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slatnumber7


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17/03/2011 10:14

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I need the services of a trustworthy house sitter(s) for two weeks from 13th April. A modest house in rural location with fantastic views of the Troodos mountains and Morphou Bay. The house comes with a well behaved hunting dog and some plants to water. Any suggestions or recommendations please?



walkerscott


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17/03/2011 10:25

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Would have loved to have done the house sitting for you but will be spending Easter in the UK with my mother.

Will consider other times though ... Good luck with finding the right house sitter!



shrimp


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17/03/2011 10:30

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what an opportunity, unfortunately we have a big birthday to go to on good friday, I presume the two weeks takes us into Easter???



slatnumber7


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Thank you I shall keep you in mind for the future have a nice Easter.



slatnumber7


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Post 3 Shrimp Yes 13th to 27th April.



blade


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Beware, we had house sitters last year, trashed the house, didn't give a shit about the dogs and were working for two other people supposedly caring for their homes and pets at the same time. Val & bob don't even consider them. We are not the only people who have been unhappy with their service. I would advise get references and a deposit from who ever you use.



Tenakoutou



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17/03/2011 19:49

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Be highly aware of squatters and their seemingly inalienable 'rights' in TRNC - I heard a story the other day, from a reputable source, about a family who 'let' their house, only to find a shell when they returned!



However, although there are many looking for such an opportunity as yours to 'take advantage; looking on the bright side, there must be some honest people around!



I trust and hope you manage to source the latter!



Vidal


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17/03/2011 20:09

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I have emailed you.



Lilli



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Blade is so right, you would not beleive the horror stories we hear, Please do your checks. x



slatnumber7


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Guys thank you for your advice, I shall take heed.



Vidal I haven't received your e mail please try this address... orchidhills@yahoo.co.uk



the other one was posted incorrectly, an error on my behalf.



rsalih


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19/03/2011 05:51

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Are you actually in Lefke or around there?



karamany


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19/03/2011 07:19

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interested,, pls advice payment,, my email,, idc1997@yahoo.com,,



sludge


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19/03/2011 08:13

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hi have e-mailed you



slatnumber7


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19/03/2011 10:46

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Message 11 rsalih, Lefke District, not too far away from the town as the crow flies.



Msg's 12 & 13 e mail sent.



blade


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Please find yourself someone who is recommended cos there are so many scammers around. I wouldn't wish the couple we had on my worst enemy! We came home and it was like a family of pikeys had been having a holiday in our home.



slatnumber7


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Just a note to say thanks, I've had some useful feed back by way of posts and e mail and that I have not taken any decisions yet.



gates


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i personaly think you must be up the wall letting somebody into your house you hardly know if you give out the keys here it is like a contract beware put the dog in kennels could save you thousands of



dalartokat


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If its that bad over there why not charge a deposit, if the person is really serious about looking after your home whilst your not there, they won't mind parting with money. If anything is broken or damaged you can take it from the deposit. Or treat it like an interview for a job, make a list of questions you need to ask, put notes down and discuss with someone else, then make a decision. Or as Gates has pointed out, put the dog in kennels for peace of mind.



suehowlittle


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20/03/2011 12:17

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Dont give up, I have housesat/catsat for our friends for a couple of years. there will be lots of honest people out there, you just need to check out references and yes, check if possible that the references are genuine, are you sure that you have no friends who can do this for you?



Wish I could help but not possible this year due to commitments. Sorry



the butler


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20/03/2011 14:14

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Hi Barrie,



I will email you privately.





The butlers wife



spider


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20/03/2011 15:53

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Blade 6 and 15 why not just advertise you Dog Hotel ?









Spider X



mollyco


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20/03/2011 16:15

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Hi Barrie,





I have emailed you direct.



gates


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there are people that have taken deposits and refs that was the only payment they got 2 yrs down the line they got it back elec bill 2000tl water 60tl redec and new furniture 6000 deposit no deposit dont mater out here



slatnumber7


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Posts 8 & 20



Vidal & The Butler.



Still haven't received your e mails, perhaps you could re send them.



blade


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23/03/2011 12:43

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Spider, stay out of things you know nothing about!

Val and her partner Rob looked after ( joke) our house and dogs for a month. At the same time they were also looking after two others houses and animals. Thats what came to light after the event. They trashed and filthed my home. My dogs were uncared for with filthy bowls and unwashed faces. Didn't even calll a vet when my dog had a fit!



To top that when she got caugh working by immigration she grassed us up for employing her cash.

Then blamed it on her ex friends!



So watch your back Spider cos she is poison . Defend her all you like most people here in the TRNC know all about her dirty scaming ways.

I feel sorry for you if the likes of her are your friends.



spider


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23/03/2011 13:58

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OK TOP DOG HOTEL what are your rates ? I recall talking to someone and they were not too happy leaving their dog at your place either, they went back to use the one who dose the dog training here, sorry I am unable to remember her name but I am sure you know who has the other dog kennels in the mountains. Maybe its Lena.. and my question was and still is why not mention that you are the TOP DOG HOTEL. And while we are at it why not just call your self Sarah from the Top Dog Hotel..or even Firestarter



As you say some people you just cannot depend on them being truthful.Just another double id ! or should that be treble ? I choose my friends and it takes year to trust. Maybe the same can be said about a the Top Dog Hotel too. Did you mention scamming ways.

Spider,X



blade


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Weren't to happy to leave their dog at Top Dog Hotel,? i think not. Its the only place here where they have any standards. I can guarentee that all dogs are well cared for at Top Dog Hotel. Maybe they were just to tight to pay for standards? i will pass on your slanderous message to them , i am sure they will be most happy.

I would suggest that you visit them and see for yourself before slandering peoples business's.



This is not about them, it is about a dirty pikey who house sits and trashes your house. Then trys to get others into trouble to get herself out of trouble.

Why not ask her mate Crimper cos thats who she blamed for being a grass! The people involved have talked as rational adults about it and val is the grass.

Funny how someone else you know has also told you about her antics but you fail to believe, well thats your choice. That doesn't stop anyone from voicing their views or warning others not to become involved with this person.



slatnumber7


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There seems to be a bit of a spat going on here, whilst I'm grateful for well intentioned advice I'd prefer it if contributors stuck to the subject matter please.



slatnumber7


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A foot note to my earlier request. I was grateful to for the advice that forum members contributed and I must say I was rather anxious about recruiting the wrong house sitter. However, when some folk in the village where I live learnt that I intended to ask someone from outside of the village to look after the house etc they were staggered and offered/insisted that they look after things for me, not as actual house sitters but with a key to the house.



The day I flew to the UK my Pointer dog moved to his temporary accomodation where he had the run of the house and I handed over my keys. I had a couple of text messages whilst I was away that he (my main concern) was okay which was good to know.



I returned home two weeks later to find all was well, the dog healthy, the plant pots watered, the house mopped, dusted and fresh flowers in vases around the house and a bonus my two 'working cats' present and correct. There's a lot to be said for life in a small village.



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