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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:53 am 
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Having just moved from a sheltered home in North Lincolnshire. I'm amazed at the crass stupidity. Of the Lincolnshire company ONGO. Having notified them of our departure date. I was notified at the last minute. That ALL the new fitted carpets must be removed. Just in case a visitor/prospective tenant. Tripped over the fitted carpets. I was also told to remove the "Gripfast" carpet securing strip. Even though I pointed out. That this would "Trash" The under lying floor tiles. This has now been done. Leaving broken tiles everywhere. (Cheap plastic tiles) I also have to remove all blinds and curtains. Including the fitted and expensive louvered full width curtains. This means a potential trip hazard. At the entrance to kitchen and bathroom. It also means that. Any potential tenant. Will face a £1000 bill for carpeting. Before they can move, they're furniture in. Unbelievable waste and stupidity.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:05 am 
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Codger - Sounds like another bunch of little Hitlers. Distressing for the two of you and difficult for the next tenants.

What is your new home?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:53 am 
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Lingdale North Yorkshire. Sea at one side and North York Moors at the other.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:09 am 
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Sounds a lovely location, with plenty to explore.

Is your new home also sheltered?


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Not sheltered, but a long term rolling lease. It is beautiful and very quiet. Handy for places such as Whitby. Or Middlesbrough. And right in the North York Moors. The neighbours are incredibly friendly and helpful. The very opposite to North Lincs.


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Codger and Lady Codger - That's lovely !!!!


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Codger, my son had to do the same when he gave up his house to move in with his partner. He had to remove all window dressing , carpets and laminate flooring. The people who are in there now don't even have proper curtains at the windows. It looks like a sheet just hung across the window and they are up and closed all the time. Surely it would have been nicer for them to have proper vertical blinds on all windows. He was even going to leave a built in hob and oven which was only 6 months old but had to remove that too along with washer and tumble drier. What an absolute waste in my opinion


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Hey, Drmz !! How is you?

When I moved here all carpets, curtains, light fittings ... were left and I had done the same in my house. Makes sense. I got the feeling of the place and started thinking about changes only a couple of years later.

Codger - Are you all settled in and have you done some exploring?


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Lots of exploring. But lots of work. Moving furniture etc. And so far I've unpacked about thirty boxes. But only another twenty to go. Received a letter this morning. "have to be at the old house Monday morning, To let the gas inspectors in. So that they can carry out a safety check. HOW?. I live 100 miles away. And handed the keys in a week ago. So far. All the running about. Has cost over £130. And all because of the companies stupidity. Enough is enough.


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Tell them to get knotted Codger. You've given back the keys, it's their place now, not yours. It's up to them to let the gas men in...

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Too true. I don't have access any more, I would say. That the right hand, doesn't know what the left hand is doing. But I don't think. That the right hand, knows there is a left hand. However seeing that. I'm threatened with prosecution If they don't have access to carry out, the inspection. Perhaps a phone call, Just to protect my own back. :vomit: :vomit:


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sorry, I'm a little confused. What does "sheltered" mean in this context? Seems very wasteful ripping up the carpets etc

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CODGER THE CONFUSED wrote:
Perhaps a phone call, Just to protect my own back. :vomit: :vomit:


I would give them a call, to prevent a wasted gas engineer's visit. Sounds like your annual safety check expires very soon, they are on the case to inspect it and the system hasn't been updated to say you have moved out.


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Ciderman - 'Sheltered' accommodation is where people have their own separate bungalow, house or apartment, bought or rented, with a warden on site, so they can get help, if needed.

Often there is a common room where residents can meet and socialise and perhaps a restaurant.

Unfortunately, with an ageing population, many cynical and greedy individuals have seen a great opportunity to make as much money as possible, giving as little in the way of services, as they can get away with. Huge annual fees and all sorts of hidden tricks, as Codger described.


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Thanks Anya. Why on earth would they want the carpets blinds and curtains removed?

