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Thinking of buying a new home!
what are your concerns
Avant Home buyer/regretter. These homes are awful. The management are even worse. 69 snags and counting.
Snag My New Hone
Persimmon - Electrics in Garage
I purchased a 4 bed detached house in Rugeley, Staffs from Persimmon 12 months ago and have been in 'discussions' with them ever since regarding the fact they haven't provided lighting or power into the garage even though my neighbours garage has it provided and the garages are adjoining separated only by a dividing wall. Persimmon are claiming that the electrics would have to go over a 3rd party boundary - has anyone else had this issue? Thanks
Persimmon homes/charles church Great Woodcote Park Exeter. Homes sold under CHCH giving the sense of quality, luxury executive homes misleading buyers is a disgrace. Current proposal to change of planning from 12 luxury detached homes in Ark Royal Avenue backing onto the golf country club. proposing 23 semi detached homes to include affordable housing, some won't even have a garage just a parking space. Does not fit in with what's already here, we paid for the privilege to live in an area of executive detached homes!!
Perhaps if they offered better quality kitchens as standard, better quality bathrooms & fittings as standard. Ensured the quality of workmanship is upto standard & properties snagged properly instead if new occupants having to put up with months months of workmen & problems coming & going in their homes. Customer service is needs improvement. We would never buy a NEW home again from charles church or persimmon, if your thinking about it don't do it!!
Hi Everyone, I am a new member. I am interested to hear from anyone that has encountered 'Limitation 1890' Please let me know if you have? Best wishes
First post - I bought Barratt house in March last year, moved in July. A few things needed done & to be perfectly honest they were dealt with pretty quickly.
However something new has just become apparent - a boundary issue!
My house is the only one on the development that backs onto another's plot. No fence, no wall - nothing. My neighbour had apparently raised this when before they moved in & had site manager & director onsite but basically they have washed their hands of it. Has anyone else had any similar issues & if so has it been resolved? My neighbour on the other side has same style of house that mirrors imy own but has a small walkway dividing her house from the next plot!
NEW BUILD ... I moved into a new build apartment in December 2013/leasehold. The property developer I purchased from has since sold the freehold (July 2014) and it has been sold a further two times to date. I requested in January the property developer come and rectify a large split in the support beam. He replied it was due to central heating, the building warming up as people move in, it clearly is not it's a bodge job. He never returned emails/calls on this matter and others. He said checks on snagging on new builds are carried out every 6-12 months and not until then. Now he has sold the freehold can anyone advise who is responsible for coming to check the cracks that have appeared and the problem with the support beam. The property developer seems to have washed his hands of everything. I've already lost £600 on another matter through legal fees regarding this apartment and cannot afford more legal fees. I am at a total loss? Thank you.
Hi, I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice. We are buying a new build, there have been problems all along the way, i wont bore you with the details. Guinness homes are the sellers and UK construction are building the houses. We have exchanged and on the 16th June we were allowed in to measure for curtains etc. In the kitchen we noticed that they had put in a "Double Oven" which is basically an oven with grill under the gas ring hob but in the Showhome the oven is in a tower Unit and we then paid exttra for a double oven, which we shouldve asked for 2 ovens. We were never told that the oven would be under the gas ring hob and in the kitchen specification it doesnt state that the oven would be placed there either. We have asked them to out a tower unit in and 2 ovens, which we would pay for but they have refused, they have said that they are going to leave it like that and we need to change it ourselves. Just wondering if there is anything we can do. Thanks
i am interested in knowing a bit more about what happened with your house. If you were sold a Certified Passivhaus, you should have gotten a certified house.
i was involved on the design of a house (in inverness) but it didnt pass the test as well.
please, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and i may help you with your case.
