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Extra houses?
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:47:52 am »
I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I moved into my new Persimmon home last June and other than a few snags which have now been sorted, I've been pretty happy.
However, on Monday builders have arrived and started digging foundations on land that we were told (and is clearly marked on plans) as being for landscaping. Are they allowed to change the plans like this without informing us? Do we have any rights at all?

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Re: Extra houses?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 09:00:56 am »
First of all I will assume that planning application was made and approved by the Local Authority.
Perhaps you should check.
As of the process, anyone likely to be affected should have been notified and asked for their views (if any).

If you were  shown and signed as seeing plans that indicated that this area was a public open space and if the Title Deeds do not specifically permit Persimmon to change the plans you may have a case.
You could complain to Persimmon asking for them to stop building these houses or pay you compensation. When they object, you could make a claim using the Adjudication Scheme in the Consumer Code fro Home Builders.

Sadly, I am afraid as it stands in the current political climate, greedy house builders can cram as many new homes in as they can get away with (that people will still buy) and there is very little you can do other than rely on the planning process.

You should be thankful that, as far as you are aware, you may be one of those rare "lucky" Persimmon new home buyers with few issues, that is happy with their Persimmon home.
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Re: Extra houses?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 09:10:38 am »
Thanks... I'll report back if I get anywhere incase it's useful to others.