Work starts on the eagerly awaited new Foxtons office on Brixton Road

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Where are they going to store their cars?
     
  3. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    Any chance you can take a photo a day Ed to record the progress?
     
  4. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Why, do you have plans for them?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've got far better things to do thanks, but feel free to take on the job yourself if it's the kind of thing you're interested in.
     
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  6. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    :(
     
  7. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Ha, no. There was a bit of a kerfuffle about where they store them as far as I remember - they're company vehicles, which caused problems with CPZs and neighbourhood parking in other areas. There's hardly loads of parking around there at the moment, and 5 or 6 twuntmobiles aren't going to help matters.
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  9. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    There's the new temp car park round the back of the town hall - they could use that and pay like everyone else.

    Unless.....can businesses get parking permits to park in CPZs? Or is it just residents?
     
  10. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    I saw that last night - massive and yet completely empty.
     
  11. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I know foxtons have a reputation as particularly odious practitioneers in the black art of property but I can't help worrying that there will soon be a rash of estate agents all with their snouts in the trough, the big players are noticeable by their absence ATM I think and hopefully the main drag of Brixton will not become like Kennington and Clapham.
     
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The main drag is fucked. There's already 4 corporate mobile phone shops within 30m of the tube and a fifth is on its way.
     
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  13. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I find it hard to understand why there are so many, or rather why so many vendors use them. Most are idiots (as everyone knows) and it's not difficult to sell a property without an agent (and save a fortune).
     
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  14. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    True enough, let's hope it doesn't start spreading out then
     
  15. simonSW2

    simonSW2 Well-Known Member

    My poor father has been known to confuse Foxtons in Streatham for a generic coffee chain and has shuffled in, taken a seat on one of their gaudy fluro-chairs then tried to work out how to order a drink on more than one occasion.

    Their whole Aspirational Lifestyle Design schtick is nauseating, but I look forward to reading their promotional literature to see how many times they describe Brixton as 'vibrant'.
     
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  16. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    you need time though. I wouldn't have time to take calls from people, be there for appointments etc- and I wouldn't have trusted the Northerner to do it :D

    But we only went to foxtons (to buy not sell) when we were desperate, homeless and the third purchase had fallen through. And even then I regretted it - it was liking having a faintly dim stalker. At least four calls a day o the lines of 'Hello madam, I am calling from Foxtons in an area in which you have never show the faintest interest . We have a rabbit hutch that costs almost twice what you have to spend, when should I arrange your viewing?'

    cunts
     
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  17. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    yes, this

    I bloody hope Morleys survives and doesn't become debenhams or something
     
  18. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Most small towns are full of empty shops, totally dead town centres. You don't know you're born etc etc
     
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  19. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Lizzie sorts out the Brixton thread :D
     
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  20. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    You'll be telling us your public transport is crap next.
     
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  21. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    We did it by having a viewing session every Saturday - give them 20min slots - make sure there's a slight overlap so they can see there's competition - only need to clear up once a week ;-)
     
  22. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    bet your house was more desirable than ours... how many Saturdays did you have to do?
     
  23. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Can't remember but we had 4/5 offers. This was 2006 though.
     
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    But Brixton isn't a "small town". Brixton is part of Laaaandaaaahn and I imagine there's no shortage of shops that would like to open up on the main drag.
     
  25. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    pfffff.


    :D
     
  26. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Exactly: A cynic would sell through Foxtons, but never buy through them.
     
  27. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I think we've gathered I'm crashingly naive as well as single handedly ruining Brixton.

    Seriously though, do they get better prices/charge lower rates than others? WHY do people use them?
     
  28. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Because they bring in the Claphamites, for whom Brixton still seems relatively expensive. So they really can get you more money than Haarts. But they are still twats and I wouldn't use them.
     
  29. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Why buy through them? Either through naivety - or they have the house you want
     
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  30. fortyplus

    fortyplus smug git

    Just thinking about estate agents exacerbates my hypertension. Their whole business model, buying or letting, depends on people moving all the time, creating transient communities of rootless souls chasing an impossible aspirational dream built like the financial crisis on debts that can never be repaid. There's even one in Clapham that's actually called "aspire", which would be funny if the consequences of their victims missing the irony weren't so tragic for us all.
     
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