A friend is considering buying a house nearby, but you have decided to leave the area due to a rise in crime.
Write a letter to your friend advising them not to move into the neighbourhood. In your letter:
– Recommend that your friend not go ahead with the purchase
– Give the reasons behind your decision to leave
– Suggest possible alternative areas that you know
Gerald told me recently that you have put in an offer on a house on Paxman Muse, just around the corner from me, and I thought I’d let you know a couple of things.
We’ve been experiencing problems associated with a noticeable rise in crime in the area, particularly car theft and burglary. This has been happening to us and our neighbours for over a year now, and my wife and I have been desperate to leave the area. We have chosen to rent a house somewhere nicer, and I thought I’d advise you to do the same.
The current property prices do not reflect the changes that have occurred in the area over the last twelve months, and I fear that you would be making a bad investment. We were considering a place in nearby Dimbleby; it’s quite small, but that means that high crime is unlikely.
Wherever you decide to live, I just wanted you to know that I would advise against moving here, as I think you deserve something better.