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Old Jan 8th 2008, 7:44 pm
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I just wondered if people had any tips on the best way to find someone reliable to look after a house while I am not there. Now the workman have all gone I need someone to look in on the place and give it an air. At present this is being done by the agents who oversaw the building work but it seems expensive and someone doing it locally may be better value.

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Old Jan 8th 2008, 7:49 pm
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I just wondered if people had any tips on the best way to find someone reliable to look after a house while I am not there. Now the workman have all gone I need someone to look in on the place and give it an air. At present this is being done by the agents who oversaw the building work but it seems expensive and someone doing it locally may be better value.

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Search the many English newspapers in your area in the services section, there`s usually plenty of house,dog sitters.

Alot of the English run house managment services that include a sitting service as well as cleaning and maintenance.
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I just wondered if people had any tips on the best way to find someone reliable to look after a house while I am not there. Now the workman have all gone I need someone to look in on the place and give it an air. At present this is being done by the agents who oversaw the building work but it seems expensive and someone doing it locally may be better value.

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Well whereabouts is the house?
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Well whereabouts is the house?
Good point, we all know someone who can do it if there close enough.
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Always try to get a personal recommendation. Ask around as much as possible and see if any names keep coming up then arrange a face to face meeting and trust your instincts.
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Originally Posted by jules63 View Post
I just wondered if people had any tips on the best way to find someone reliable to look after a house while I am not there. Now the workman have all gone I need someone to look in on the place and give it an air. At present this is being done by the agents who oversaw the building work but it seems expensive and someone doing it locally may be better value.

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if you dont mind me asking, how much are the agents charging your for this service - I was thinking of setting up a similar service myself
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if you dont mind me asking, how much are the agents charging your for this service - I was thinking of setting up a similar service myself
I charge €8 euros for a visit to check the place over, sweep, air the place and prepare a bed if the owners are coming over.

Private agents in general charge anything around €40 for a changeover which includes cleaning and laundery
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I charge €8 euros for a visit to check the place over, sweep, air the place and prepare a bed if the owners are coming over.

Private agents in general charge anything around €40 for a changeover which includes cleaning and laundery
Are you advertising on here????
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Private agents in general charge anything around €40 for a changeover which includes cleaning and laundery
Thats what my mate pays for his pace near Murcia.
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Are you advertising on here????
Have a look at Mitzy's signiture block!
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I charge €8 euros for a visit to check the place over, sweep, air the place and prepare a bed if the owners are coming over.

Private agents in general charge anything around €40 for a changeover which includes cleaning and laundery
Right, I want you at my place pronto..the money is in the post..
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Are you advertising on here????
Heh heh ...... no, I don't do changeovers and stuff ...... Don't know why, just never got into it. I pop to a few peoples houses to keep an eye on things. More often that non I get paid in Cava
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I got you two bottles - my place needs a good spring clean......!
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I got you two bottles - my place needs a good spring clean......!
He will do it in his french maids gear for three. lol
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Old Jan 9th 2008, 9:26 pm
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I am in old town oliva and the agents have quoted 20 euros to visit in the morning open windows etc and then revisit that afternoon to close the place up again.

Mitzyboy I tried to pm you but had a beer or two this evening and can't quite work out how to do it!
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