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    • dush_yant
    • By dush_yant 7th Feb 18, 10:26 PM
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    What to look out for when buying a new home
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:26 PM
    What to look out for when buying a new home 7th Feb 18 at 10:26 PM
    Hi all,
    Reading the forum posts some members have mentioned instances where the new home they bought had modifications done to it by developer without them being aware - e.g. driveway orientation modified, garden shortened or window designs changed. Or worse they gone handed over a home with major faults like fixtures not correct or damp problem.
    Any specific question or things I should look out for when choosing a new home?
    And any developer to stay away from or are they all the same?
    Many thanks.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Feb 18, 7:06 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:06 AM
    Not all developers are the same. There are bound to be significant differences between large national companies worth billions, who use much contract labour, and smaller firms with their own more stable work force and connections to outside contractors.

    But even within the same organisation there can be quite marked differences between sites, depending on the effectiveness of management.

    One of my close relatives works on the management side and he's recently moved from a larger contractor to a much smaller outfit, because he could no longer maintain the standards he was used to achieving. He'd become disillusioned with the quality of labour supplied and the constant re-doing of work that was not completed properly first time around.

    But how to sort the wheat from the chaff? Hopefully, someone will come along and give you some pointers. I'm sure there are some good new builds out there, but I'd not buy new myself. I like to see how an area of housing has shaken-down as a community, because that's the other 'known unknown' with new build estates.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 8th Feb 18, 7:54 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:54 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:54 AM
    Make sure the floor boards are poop free


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5785498&highlight=floor
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
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