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Should it be there?
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:32:48 pm »
Hi all,

Looking for some advice please. We have recently moved into a new build property.
It is an individual property built on a bit of land.
We had nothing to do with the development and bought the property through an estate agent after there was a number of failed sales.

I have recently been looking at the plans on the local authorities planning portal and whilst on the whole there house matches mostly with plans there are some work that hasn’t been carried out.

The one we are unhappy about  is a Canopy over the front door it is on the plan but not been added to the property. We have spoken to the developer and they claim it was just to make the house look aesthetically pleasing on the plans and will not been getting it put on, for they will at the cost of £1,000 to us. We have also spoken to the council and they have said if it's on the plan then that is what they have signed off on and should be included.

Anybody out there have any ideas where we stand?

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Re: Should it be there?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 11:10:10 am »
You could write to the council as it is different from the approved plans. They in turn could require you as property owner to carry out any works so it meets the approved plans or make a retrospective rider planning application.

As for the builder, it depends on whether you actually viewed the completed house before you agreed to buy it or if you actually bought it (exchange contracts) based on plans and artists impressions.
If it was the later you may have a case for mis-selling, if you viewed the completed house then you bought as seen.
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