Angry homeowners hit out at creator over ‘joke’ new build homes


Angry homeowners have struck out at a housing creator after finding a catalogue of issues with their new build properties.
Andy Toulson said he had found problems after difficulty with a new townhouse he acquired in Castleford, West Yorkshire, and is fighting to get originator Avant Homes to treat them.
He branded the case a “joke”, saying the many matters had destroyed his and his partner’s dream.
Issues at home in a development called Elliot Place incorporate a faulty staircase, plumbing issues, poor windows that permit cold in, a kitchen that “virtually needs a full replace”, and a soggy garden.

Other problems have included:
Unsecured dishwater.
A kitchen extractor fan without a flue.
A toilet that won’t stop flushing.
Toulson, who moved into the Yorkshire thing with partner Emma, said: “It’s demolish our dream.”
He said all guests notice when they overtake the many difficulties, adding: “It’s flatter a joke house having to explain how the toilet labour.
“I feel that now Avant has our money; they’re uninterested. They have the assets and parts to fix our problems, but their priority is building more and acquiring more people to make money.
“There’s now even a board surface the showhouse on the estate saying Avant is highest rated for customer contentment!
“All I want is some factual detail, no rubbish, and some fixed, agreed dates to complete the work.”
Toulson is one of many homeowners who claim to be on the getting end of sub-standard work.
Adam Newman, who walked onto the estate with his wife last February, said: “We have had problems since we moved in and still have the same issues now.

Show and tell

A realtor’s job is to prep houses for potential buyers to view and take buyers to home showings. Typically, it’s all pretty routine. But sometimes, well, these visits go differently than planned. While a listing agent may be entrusted with putting a home’s best foot forward to score peak dollar for the seller, there may be a hiccough or two that they could never have anticipated when home shoppers stroll through the door. In other instances, the sellers are too attached to what is about to become their late home and hold on to being present at the manifest, which can lead to awkward moments and amusing stories.
We asked realtors from all over the country to share their most catchy (and not in a good way) home showings that you must read to believe. Want to guffaw even more? Check out these customer help jokes that will also make you LOL.

Room with a view

This awkward nanosecond from Luke Smith, founder of We Buy Property in Kentucky, is sufficient to make any seller inspect the coast before taking a likely buyer to tour the house. “One particular afternoon, we collect a call from a homeowner who held out we come over to sight a house he wanted to sell,” says Smith. “We strolled around the outside and then made our way indoors. He went room by room, hole bedroom doors, but when he swayed the main bedroom door wide open, his wife had just acquired out of the shower and was changing! She screamed. He laughed, and I rotated away as if there was nothing to see. We continued to tour the belongings, and she emerged a few moments later, fully clothed. We ended up buying the house even as the awkward tour.” Here are a few secrets your existing estate agent needs to tell you.

Potty humor

Were they going to check out a home? Avoid using their restroom. “The most awkward moments I have encountered myself and heard of from my colleagues all require a client going to the bathroom through the showing,” says Bill Samuel, a residential actual estate banker and estate broker in Illinois. “While each story begins in the bathroom, the embarrassing result has had a few different results. Once, a client used the restroom and never flushed, leaving the owner (a house flipper) to find a shock when they checked in on the property. Another time, the client used the lavatory and clogged the toilet but didn’t say anything, which wound up overflowing. Some men had to be made.” For more laughs, examine the 12 craziest things that start during home inspections.

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