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House near Traveller accommodation

  • 05-12-2021 7:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4 mrbobo

    There is a provisional plan to build traveller accommodation near (few hundred meters) the house I'm planning to buy.

    Would you consider this being a deal breaker?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,998 ✭✭✭ billyhead

    Not so much a deal breaker but you would have 2nd thoughts in the back of your mind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ Murt10

    Difficult to answer this without being accused of racism and possibly engaging in illegal behavior under discrimination legislation.

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,885 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle

    Would you consider this being a deal breaker?

    Absolutely. Aside from any thoughts I may have about my new neighbours potential behaviour, I'd be conscious that it would have a negative effect on property prices and would make it more difficult to resell the house.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4 mrbobo

    I've had a few encounters with them alright but wasn't sure whether this was just me being unlucky or maybe more people share similar experience. Not judging, pure financial risk assessment. Many thanks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 660 ✭✭✭ DarkJager21

    Personal experience - run a mile and don’t stop. No house for any price is worth the hassle you will have in the long run.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,894 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly

    House I know for sale with travellers living next door

    It's vacant and they've taken in half its front garden and wrecked the place more than one dares say a word in case their place is targeted next.

    It's been on the market years and even the estate agent knows he'll never sell it

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,114 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7

    I had settled traveller neighbours up in remote Donegal. The last six months I also had two Gardai assigned and on call to me.

    Island Anchorhold..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 543 ✭✭✭ Confused11811

    Based on personal experience. Deal breaker 100%, The travelers that lived near me where actually nice enough people but when Thier business partners or relatives had issues with them there would be on street brawls , windows smashed and general chaos. Most of the times they settled thier issues without the use of petrol bombs but occasionally they where required. It was interesting to watch and all but I would have preferred to watch on TV and not through my front Window.

    I don't know why the council and political class are trying to integrate two non compatible cultures together. Nobody in either really wants to be each other's neighborhood.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 mrbobo

    When I started this thread, I was concerned about minor nuisances, kids messing around, laundry drying on the fences...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭ DellyBelly

    Get out of it if you can... disaster waiting to happen.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 mrbobo

    In my wildest dreams I did not expect anything like that. Thank you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,157 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    I'm sure Michael D and the other middle class traveller well wishers would snap it up straight away.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 62,247 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Thread has already overrun it's course.

This discussion has been closed.