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  1. Hi Nikki I had seen this site previously but couldn’t find it I forgot what it was called, many thanks for this
  2. Hi wondering if anyone has been able to source companies that’s registered with the scheme and can do the work before deadline, we are looking at insulation in our attic room and some advice on what else we can have but not having much luck finding info, thanks
  3. My Ex-neighbour 2 doors down was a builder, he converted the basement into a gym and an office, the house had been sold twice now as a leasehold with no issues so Probably like you say we will pay an insurance which we would be happy to do. Agree just wished it was a more straight forward process Thanks for this , can I PM you for more advice?
  4. Hi I live in a mid terrace leasehold in Sheffield, there was over 600 years left on the lease when we bought over 12 years ago and we have a missing landlord indemnity, rent is £2.50 but we’ve never paid. Recently we’ve been looking at converting the cellar into useable space like utility and game room, the subject was brought up that we might need permission from the freeholder. I started looking into how I could buy the freehold but it seems to be a lengthy process and obviously there would be cost involved. What I’m wanting to ask is, if the landlord has been absent since the 70s, and work has already been done by previous owner like the attic conversion, am I safe to go ahead with the work (no digging down required) The more I look into this leasehold business the more annoyed I am with myself for how naive I was, thinking that a 600 year lease is “as good as a freehold” and “it’s very common in Sheffield”, But to find that potentially I can’t put a deck up without permission just seems ridiculous.
  5. There is a programme in Sheffield called Reach Up Group, PM me I’ll get you the contact details
  6. Hi looking for someone to repair some floor boards then lay carpet in our attic room recommendations please
  7. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/man-charged-over-rape-of-sheffield-woman-in-city-suburb-52986%3famp This is just up the road from where I live, don’t know how it could happen at 9:30 in the morning and no one was around?
  8. I agree. 15 year old, he was a teenage BOY who had not even taken his GCSEs. I have a 14 year old who goes to Meadowhead School, it is worrying.
  9. I used City twice recently, two very different experience. First driver on time, polite & pleasant. The second one had an attitude, seriously I didn't feel like a paying customer, but like he was doing me a favour. And he was doing 20mph as too busy scrolling and looking at news items on his tablet.
  10. Talking about books, years ago I came across a book called "feel the fear but do it anyway" by Susan Jeffers. Basically about feeling scared but not letting the fear stop you from doing what you want to do, I found it really useful during quite a miserable period of my life. I wouldn't rule volunteering out, but go for an organisation that can offer structured training and have reasonable expectations of you, otherwise it's difficult to motivate yourself to bother. Good luck..
  11. There's probably no harm trying gripe water, luckily I didn't need it but a few people (older) I know swore by it.
  12. Imagine what Sheffield would be like if we didn't have the two universities...
  13. Seems there's been an accident near Laycocks, don't know full details though.
  14. Life seemed much easier before this major bus change. I used to have a seat and didn't have to wait more than 5-6 minutes for a bus at 9am to take me from Abbeydale Road to the bottom of London Road. Guess I'm lucky I got on the bus at all because people two stops down waved at a bus that didn't stop being packed already. If my son missed his bus before he only had to wait 10 minutes for the next one, instead of over half an hour, unless he walked 10 minutes up the road to a stop that has a different bus. It's not the end of the world, but like I said, life was easier before this change.
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