore hole technology, there a company here who specialise in the business. Large initial outlay of course; have even considered installing in the house in town as we have an old back boiler system that's getting the bucket soon...

Large being about £10,000

I'll stick to gas thanks.

scooterscot
24th July 2008, 10:47
I'd move to Alderney in a flash if I could. Best of luck!

Herm is for sale your's for £15m...

Was in sark last week lovely little place took horse and cart around to the other side of the island (the only form of transport available) feels like going back 100 years, peaceful, sunny, nice people...

DimPrawn
24th July 2008, 10:48
Herm is for sale your's for £15m...

Was in sark last week lovely little place took horse and cart around to the other side of the island (the only form of transport available) feels like going back 100 years, peaceful, sunny, nice people...

Wot, no immigrants?

scooterscot
24th July 2008, 10:48
Large being about £10,000

I'll stick to gas thanks.

Annual utility bill set to be £1600 soon, I'll break even in 6 years then :O)

scooterscot
24th July 2008, 10:49
Wot, no immigrants?

There were a few French folk...