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    Boundary Fencing

    I arrived home yesterday to find the local authority have installed a tacky, nasty wooden fence right outside my front door! :mad: This is officially the local authorities land so I guess they are within the rights to install such a thing? This is surely a Health and Safety risk? It could...
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    Non compliance with building regulations

    Property signed off by NHBC in December 2015. Noticed shortly after moving in that the Damp Proof Course was either level with or even buried by the surrounding ground. My interpretation of the applicable building regulations suggests they are non compliant in this issue. The developers...
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    Bellway - is this normal? I can see through to some plastic sheeting on the render..

    Can anyone tell me if this is normal or something that NHBC would be interested in? the site manager told me that it would be ok as its underneath and therefore the water cant get into the property..
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    Garden advice - New build in London

    Hello All, Couple of weeks ago, I reserved a mid terrace new build and it has just been handed to the sales agent to fit the carpets/flooring. I was lucky to have a unofficial look at the property. There were loads of snags as expected as it isn't finished but what concerns me is the garden...
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    Garden advice - New build in London

    Hello All, Couple of weeks ago, I reserved a mid terrace new build and it has just been handed to the sales agent to fit the carpets/flooring. I was lucky to have a unofficial look at the property. There were loads of snags as expected as it isn't finished but what concerns me is the...
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    Popularity?

    My partner and I are really keen to purchase a Barratt home in a new development they're building near us. In order to get onto the waiting list, we need to have had an offer accepted on our property, so it's going on the market next week. Our issue is this - we have no idea how long the...
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    Pre reserving a property

    I have just pre resrerved a property. Has anybody done something similar? Once the builder knows that you are interested in the property, does the likelihood of getting a discounts or have some add ons thrown in, reduce? :confused:
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    Chobham ManorTaylor Wimp devlpt Stratford

    Hi all We are buying a flat from Taylor Wimpey on their Chobham Manor Stratford Olympic Park site. The completion date was meant to be September 2015 (yes!) but it is still not ready and we now have no faith in the repeated emails we get (often after chasing) saying 'ready next week'. This has...
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    Recommend a snagging company that will also check the m2 at the property

    Hi, Can anyone please Recommend a good snagging company that will also check the m2 at the property? The property is a one bed flat in south east London. I have measured it and I'm worried it is a bit smaller than the plans state, but the two main rooms are irregular shapes so it is hard to...
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    Persimmon Homes - Journey of buying a persimmon home

    All, I've seen alot of negative feedback around the web regarding Persimmon. A lot of it seems well deserved, however as people generally come on forums to voice their negative experiences rather than their positive ones, I've decided to write a post documenting our experience with them...
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    Advice on deposit required

    Hi all I’ve recently purchased a new build property and paid 5% deposit on 224k now due to us using help to buy the figures sit as follows; Property value 224k Mortgage £161k Help to buy 44k Deposit paid £11k As you can see this leaves a deficit of around 8k but contracts have...
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    Buying a £349000 Persimmon Home.. Don't do it?!

    Howdy folks, I am looking at buying the showroom home at one of th developments Persimmon Homes are doing, I'm quite shocked looking at the feedback of the builder on here though and I'm getting cold feet!! It's up for sale for 349000, 4 bed and a garage. I've went inside the property and...
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