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POLL: When closing up your property

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:52pm
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ColmIRL

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Hi just back from a visit to our property in Torrevieja. It was our first visit in two years due to covid-19. Before that we only had the property about 6 months.   When closing the property up before  returning to Ireland, we closed all the internal doors as we would do at home.  Not sure if we left them open or closed the last time. However  we discussed our visit  with friends and they advised that we should not have closed the internal doors as the house needs airflow to stop mould etc. Are they right? Advise appreciated. Colm

I have added a poll to this post. But if you can give any addional advise when closing up a property  for a few months would be welcome. 

 

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Cheryl

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:27pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:27pm

If you had closed your doors when you left the last time and after 2 years there was no mould, I think you are pretty safe.

Colman

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:01pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:01pm

Hi colm we are a family of 3 myself and my wife both 47 and our 14 year old boy. We are thinking about buying a property with 2 bedroom for about 70000 to 80000. Is it a good place as I have never been there 

ColmIRL

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:34pm

ColmIRL

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:34pm

Colman wrote on Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:01pm:

Hi colm we are a family of 3 myself and my wife both 47 and our 14 year old boy. We are thinking about buying a property with 2 bedroom for about 70000 to 80000. Is it a good place as I have never been there 

Command.

While we only own our property in Torrevieja 6 months before covid we have been going there for years, we like it. Where we are is very residential and unless you want to use either taxi's or public transport a car is very handy. A lot of people in previous posts would always recommend renting over there before making a decision. Very practical advice I think. Colm 

ColmIRL

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:41pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:41pm

Cheryl wrote on Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:27pm:

If you had closed your doors when you left the last time and after 2 years there was no mould, I think you are pretty safe.

Cheryl. My mistake in not adding to the questions context that we only owned the property 6 months before covid and when we left it the last time we could not remember if we closed the doors or not, hence the question. Colm

Colman

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:15pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:15pm

ColmIRL wrote on Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:34pm:

Command.

While we only own our property in Torrevieja 6 months before covid we have been going there for years, we like it. Where we are is very residential and unless you want to use either taxi's or public transport a car is very handy. A lot of people in previous posts would always recommend renting ov...

...er there before making a decision. Very practical advice I think. Colm 

Thanks a million 

Shay72

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:47pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:47pm

We are on the third floor of the building , I usually leave all internal door open. Except the bathroom and kitchen widows, all others I leave about .5mm open, these are sliding windows. This is than covered by external bring down shutters which all ready has like with hole and gap which allows air to flow , I been doing this for 5 years and no problem. Very very minor dusting. Since we are on higher floor, security is no issues. Only problem I found this visit ,after 20 months.,.was smell in bathroom- Sewage  smell. it was from the toilet so my friend advised me to cover the toilet with cling film and than put the sit down. Well I am going back to torrevieja in February, so we will see...

Hew

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:46pm

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:46pm

Shay72 wrote on Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:47pm:

We are on the third floor of the building , I usually leave all internal door open. Except the bathroom and kitchen widows, all others I leave about .5mm open, these are sliding windows. This is than covered by external bring down shutters which all ready has like with hole and gap which allows a...

...ir to flow , I been doing this for 5 years and no problem. Very very minor dusting. Since we are on higher floor, security is no issues. Only problem I found this visit ,after 20 months.,.was smell in bathroom- Sewage  smell. it was from the toilet so my friend advised me to cover the toilet with cling film and than put the sit down. Well I am going back to torrevieja in February, so we will see...

Reckon everything will be fine, don’t worry. We know for a fact that the power went off in our area the morning we were leaving for the UK, wasn’t back on when we left for the airport. So dreading what the fridge and freezer will smell like. Just wish I had invested in a key holder. Incidentally this is definitely not an advert for key holders, but I will invest in one once we get back. The frightening thing is that we know that when we return there will still be no power. Hey ! Plenty of bars and restraints very close by to us in La Zenia, we will survive. 

Stevec61

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:58am

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:58am

Hew wrote on Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:46pm:

Reckon everything will be fine, don’t worry. We know for a fact that the power went off in our area the morning we were leaving for the UK, wasn’t back on when we left for the airport. So dreading what the fridge and freezer will smell like. Just wish I had invested in a key holder. Incidenta...

...lly this is definitely not an advert for key holders, but I will invest in one once we get back. The frightening thing is that we know that when we return there will still be no power. Hey ! Plenty of bars and restraints very close by to us in La Zenia, we will survive. 

As the power went offf in your area on the day you were leaving, there’s a good chance that when it was reinstated by the supplier it would have come back on at your property. 

Hew

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:13pm

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:13pm

Stevec61 wrote on Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:58am:

As the power went offf in your area on the day you were leaving, there’s a good chance that when it was reinstated by the supplier it would have come back on at your property. 

Unfortunately not, using the Iberdrola app I can see that there is no power consumption, therefore the smart meter has not reset after power was restored. I requested Iberdrola to remotely reset the smart meter, which they can do. (It is located in a communal cabinet elsewhere, and there is no physical reset capability on the meter itsself) But they refuse to do anything until I am physically back inside the property, and phone them from there!.

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