Quote Originally Posted by rl4engc View Post
Typical of these disgraceful house building companies, they really are up there with parking enforcement companies, ambulance chasing lawyers etc. Other practices they like to use to fleece buyers and maximise profit:

1) Targeting local councils without a "Local Plan" for homebuilding, they know that they'll be allowed to build pretty much what they want as it will get through appeal if there's no plan in place.
2) Govt/Planners in some cases set minumum room sizes as a condition for getting permission. Once obtained this will be quietly ignored.
3) A new "finished" home with no carpets or turf in the garden? WTF?!
4) Avoiding all that messy brownfield land in favour of nice easy countryside to build acres of their identikit homes on.
You forgot 0) - get planning permission for land and sit on it as long as possible.