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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:08pm
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Jojoplumtree

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Hi - would anyone be able to give me an idea of what i should pay a neigh (and friend) to keep my key and keep an eye on my house> possibly turn electricity on in advance of me turning up.  Anything like cleaning or preparing for guests is paid as extra.  Thanks

Chezste

Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42pm

Nothing!! Friends look out and belp one another. Any guests should be liable to pay cleaning...arlund 40-50€. 

Kate Bob

Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:33pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:33pm

i agree,i do it for my friends,they try to pay me in someway but we have been friends for long time and it gives me pleasure to do it,so i dont let them.

Jojoplumtree

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:26pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:26pm

maybe 'friend' was too strong a word!

Roy555

Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:25pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:25pm

A nice bottle of wine is all that would be required I would say 

AVJ Liggat

Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:07pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:07pm

Jojoplumtree wrote:

Hi - would anyone be able to give me an idea of what i should pay a neigh (and friend) to keep my key and keep an eye on my house> possibly turn electricity on in advance of me turning up.  Anything like cleaning or preparing for guests is paid as extra.  Thanks

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Chezste

Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:16am

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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:16am

Remember.....make sure you have 1000% trust in who you leave the key with, it’s not uncommon for unscrupulous key holders to ‘let’ out your place for a few nights!!

Jojoplumtree

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:29am

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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:29am

100% trust. Have been doing it for a while - but have slowly done less in my absence so I am re assessing payment. I have experience the house being let out by the people looking after the house! My sister in law turned up and exposed them ! 

Martin1958

Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:23pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:23pm

Jojoplumtree wrote:

Hi - would anyone be able to give me an idea of what i should pay a neigh (and friend) to keep my key and keep an eye on my house> possibly turn electricity on in advance of me turning up.  Anything like cleaning or preparing for guests is paid as extra.  Thanks

I take my friends out for a evening meal. It's sociable and you catch up with things. Nothing expensive, such as a Chinese meal.

I make an excuse, such as go to the loo, then pay at the counter not to make a fuss at the table.

But it is true of other members replies, you need 100% trust, as I have seen for myself people taking liberties.

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:55pm

Jojoplumtree wrote:

Hi - would anyone be able to give me an idea of what i should pay a neigh (and friend) to keep my key and keep an eye on my house> possibly turn electricity on in advance of me turning up.  Anything like cleaning or preparing for guests is paid as extra.  Thanks

I think if it’s for a friend then I wouldn’t imagine you would even need to offer anything. You have to look at it like this:- would you want anything in return if you were doing something for them? Probably not. Friends do things like this for one another, it’s what friendships are based upon, you do things for each other and ask for nothing in return. Nicola :-)


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