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Apparently some one viewing a property. Tripped over a rug. And was considering suing the organisation. So just to be on the safe side. I stuck a few large warning signs, all over the house. "Warning Trip Hazzard". :wow: :wow: :wow:


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Oh dear Codger, this sounds like a nightmare - you are well out of it. My unformed plan is something small to live out my days in, I am sure we have all had these thoughts at some time.


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Hi Codger - congratulations on moving to part of God's county. Lingdale and nearby Stanghow and Boosbeck etc,have an interesting history, being established to provide homes for the ironstone miners in the area. East Cleveland was an important source of the iron ore - and it was the discovery of this ore, which led to the establishment of Middlesbrough, which in common with other Victorian industrial towns grew at a very rapid rate. Not only are you right next to the moors, a mere few miles away from both the Whitby moor road and the coast road, it's dead easy to get to Saltburn by the Sea - and lovely little coastal villages like Staithes and Runswick Bay. A few months ago, my brother and I walked from Saltburn to Staithes, passing through Skinningrove. We left the car at Saltburn and got the bus back from Staithes, it was around 10 miles and we walked over Boulby Cliff, at 666 feet high, among the highest cliffs in England.
http://www.docbrown.info/docspics/cleve ... page19.htm
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Thank you "Stormy" For the information, and the fabulous pictures. Over the years. I've ridden/driven past the turn off to Skinninggrove. And never turned off. Now that I know better. It must be high on my list of priorities. Unfortunately. Mrs Codger is in a wheel chair. (Hopefully not permanently.) But a visit is called for soon. (I'll just unpack another 20 crates or so.) And then some serious exploring. Just to prove That there is life beyond Whitby. :wow: :sorry:


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Another surprise. A friend telephoned our landline at the old address. And it just wrung and wrung. Does this mean that the line is still currently available, and I'm paying the bill. Some time ago. I was with Sky. And my bill went through the roof. So I immediately called Sky. And was assured that this was correct. And it was the number of phone calls from this address. When asked What ? calls. I was given some numbers that I'd never heard of. We switched suppliers to B.T. And immediately. They queried the home number. It seems that I was paying some else's bill. As well as my own. So I will be calling them today. Another surprise. Just how clear the atmosphere is. The moon was brilliant last night. And it's curtains drawn this morning. Fabulous To be able to breathe again.


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Stormy wrote:
We left the car at Saltburn and got the bus back from Staithes, it was around 10 miles and we walked over Boulby Cliff, at 666 feet high, among the highest cliffs in England.

Crikey Stormy. How did you survive the fall! :smiles:

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High tide? :wow:


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oobydooby wrote:
Stormy wrote:
We left the car at Saltburn and got the bus back from Staithes, it was around 10 miles and we walked over Boulby Cliff, at 666 feet high, among the highest cliffs in England.

Crikey Stormy. How did you survive the fall! :smiles:

Ooby, That Is So Funny :clapping:

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oobydooby wrote:
Stormy wrote:
We left the car at Saltburn and got the bus back from Staithes, it was around 10 miles and we walked over Boulby Cliff, at 666 feet high, among the highest cliffs in England.

Crikey Stormy. How did you survive the fall! :smiles:

We went prepared. We had parachutes! :boo2:

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Well I'm back in God's county. But it takes some getting back into the swing. I washed the car yesterday. But forgot to make allowance for the water being so "Soft". Filled the bucket. Threw a couple of dollops of "Wash and wax". And set about washing. Once I'd moved the huge mountain of foam/bubbles. And found the car. It was really clean. Pity about the drive way though. But I'm sure that once it rains. The foam will go away. I should have known. After all. When I had a shower. And over did the shampoo and shower gel. I looked like "Frosty The Snowman" Still the water pressure here is tremendous. So I did manage. Another thing tough. When we lived in Lincolnshire. The dust is a problem. Being agricultural Every dry spell. You get all the dust off the fields. Comprises of dust, phosphates, nitrates etc. So my wife, who suffers from asthma. Was using an inhaler several times each day. It's so clear here. That she hasn't used it once, since moving here.


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