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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 […]

New home owners gagged over poor build and compensation claims

NHBC forcing buyers to sign agreement preventing them from contacting media about problems with their property or discussing with neighbours New home owners are being forced to sign gagging orders after making successful claims for compensation about the quality of their new homes. The Guardian has been made aware of NHBC, the regulator of new […]

NHBC ‘gagging orders’ claim symbolises construction industry’s “structural flaws”, suggests Farmer Review author

The NHBC has come under fire for allegedly using gagging orders to stop homeowners speaking out about poor build quality in new homes; an allegation the warranty provider has denied. A report in the Guardian, yesterday, accused the NHBC of seeking to silence homeowners making successful compensation claims through its Buildmark warranty insurance scheme. The […]

Bovis to pay £7m to compensate customers for poorly built homes

Bovis Homes is to pay £7m to repair poorly built new homes sold to customers, raising fresh questions about the standards of new-build properties across the country and the regulation of the market. The company – one of the biggest housebuilders builders in Britain – will pay compensation after angry customers formed a Facebook group […]

Housebuilder Bovis’s depressing financial results on the back of disgruntled customers and poor quality homes, sounded a note of alarm.

Bovis’ results followed complaints of shoddy-new build affordable homes raised by a House of Commons committee earlier this month. Given that the government’s Housing White Paper intends to increase significantly the number of new homes being built, should consumers have confidence in new-build products? Ray Boulger of broker John Charcol said it is important that […]

More than half of new-build homes in England ‘have major faults’

More than half of the buyers of new homes have experienced major problems with their properties, according to research, which comes after Bovis Homes agreed to pay £7m compensation to customers for poorly built houses. A YouGov survey for the housing charity Shelter found that 51% of homeowners of recent new builds in England said […]

Unfinished Wrexham homes ‘blight on community’

A housing development put on hold for a decade has been called a “blight on the community”. Harron Homes said the scheme at Heol Berwyn, Cefn Mawr, was left unfinished following the 2007 financial crash. But residents called the delay “unacceptable” and raised concerns over open sewers, rat infestations and anti-social behaviour. A petition calling […]

Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly?

Weak mortar, faulty drainage, unfinished fittings … for many buyers of newly built properties in Britain, their dream home quickly turns into a nightmare. Last week, it emerged that residents had to move out of a recently completed Manchester apartment block, Islington Wharf Mews, because it breaks fire safety rules. But their tale of woe is […]

‘Taylor Wimpey sold our freehold – it will cost £40k to buy it back’

A group of home owners who believe they were “mis-sold” their properties are preparing to sue the builders and the solicitors they used when they bought their homes. The home owners, who formed a Facebook group called the National Leasehold Campaign when they discovered that they faced huge increases in ground rent, say they were […]

New home nightmare for 300 families every week: Buyers’ complaints soar as properties riddled with faults are increasingly sold by builders cutting corners to meet 200,000-a-year target 

Nearly 300 families a week are being forced to move into shoddy newly-built homes that have not been finished as builders cut corners to meet targets, it has been claimed. Buyers are picking up keys to new homes to find leaks, mould, water-logged gardens, missing windows, badly fitted doors, broken toilets and gaps in the […]

Your new house nightmares: Black mouldstains, builders’ mugs left behind and leaks EVERYWHERE as buyers of new build homes reveal their property horrors

Families from across the country have revealed their horror stories to MailOnline after buying newly built homes that have not been finished. Homeowners, some of them first-time buyers, have told of picking up the keys to find leaks, badly fitted doors, mould and gaps in the guttering. In some cases, new-build buyers are discovering more […]

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 […]