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Just read an article about a couple who bought a house that backs onto a busy dual carriageway. They then complained it was too noisy.

What’s the worst surprise you’ve encountered when buying/renting your home?

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https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/14/coleshill-woman-who-moved-next-to-busy-a-road-insists-shes-not-stupid-14407361/?ito=article.tablet.share.top.link

HappyTravels
a month ago
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TheChimp
TheChimpa month ago
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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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a month ago
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BlueEyesX
BlueEyesXa month ago
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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

Buying a house is probably the biggest purchase we will ever make, so you have to do your homework. This couple obviously didn’t and now expect the council to bale them out.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

I think the woman is stupid she's knew what she was buying and now she doesn't like it oh well move then

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

She said I’m not stupid 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

She clearly states in the article that she knew it was a busy road, so surely she knew it would be noisy! I wouldn't buy a house next to a busy main road, mainly due to our dog and son, but if I did I would know that it was going to be noisy in advance!

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TheChimp
TheChimpa month ago

MrsCraig She visited it 3 times before buying, but says that the road noise wasn't too bad at the times 🙄

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

TheChimp I know, I wonder if she visited at different times? She should have visited when the road would be very busy and therefore be very noisy. I just don't get how she didn't realise it would be noisy, its next to a dual carriageway.

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

TheChimp she was more wrapped up about the house and wasn’t paying attention to her surroundings. Her mind blanked the noise I feel. Then when she settled in then relaxing in her garden then thought... I can hear a car.

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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

We rented for six months, a 3 bedroom house with no front garden, we soon came to realise that the road outside was used as a short cut for large lorries, the bed used to shake with the vibrations at 6 am waking us up.

It was something you would have known until you lived there.

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

beccatavender I remember as a kid I lived by the railway line. At night they normally sent the trains with tankers down. That made the house shake. We had a traffic light outside to. In the garden I would wave at the driver to get them to toot the horn.

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ACR
ACRa month ago

I used to live next to a busy road. You get used to the noise after awhile. I was more concerned with air pollution levels.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa month ago

We always do our homework thoroughly before buying a property, we didn't buy one because it has a caravan park next door which, we thought, could have been sold and turned into 'anything else'.

Sadly I can believe that people do complain about things that they must have known would/could cause a problem. People often move to the country and then complain that it is dark (unlit - no street lights) they don't like the fact that people (in tractors) are up early making a noise, that cattle f*rt and do what nature intended etc....

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

My mate lived next to one. You got used to the noise. You couldn’t really hear anything in the house. I stayed there loads as a kid. It’s not as bad as you think. However Them buying a house then saying it’s noisy makes me wonder why they bought the house next to a dual carriage way? Then complain. Doesn’t sound like they did their home work. Not sure what they was expecting.

In a few years it will be quieter with more electric cars.

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