Water logged garden

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  1. JPHH

    JPHH New Member

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    Good evening I've had a quick browse around the forum and have seen this issue raised previously.

    I'm in the process of buying a new home and managed to view the property properly for the first time today.

    I'm a little concerned about the amount of surface water on the mud in the rear garden. I've seen that there have been drainage issues and the garden is a big thing for us having a young daughter.

    Should I hold fire on completing in hope they may sort the issue or will they just do the bare minimum of 3m?
     
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    Doesn't appear to be loads but in my opinion seems to much standing water IMAG0541.jpg
     
  3. Ayshea

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    Not an expert on drainage but if there has been drainage issues with other plots on the site then maybe your plot is also affected. A friend of mine moved into a new build a couple of years ago, the garden became water logged over. The developer laid a new drainage trench but only after she insisted there was a problem. When they came it was summer and there was no water on the surface, they wanted to wait until they could see the problem.

    Not sure that poor drainage is a reason not to complete - could be classed as a snagging issue that could be sorted after you have completed. I'm not sure on this I believe you would need to check the contracts you exchanged. If the NHBC pass it, even with a drainage problem, then I think you may have to complete. Do check with your solicitor though.
     

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