New Build Inspections
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    Snagging App

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to see if any members would be willing to provide some initial feedback on an app that I’ve been working on. It’s not yet fully released but I’m trying to see if people would be interested in the idea as I think it could be extremely helpful to New Build Homeowners...
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    Persimmon Home Demonstration Appointment

    I recently exchanged contracts on a Persimmon new build, and yesterday I talked on the phone with them and they were trying to arrange a time for a home demonstration. The only times they have available are during working hours (8:30am - 3:30pm), I'm about to phone back to push for an...
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    Advice for anyone looking to buy a new build / help to buy

    Hello all, Just wanted to say that I'm happy to answer any queries about buying a new build home. My partner and I have nearly completed on a new build purchase, our first home, using the help to buy equity loan. Happy to share info on the process, fees and charges, house 'extras etc'...
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    Are you a Bovis homeowner awaiting compensation?

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/20/are-you-a-bovis-home-owner-awaiting-compensation Bovis Homes is being forced to pay up to £7m to compensate angry homeowners dissatisfied with the quality of some of their newly built properties. Bovis to pay £7m to compensate customers for...
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    Bovis to pay £7m to compensate customers for poorly built homes

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/20/are-you-a-bovis-home-owner-awaiting-compensation https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/20/are-you-a-bovis-home-owner-awaiting-compensation Bovis Homes is to pay £7m to repair poorly built new homes sold to customers, raising fresh...
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    Re-exchanging contracts? Bovis home

    We are not buying a new build house but the couple that we are buying a house from are. We have exchanged contracts on the property we are buying from them but have been waiting to agree a completion date. This has been delayed as the people we are buying from are moving into a new build Bovis...
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    Show home snagging

    Hi Ive bought the showhome and am due for my demonstration meeting next week. Ive been told I will get the opportunity to view any issues with the house but as its the showhome, they will not paint / repair etc the more typical things one would expect when purchasing a new home. Apparently a...
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    Thinking of buying a new Persimmon Home? Beware

    It's sad but true, Persimmon customer (don't) care is the absolute pits when you come to use them. They are not there to help customers their job is to fob customers off until they give up in frustration. This company is the worse ever in dealing with customers issues however major or minor and...
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    Part exchange (electrical report)

    Hi, Iv part exchanged my home with Persimmon (my last house was a persimmon built in 2008) do I need to provide an electrical safety report? My solicitor has just contacted me saying persimmons legal dept require a copy of this, Iv rung a local electrician and he said I don't need one to sell a home
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    Suing new home developer for breach of contract

    Hi all We are just wondering whether anyone have had experience (or know of anyone) of suing a new home developer for breach of contract, more specifically that they haven't built to standards and done it in a good workmanlike manner. Many thanks for your help!
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    Old Sarum, Salisbury

    I am interested to hear of any experiences folks have had with Persimmon / Charles Church at Old Sarum in Wiltshire. I am considering reserving a home but would love to hear from anyone living on the development.
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    New Persimmon Home Estate - Ahead of Schedule

    Hi all, My name is Mike, me and my girlfriend are in the final stages of completion with a Persimmon Home property and after stumbling across this site I am starting to question what the hell we have done. The site is called Woods Meadow in Lowestoft and we have one of the first homes...
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    Happy with our Lindens home

    I'm going against the grain here but we are happy with the new home we purchased through Linden homes South east, I would like to leave a review to help others as before we bought (15 months ago) we found very few reviews and a lot of anti-new home reviews and websites. Despite a lot of...
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    First time buying a new home

    Hi All This is my first time posting so apologies if I'm asking a stupid question. It's also my first time buying a house so I'm feeling a bit nervous. I'm looking at a house which is £240k. I'm going to use the Help to buy scheme. I have some questions regarding my offer and wanted to...
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    Homes from Hell

    Hi all I hope you don’t mind but I’ve taken this opportunity to use this great forum to try and find cases that we could feature on itv 1’s Homes from Hell. As some of you may know it’s a documentary series focusing on nightmare stories people have with their homes. If you’ve got a...