My Kettering Quandry!

23 Jul

Today I was driving back from North to South and while on the A14 remembered there was a place going to auction in Kettering. As it was just a quick diversion I thought I would do a drive by. 

The property was a 2 bed terrace which was listed as a sale by mortgagees NOT in possession. That means they have the power of sale (as the person hasn’t paid the mortgage) but they have not actually evicted the owner or changed the locks…which means they don’t know if the property is occupied or not! Importantly, it also means there will be NO internal viewings as they do not have access.

It was a street close to town and looked in good condition.

I decided that I should check out the back. In retrospect, me on my own at 8 o’ clock at night going down a back alley and climbing over the garden wall may not have been the best idea….I managed to get some pics through the window of the kitchen. It looked pretty new…

Then I was looking through the dining room indow and suddenly I saw what appeared to be a sleeping bag S***!  Was the property lived in??!!

I made a sharp exit – bearing in mind I didn’t know if the property was occupied and I was currently in the back yard.

I still needed to know if the property was occupied so I knocked on the neighbours door and got chatting. She was lovely and invited me in to see the layout of her property. She was very helpful and made my mind up that I would bid for the property…

But I got outbid 😦


6 Responses to “My Kettering Quandry!”

  1. Jo King July 24, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    You are one Ballsy Lady Sam & I love following your ‘antics’!!! It’s refreshing (my family think I’m mad!!)


    • Sam July 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

      Now they know u r not the only one!

  2. paul fenton July 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    I also got outbid on this one far too much interest for my liking, I got a local friend to check it out as I live in the South East

    • Sam July 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

      What a small world Paul! What were u willing to go to?

  3. walkerfox July 25, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Lovin’ it Sam

    Your blog is going to be a regular daily visit for me now.

    I’ll give you a ring sometime this week for a catch-up

    • Sam July 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

      Glad u like it! Speak soon

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