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How buying a Bovis home came with hundreds of snags

When Helen Batt went to view her recently purchased £389,995 Bovis-built home in Maidstone, Kent, for the first time before Christmas, she was expecting to see a spanking new four-bedroom house. Instead, the property in the Orchard Fields development was barely finished and littered with rubbish – two days before the scheduled completion date of […]

Homeowner is left unable to sell her £415,000 house because a glitch on the plans means her next door neighbour owns half of her bedroom

A homeowner has been left unable to sell her £415,000 semi-detached house because her next door neighbour owns half of her bedroom. Samantha Sweeney, 45, of Colchester, Essex, discovered the boundary line oddity over an area of 90 sq ft which overhangs the shared driveway between their houses. The insurance worker was shocked to learn […]

Homeowner unable to sell house after bungle means neighbour owns half of her bedroom

Samantha Sweeney, 45, was stunned to learn 90sq ft overhangs the shared driveway between their houses. Samantha Sweeney told of the hell of being unable sell her house — as her neighbour owns half of her bedroom Samantha, an insurance worker, says Persimmon Homes did not point out the boundary line quirk when she bought […]

Bovis Homes offered £3,000 incentives to customers to move in before Christmas ahead of profit warning

Housebuilder Bovis Homes offered customers up to £3,000 to move into incomplete homes before Christmas shortly before it issued a surprise profit warning to investors. The company, based in New Ash Green, near Dartford, offered the incentives to buyers in a bid to move them into homes before its end-of-year cut off on December 23. […]

BOVIS AND BUTTHEAD Housing giant Bovis ‘pressured customers to move into unfinished homes before Christmas’ and even offered cash incentives

Those who did faced problems including missing windows, workmen in the house, holes in ceilings and unlaid gardens, it is claimed. Fed-up customers joined the Bovis Homes Victims Group on Facebook. The 650-strong body plans to protest at Bovis’ HQ in Longfield, Kent. Member Mark Holden, of Milton Keynes, Bucks, said: “We got lots joining […]

Housebuilder Bovis Homes apologises to customers at Queens Hills and Round Hosue Park developments

Customers have told of how when they picked up the keys to their dream homes they discovered a string of issues and work unfinished – leading a housebuilder to apologise. A young couple finding their home was missing its oven and a mum having to make an 18-mile trip to do her washing are among […]

Housebuilder paid £3,000 ‘bribes’ to persuade buyers to move into unfinished homes in desperate bid to inflate sales

One of Britain’s biggest builders has admitted offering housebuyers thousands of pounds to persuade them to move into unfinished homes in a desperate bid to hit sales targets. Bovis Homes, whose chief executive left abruptly on Monday, was willing to pay its customers as much as £3,000 to complete deals by December 23 – even […]

Bovis accused of pressuring buyers to move into unfinished homes

The housebuilder’s chief executive David Ritchie quit on Monday, less than a week after the group issued its profit warning. It warned last Wednesday that it would complete about 180 fewer homes than expected in 2016, blaming operational issues. This will affect profits – Bovis now expects to make an annual pre-tax profit of £160m […]

Bovis Homes buyers hit out at quality of new houses

Hundreds of disgruntled customers plan protest outside housebuilder’s HQ UK housebuilder Bovis Homes has received complaints from hundreds of buyers over the quality of its new homes, increasing pressure on the company whose chief executive resigned on Monday. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do […]

The ground rent scandal that is engulfing new home buyers

‘We paid £101,000 for our Taylor Wimpey home in 2010 – now it’s valued at zero’ Can a newly built apartment from Taylor Wimpey effectively be worth nothing after just six years? Sean Greenwood’s wife paid £101,000 for a flat in a new development in Gornal, on the edge of Dudley, which she was told […]

Scrap land factor maintenance arrangements by companies on housing estates.

New estates are burdened with extra maintenance charges from private companies. The industry is unregulated, uncontrolled and monopolised in such a manner that unfairly disadvantages residents. There are hundreds of new build estates across the UK that are burdened with extra charges to resident for the maintenance of the open shared spaces on their estates. […]

Dad slams house building firm after dream home turns into nightmare

A dad has claimed a house building firm has put his family in danger. Colin Lauder and his family of three’s relocation to the plush David Wilson Homes in Montgomerie Park was supposed to be a dream move but quickly turned into a nightmare. A flood on their second floor and the resulting damage has […]

“We are totally trapped” – nightmare of young Costessey couple whose new home is riddled with mould

A couple whose newly-built home has been riddled with mould for four years spoke today of their “nightmare”. Sarah Hall and her fiancé, Peter Aspery, bought the flat in Queen’s Hills, in Costessey, from Taylor Wimpey in April 2008. But since moving in they have spent time living in a hotel to escape the damp […]

Nightmare new home gets its own Twitter account

After a couple finds 140 defects in their new home, they launch a Twitter account to shame the developer Luke Mahon, a 45-year old marketing manager, paid £580,000 for a brand newTaylor Wimpey five-bedroom detached property in Woodley, near Reading. Like any couple who have chosen a brand new home, he and his wife Alison […]

‘All we want is our house put right’ – couple’s nightmare with property developer

A COUPLE who spent their life savings on their dream home are locked in a dispute with a property developer, who they say are causing them to live a “nightmare”. Carolina and Roberto Revilla moved into a newly-built house in Morphou Road, Mill Hill, in July 2014. Part of the Millbrook Park estate, the house […]

Increased demand for affordable housing is compromising quality, say industry experts, leaving angry owners battling for recourse from industry giants

Thousands of buyers face moving into substandard properties as developers compete to meet demand for affordable housing, experts are warning. The concerns come as the number of new homes in England jumped by 25% in 2014-15 according to official figures released last week – the biggest increase in 28 years. A total of 170,690 homes […]

Curse of the botched new-build eco homes: They were Prescott’s flagship scheme to solve our housing crisis but many are riddled with problems

As the taxi approaches Oxley Woods in Milton Keynes, the oblique angles and vivid white and reds of the estate’s futuristic homes seem to rise up out of nowhere. Angular turret-style roofs gleam in the early evening light. You could be arriving at a multi-coloured fairytale castle. The roads are empty but groups of neighbours […]

Falklands veteran: ‘Our dream home on Augusta Park has been a nightmare’

THE dream house purchase for a Falklands veteran and his wife, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, has turned into an “endless stress-filled nightmare” at the hands of the developers. Julien and Marissa Best bought their £230,000 three-bedroom home on Fuller Way, The Romans, at the end of August last year. Since then […]

Dream home turns into nightmare for family

DISTRAUGHT residents of a Woodley housing development have been moved out of their homes as their two year battle to fix hundreds of issues rumbles on. Tracey and Jason Bass and their daughter Emily are three of the 11 Loddon Park home owners who have been placed in the Winnersh Holiday Inn by developers Taylor […]

House-builders take a hammering from TV programme

That was the takeaway message of a Channel 4 Dispatches television report last night (16 Nov 2015) that exposed the shoddy quality of Britain’s house-builders and their unresponsive foot-dragging in the face of valid complaints from customers who have staked their live-savings on a dream home only to see that dream turn sour. ‘Britain’s nightmare […]