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26 July 2012

Buying a new Build: Part Four: The Problems

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The problems

Now don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change my house for a billion pounds. I absolutely love it, but just because it's a new build does not mean it doesn't come without it's own problems.
I think a lot of the issues that people raise regarding new builds is the aesthetics - it's brand new so why shouldn't it be perfect?
So a lot of my problems were things like 
  • Grout on my pearlescent bathroom tiles that hadn't been cleaned.
  • Hole in wall paper in the hall and dining areas.
  • Pencil left on walls from measuring whatever builders measure.
  • Bannisters were a bit rough around the edges
and the list goes on ........

These can all usually be fixed up the day you notice them and they are not much of a problem. However, I read after committing to buying a new build and off plan, that you can expect to find at least 10 faults with the house itself, teething problems if you like. My heart dropped when I read this and I was just dreading the day I moved in.

My teething problems included
  • Leak under the kitchen sink on day one - I put my single girl skills to good use to fix that leak! Superwomen!
  • Upstairs en-suite radiator had a leak 
  • Bathroom toilet also has a leak
  • Ridiculous carpentry (that still hasn't been fixed & probably won't be)
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  • Getting a washing machine delivered instead of a washer dryer - that will be delivered this week.
These again can be fixed by the company that you bought from. I have to say I have been really lucky with mine, they fixed any problems (nearly) on that day. I have heard some horror stories though, like roofs falling through and houses sinking - yikes!

Hugs & Kisses
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6 comments:

Mrs C said...

ME AND MY HUSBAND BOUGHT A NEW BUILT CONDO TOO, THE PROBLEM IS THE SAME. WE HAD THE HOUSE CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY AFTER THE MINI RENOVATION WE HAD. LEAKAGE IS ANOTHER NORMAL PROBLEM, SO MAKE USE OF THE 2 YEARS WARRANTY THAT CAME WITH THE HOUSE. BEWARE OF THE LEAKING IN THE WALL, EITHER OF YOURS OR YOUR NEIGHBORS'.. THE WATER WILL LEAK IN THE WALL AND SEEPS THROUGH TO BOTH UNITS (YOURS AND THE NEIGHBOR'S) AND IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING QUICKLY, IT WOULD LEAVE WATER STAINS AND MOLD ON THE WALL. 2 YEARS HAS PASSED SINCE WE RECEIVED OUR KEY AND SO FAR SO GOOD BESIDES MINOR PROBLEM. WE ONLY GO THERE ONCE A YEAR FOR VACATION, THOUGH..

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW HOUSE, CONGRATS!

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rouli said...

xexe

wish u the best dear!

kiss rouli

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Having the same issues with our new house too - it has leaks and issues, super frustrating!
xx

The Urban Umbrella
xoxo

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Diva In Me said...

Hope all will be good eventually.

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Looking Fab in your forties said...

I did once buy a new house, it was about 17 years ago now and we had a small "snagging" list as they call them. They wasn't as quick to fix as yours have been and I dread to think what would happen if you were the last person on site to buy the last house when the builders had left!

Elena said...

Nice post :D

Hope you'll visit me back,
Kisses, Elena