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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Well thats just because they want to chuck up the little boxes, pack people in and fook off.

    My mate bought a new build in Widnes (well he says Cronton but...) it is a 3 bed detached with minuscule grounds and within walking distance of pretty much zero amenities

    He paid 230k + has to pay 3 k per year ground rent

    fookin nuts
    We bought a new build recently, which was never really the plan as we share the bias against them, but there's very little on the market around here. The builders have a good reputation and the previously built houses seem to be bedding in well. Main compromise is small back garden. Plus side is that it has a view of the mountains across the sea and the kids can walk to school. Overall it seems worthwhile so far.

    Ground rent (leasehold?) is nuts on a house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    My mate bought a new build in Widnes (well he says Cronton but...) it is a 3 bed detached with minuscule grounds and within walking distance of pretty much zero amenities

    He paid 230k + has to pay 3 k per year ground rent

    fookin nuts
    and maybe that's one of those new builds where the ground rent doubles every few years, making them completely unsaleable.

    There was a big hoo ha about that a few months ago, because the solicitors (recommended by the developers!) never warned buyers of the terrible long term penalty of exponentially increasing ground rent.

    (If there was any justice, those solicitors would have been disqualified for life, for gross dereliction of their professional duty!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    We bought a new build recently, which was never really the plan as we share the bias against them, but there's very little on the market around here. The builders have a good reputation and the previously built houses seem to be bedding in well. Main compromise is small back garden. Plus side is that it has a view of the mountains across the sea and the kids can walk to school. Overall it seems worthwhile so far.

    Ground rent (leasehold?) is nuts on a house.
    Good old Mournes I presume. 'In the North' you can buy out the ground rent for minimal cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
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    Generally our Bldg Regs are quite good, acoustics is one where build quality & design is key
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
    Generally our Bldg Regs are quite good, acoustics is one where build quality & design is key
    ATW is more worried about the smell of kebabs from downstairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
    Why do you say they are bad ?
    Ever been in a recently new built home? Cardboard walls, low ceilings, Rubbish materials used, etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Ever been in a recently new built home? Cardboard walls, low ceilings, Rubbish materials used, etc etc
    Looks like there is plenty of scope for some additional "features", should you luck out


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Ever been in a recently new built home? Cardboard walls, low ceilings, Rubbish materials used, etc etc
    It's like lots of things. Make sure you buy quality, but I agree that there is a lot of bad quality out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Looks like there is plenty of scope for some additional "features", should you luck out

    Unfinished walls? They're finished, they're just crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Unfinished walls? They're finished, they're just crap.
    I don't usually see a house wall like that with ventilation holes.

    Must be a new design

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