I completed on a bovis home 20/12/13 I was told snagging was done on handover after completion,date was set for 21/12/13, we didn't want to complete until early jan 2014 but Bovis pushed for 20/12/13 which we met. On handover 21/12/13 after completion we found there had been a leak and water had come through the ceiling down the walls and soaked the carpet that morning, the house was very poorly finished, paint was wet,the garage had only part of the walls built,no roof or door. we were lead to understand we would have a fully completed property on completion, no one told us the garage wouldn't be built, we bought this as a buy to let propert, we are extremely concerned they are not bothered and we have lied to us, what possible steps can we take, we visited the house 29/12/13 still the property is not right andconcerns are when our tenant moves in there will be a further leak what checks can we insist upon,we emailed head office 29/12/13. Any comments would be appreciated,
Hello, I was hoping for some advice. I have been in a wainhomes new build almost 4 years, the usual snags, but last bank hol weekend I had a massive leak into the lounge from central heating pipes. emergency plumber was called, commenced to sort all damage with house insurance, which involved emergency plumber having to make a hole in the ceiling, fixed the T bar attachment properly - he said shoddy builders, so it must have been leaking all the time, so I need a new ceiling, plaster, coving, paint work and wallpaper renewed and a new carpet...my problem now is I can see other stains on ceiling in different rooms forming and am worried the whole pipework needs checking....would NHBC help with this, I see 'after 2 years' leaks arent covered but the reports say it was poor work from the onset and 'after 2 years' they sort 'defects' or do I let my home insurance investigate further...would they do this?...so depressed with it all. thanks
Evening Rubyrose. Would you be happy to tell us a bit more about your new build home purchase?
Unfortunately moved into a Taylor Wimpey house in Dec 12 and still have 120 snagging issues.After months of things being addressed in dribs and drabs I escalated these issues and have now given TW a free rein of my house for all of this week.Husband has taken a week off work, dog in kennels and the house is practically unliveable.This is my 4th new build so I expect some snagging but this is appauling.I have 2 things I want to understand. What can/will TW do to compensate us for the stress/husbands annual leave being used up etc?) Has anyone ever got compensation from them? They tell us they don't pay compensation. The other disturbing factor is that we can hear everything through our ajoining wall with our neighbours house. I hear muffled converstations, toilet flushing etc. I whisper all the time. I have lived in numerous semi's in the past and never experienced anything like it.What we can do now?It is unbearable and I regret ever purchasing with TW!
I don't know why you feel the need to name call me.
I have made over 600 posts on here, you appear lately to only post to "have a go" at me.
This says more about you than it does about me!
I really do think people who buy new homes are stupid.
Despite all the evidence why they should not they still go ahead.
You may only be aware of issues with your garden this far but...........
I have now placed you on my "ignore list."
I have had a huge renovation done, and now having a nightmare with the building contractor, my woodburning stove has been incorrectly fitted, water was pouring through my ceiling and the fire now is covered in rust, specialised in stoves to come and have a look. My extracter fan in the kitchen does not work as again it has been incorrectly fitted, I have a wetroom that has been leaking and have mould in the walk in wardrobe next door, another ensuite is flooding so we can't use that room either. The list goes on, i have been very naive and paid the contractor all his money, he is refusing to come back, or at least he will but it will be charged to me. I have called trading standards but because of the size of the job they have told me to get a third party in to do a inspection then go to my solicitor, but all this costs money, money we don't have now because of this cowboy, surely he just can't walk away. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do?
we bought a 3 storey harron homes 2008 with promises of all finished for 2009...well 3 yrs 7months later harron homes are still building we have to live here with noise from 7.30 to 5.30 6 days a week, now we have patio doors that still dont open because they are rusted shut, cracks because diggers shake the house, dirty windows because of dust etc. my car has to b washed everyday after a yr we dont bother..I wish I NEVER bought this house , it will b finished maybe 2013 . no one wants to know after letters still no reply 2yr later, sick tired of asking so many differant site managers they promise but not one has ever done anything , we now have cooker, hob not working, cracks, sinking shower tray, staircase moved again, damp on the outside wall due to the road slanting towards the house ...mine is the end one. CAN ANYONE HELP...I know just how you feel,
Living on the estate is quite good, however, they hardly clean the roads when muddy site traffic uses it so wash your car and windows ALOT.
when you 'walk round' on the day of completion with the chelford rep make sure that your snag list details everything. Even the littlest thing get it on the list. They well had us over with our snagging. Also pester them for the snags to be done. We nagged for two years and they always made unacceptable appointments to come and do the work. I did alot of it myself. If they offer to turf your back garden don't because the site is built on thick clay and although good for the foundations it doesn't allow the rainwater to drain. First time in my back garden I sunk. My back garden and all the neighbours are all patio flagged and decking.
Check all the windows. don't close properly
Ultimately, ask me the question 'would you buy a chelford house again'? I would say absolutely not, no way, never.
Im buying a house on westminster gardens-any advice - what is it like to live on the estate?
It would be interesting to hear your story. Give me a call sometime on 07828805414