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It makes my blood boil, when neighbours who have been very friendly for years, decide to buy their council house and then change completely over night.  From that moment onwards, they get to be snobbish and look down their noses at you as if you are from another planet!

Also, it's around about then that you start to have regular arguments over the kids and where they can play.  When the ball gets kicked over the fence accidentally theres a right argument.  Before they were home owners they used to join in and throw it back - it was all a bit of fun.

Kids play a bit of football for goodness sake so whats the problem?  Instead of being reasonable about it all, now they KEEP the ball and shout at the kids.

Then theres the possessive attitude towards parking spaces.  You park your car where you've always parked it, on the street where you live.  There aren't really allocated parking spaces with council houses, but here they come again, banging on the door and yelling abuse because apparently your car is in the way!

People who buy their council house What is it with those who buy their own home?

What is it with those who buy their own home?  Why do people turn overnight into completely selfish horrible people?  Owning your house, whether it is an ex-council property or not does not make you a better person.

They're just trying to show off and it has turned them into argumentative fuddy-duddys.

Get back to reality It's a council house after all even if you are well off enough to buy it!

By: Delboy


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collar

collar

They are still the same council-house folk, nothing wrong with that, salt of the earth mostly, however delusions of grandeur and a lack of sophistication make ugly bed-fellows - You can't after all, polish a turd - at best you can only roll it in glitter.
Are they really any different? after all if they miss a couple of payments on their house-loan or 'mortgage' as they prefer to think of it, they will soon find out who really owns the house To the other poster on here, 'Mr H' or whoever you really are, how can you afford taxi's and cinema trips on £7.28 an hour, and going out for meals and spending money in 'expensive shops' in order to be able to urinate in relative luxury? best grow a pair and join your comrades on the picket line. You are an insult to your class, its wrasse-like 'yes-men' such as your self that allow bosses to get away with paying the minimum wage, which as we know is barely adequate to subsist upon, let alone pay for that basic right, a roof over one's head. Stoke up a bit of fire in your belly, go on strike and stand proud along-side your fellow men.
This has been Collar, still limited to one post per day.
collar
21st Oct 14 19:59

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yvonne

yvonne

my neighbours bought their council house and have turned into lunatics, their favourite cry is ' this is private property you are JUST renting' they now make our lives hell with constant complaints. i had bought my house in another area and circumstances made me leave but it never entered our minds to turn into an a### just because we owned the property
yvonne
21st Oct 14 08:50

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not a snob

not a snob

I bought my council house not because I'm a snob but it was the easier way to get a mortgage and to maintain the home I live in to a better standard than what the council ( the cowboy culture of the council to repair their houses in a half a job cowboy fashion) do. I am neighbour that that doesnt leave rubbish on the street ,or let my kids annoying other people or play music at stupid time of the day or night as people do work different shift patterns, so is it much to ask people to be as considerate as my family are to the neighbourhood I live in, is it also snobby to ask people not to block the driveway I had build to house my car so I don't have to moan at kids kicking balls at it. what I have described is the neighbourhood I live in. I wish to move but I can`t get the market value of the house so I'm stuck with it. though the actions of inconsiderate ( a couple of families) neighbours. I ask all the moaning tenants who think that home owners are snobs would you tolerate this environment if you work shifts the answer I think would be no. no matter if your are tenant or home owner. being considerate as in manners cost nothing.
not a snob
26th Jul 13 14:08

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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I live in a council falt and do not earn enough money to save for a deposit and get a mortgage on it.
The standard griping that people who own their houses(both privately or previously council) go in for as regards council tenants renting and them being beneath them in some way is laughable.
Most of the neighbours in my block are good people, and help each other out with food, money for electric meters other bills if they need it and vice versa.
Its the householders who act scuzzy 1 because they act that way to anyone they can do it to and 2 they know you can't complain to the council about them that I find worst.
Its the tuppence ha'penny looking down on tuppence attitude that Delboy points out.
ahforfoulkessake
6th Jun 13 19:04

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Rich

Rich

Stop complaining because if you owned your house you wouldn't want kids to kick your fence would you? Now you don't care because you don't own it - simple as that. Try put yourself in your neighbour's shoes and think again. People who call other people snobs are often scum themselves.
Rich
14th May 13 11:06

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Margs

Margs

These people who seem to undergo a total personality change, overnight, when they stop being tenants and become Property Owners, Land Owners, Squires etc, are to be pitied - their social inferiority complex is definitely the largest part of their little suburban lives and they clearly value both themselves and other people in terms of what they own and not what they are.

