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    • cducat
    • By cducat 8th Oct 17, 2:18 PM
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    housing discounts
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    housing discounts 8th Oct 17 at 2:18 PM
    I recently purchased a property and after 3 months of being the only occupant on site the other properties are being sold at greatly discounted prices, the same house type being £44,000 cheaper than my purchase price. Does anyone have any experience of this or know if I am entitled to raise a complaint with the Ombudsman?

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    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 8th Oct 17, 2:30 PM
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    You can raise a complaint, yes, of course.

    Would you be equally upset & demand the new price if prices had gone up instead of down, please?

    Wonder what put everyone else off for 3 months: Wouldn't have been the inhabitants would it?
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 8th Oct 17, 2:53 PM
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    Link.....?
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 8th Oct 17, 3:06 PM
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    Link.....?
    Originally posted by Crashy Time
    Given that OP is the only occupant, that would be pretty outing!

    Unless you were misled (and can prove you were), then you have no grounds for complaint cducat. Prices go up and down, so is life.

    (If they still can't sell them, they may sell them off to a social housing provider.)
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 8th Oct 17, 4:50 PM
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    That's bad luck sadly. Most new estates I see have huge "sold out" signs slapped across them before they're finished.

    You'd need very strong and unusual grounds for any complaint to get you anywhere, such as having hard evidence of being lied to, and even that is unlikely to get you any money back I'm afraid.

    Still, you get a street to yourself... start some illegal street speedball tournaments!
    • G_M
    • By G_M 8th Oct 17, 6:03 PM
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    I tried this last year.

    Bought some branded washing powder from a major supermarket (no names for either the powder or the shop...), and 6 weeks later saw that the same supermarket was selling the same product at half price. That's 50% cheaper!!!!

    I complained to the Office of Fair Trading but they dismissed my complaint.

    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 8th Oct 17, 6:40 PM
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    That's bad luck sadly. Most new estates I see have huge "sold out" signs slapped across them before they're finished.

    You'd need very strong and unusual grounds for any complaint to get you anywhere, such as having hard evidence of being lied to, and even that is unlikely to get you any money back I'm afraid.

    Still, you get a street to yourself... start some illegal street speedball tournaments!
    Originally posted by glasgowdan

    Just a sales technique, like making people line up to get into empty nightclubs
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 8th Oct 17, 6:41 PM
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    I tried this last year.

    Bought some branded washing powder from a major supermarket (no names for either the powder or the shop...), and 6 weeks later saw that the same supermarket was selling the same product at half price. That's 50% cheaper!!!!

    I complained to the Office of Fair Trading but they dismissed my complaint.

    Originally posted by G_M

    Yes, funny, but we are talking about the biggest purchase of someone`s life here maybe? More and more people are waking up to the fact that property prices are a con.
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 8th Oct 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:03 PM
    I recently purchased a property and after 3 months of being the only occupant on site the other properties are being sold at greatly discounted prices, the same house type being £44,000 cheaper than my purchase price. Does anyone have any experience of this or know if I am entitled to raise a complaint with the Ombudsman?

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    Originally posted by cducat
    No.
    It's not the house they sold to you it's the house you bought. They were selling, you bought, a contract to buy / sell was created and completed. its life.
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 9th Oct 17, 7:30 AM
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    I had this sales pitch when I was looking for a new house, said this was the last one, ended being on right move for many many months
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 9th Oct 17, 9:00 AM
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    What if hadn't been a new build. Would you be complaining about other houses going up for less in the street? The market affects new builds too.


    Properties are worth what someone will pay / supply and demand. You paid more. Nobody else was going to, so they had to reduce. Absolutely no different to 'second hand houses'.


    It might only be three months between you moving in and the new ones going up for sale, but when did you agree the price you would pay for yours? Three months earlier? Six months? 18 months?
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    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 9th Oct 17, 12:34 PM
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    You paid what you thought it was worth and must have been happy in the first place.

    Developer wants to get rid, so will drop price.

    Out of curiosity, if the prices went the other way, would you complain?
    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 9th Oct 17, 1:17 PM
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    I recently purchased a property and after 3 months of being the only occupant on site the other properties are being sold at greatly discounted prices, the same house type being £44,000 cheaper than my purchase price. Does anyone have any experience of this or know if I am entitled to raise a complaint with the Ombudsman?

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    Originally posted by cducat
    Complain about what? You purchased the property at a price you must have deemed reasonable, I can't see any reason to complain, moan yes, complain no.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 9th Oct 17, 1:22 PM
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    I paid £4 for a pint in my pub when I found out after I could have gone to Tesco and got one for £1....
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