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New home nightmares – what to be aware of before buying

Simon Pook, Head of Residential Property

This article outlines the difficulties that some people have experienced when buying off-plan.  It contains a useful checklist as to what to think about if you are buying a brand new home.

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 20 December.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jan/28/bovis-home-hundreds-of-snags-angry-buyers-unfinished-homes

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