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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 […]

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 […]