Home Forums General Discussion Just moved in – a few questions, any help appreciated Re: Re: Just moved in – a few questions, any help appreciated


Hello Henry and welcome to the forum.  I hope you enjoy living at RQ. I am interested in what your benchmark for the number of properties for sale at the development at any given time is?  Its a difficult data set to pull so all I can offer is anecdotal evidence from experience.  We have 144 units, it is not unusual to see between 0 and 6 for sale at any given time.  Those that have recently been for sale have all been due to the owners having circumstances change that necessitated selling.  I think one could always fire in the brexit uncertainty as a possible contributor but again that would be anecdotal.

In answer to your questions:

1) One of my neighbors has removed all her storage heaters for thinner, instant convector heaters.  Aesthetically they are more pleasing, and the 'sales pitch' is they save money.  I am doubtful of the claim.  The trouble with any form of electrical heating is its about as efficient as it can be, its a technology unchanged for years.  Storage heaters simply contain very heavy bricks that take a long while to heat up and cool down.  Changing to a storage heater design with a thermostat may help with cost.  In my experience I generally only have my storage heaters on during the winter months.  From clock change to clock change as a rule.  However this year I admit to being late in being willing to turn them off.

2) My understanding is many people have changed energy supplier.  I think I looked about once and could not find a better deal than edf, so have stuck with that.

3) There are many examples of this being done about the development.  Moving non structural walls is unlikely to be refused, however freeholder consent is required as it has an impact on insurance.

4) I agree, I think some good quality b&w shots of the various docks / landmarks would go down a treat.  Only thing is I would think you would need 1 picture per stairwell landing.  So 4 per block, times 14 blocks and it starts to get a bit pricey.  I have had a nasty lot of unplanned capex costs to deal with so I do not know if the budget will accommodate.  How much do you think a framed picture would cost and what size should they be? 

All the best