They're undeniably anal - but that's their sad problem.............
Margs
29th Apr 13 14:19

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PJ

PJ

It's fair enough that, something you own, naturally you want to take care of and protect, and the change of attitude is understandable!! It's always been a very British thing to be almost snobbish about something you own but if you set out to alienate people, this is your own choice!! It's also that old-fashioned class barrier - I doubt that this will EVER cease to exist!! It's the way it is!! No amount and ranting and raving will change this!!
PJ
21st Jun 11 13:13

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Me too

Me too

Must get that new front door on as soon as posible.
Me too
29th May 11 18:50

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scholar

scholar

Snobs are pretentious prats. They behave as they do due to their own insecurities. I have met many of these "I am better than you" prats and have found most of them to be semi illiterate halfwits who have never achieved anything worthwhile in their lives. I knew two people, one was an accountant and the other was an office manager. Sadly they are no longer with us because when they lost their jobs and were unable to find positions of the same level, they ended up committing suicide. They did not take their own lives because of financial circumstances, it was because they considered themselves too superior to take a lesser position, true. The accountant even kept it from his wife for almost a year, he spent all their savings and took a loan out on their home so that he could still give the impression that he was an accountant. Sad....but his problem was that he was a snob....how pathetic are these people.
scholar
29th May 11 13:05

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Robssk855

Robssk855

I own an ex council house and I am not a snob , you should not generalise about people because of your own bad exreinces! you " get back to reality" Delboy, there are good and bad
neighbours in ever road in the country, council or private, and if a person works hard and finds
themselves with enough money to buy a house how can that be wrong?
Robssk855
17th May 11 15:51

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Scott

Scott

Sorry just to add to the original post, im sad that your neighbours seemed to change like that but I cant say it applies to all. My dad worked his backside off all his life, paid for a house for me an my mum in the divorce settlement meaning he himhels had to rent from the council for years, eventually he applied to buy that house and hes now able to decorate, convert and modernise everything to suit himself. Its a good thing to give us the option to buy but its also sad that it can change people that way.
Scott
22nd Apr 11 07:48

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Scott

Scott

Wow I didnt know there were such snobs in the world! Follies you seem to think you are of a better standard to other human beings but I can gaurantee you are the lowest of the liw with your old fashioned views! I really hope council tenants buy every house in your street just to teach you a lesson! Its people like you who deserve to be hit by the recession just to show you are not fit to lick theyre boots simply because you are a vile, narrow minded horrible person! And that goes for anybody who agrees!
Scott
22nd Apr 11 07:38

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Freddie

Freddie

I can't even be bothered to dignify you with a reasoned response. If I said today was Thursday you'd argue it.
Freddie
21st Apr 11 08:24

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Boblet

Boblet

Left behind Freddie? you could not leave anybody behind. There are people who hold a fundamental belief in Corpy/Council housing. It was built to give a proper home to folk, who in some cases had been bombed out of their own. It was not about money, it was a social thing. Thatcher encouraged greedy folk to jump on the band wagon. Some bought their parents homes & paid the council mortgage with the rent they charged mum & dad. They then sold the X corpy house on at a vast profit when the parent died. If you are one of those, so be it, I personally think it is disgusting. Believe me there are council tenants who have higher morals & social standards than you could hope to achieve with your views.
Boblet
20th Apr 11 15:45

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Freddie

Freddie

Connor, I think you've hit the nail on the head there. People who try to get ahead in this world are looked on poorly by those they leave behind. The option to buy their council house has been available to all. Those that didn't take the chance have nobody to blame but themselves. Sod them!
Freddie
19th Apr 11 20:22

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