A six-year builder’s warranty is part of the package at a brand new home for sale on a large corner plot.The three-bedroom detached house is by Kent-based family firm SR-2 Construction. At Mill Lane, Herne Bay, it is for sale with Ward and Partners, priced at £525,000.There’s plenty of driveway parking and the A299 Thanet Way and Herne Bay train station are a short drive away.Entrance hall leads to a 24ft kitchen/diner with central island, solid quartz block worktops and polished porcelain floor tiles. Integrated AEG appliances include dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, double oven and hob.There’s a 17ft lounge, a utility room, a cloakroom and the ground floor has underfloor heating.On the first floor are three bedrooms, all with carpets, the master having an en suite. The family bathroom is also on this floor.Gardens wrap around the house with lawns to the front and block-paved parking to the side. The back garden is securely fenced with … [Read more...] about A new home that’s pretty as a picture
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Westminster city council is to ban new supersize properties built for oligarchs and other members of the global elite in order to free up space for more affordable homes. The council, which includes the areas of Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia, said it would restrict new homes larger than 150 sq metres (1,615 sq ft) because “Westminster’s position in the global housing market can create demand for supersize properties which underoptimise development of Westminster’s scarce land resource”. Westminster said banning “Monopoly board-style” homes would help free up more space for affordable homes for Londoners. The ban is part of Westminster’s 2019-40 development plan released on Monday night, which also included a commitment to build more than 10,000 affordable units by 2040. The council said 150 sq metres was 50% larger than the average private home in the borough and would “still enable generously sized homes to be developed to meet … [Read more...] about Westminster council to ban supersize new homes
PUBLISHED: 09:31 13 November 2018 David Vincent Award-winning Suffolk builder Steve Lee, a NHBC Pride in the Job regional winner Archant Independent builder Stephen Lee from S R Lee Ltd, Brundish has been crowned the East Regional Winner in the Small Builder category in the third round of NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2018 for his new build homes in Stradbroke, Eye. 1 Chantala Close, Wilby Road, StradbrokeSuffolk-based Stephen Lee from S R Lee Ltd has been crowned the East Regional Winner in the Small Builder category in the third round of NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2018 for his new build homes in Stradbroke, Eye.Now in their 38th year, the competition organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, is the most highly regarded awards in the house-building industry.They recognise and reward a site manager’s dedication to achieving the highest standards in house building, and their commitment to building homes … [Read more...] about Building new homes for Suffolk people
The government is under pressure to set up an independent ombudsman with the power to order housebuilders to pay out up to £50,000 or even reverse a sale, following reports of new-home buyers lumbered with defective properties. A group of MPs and peers has called on the government to make it mandatory for housebuilders to belong to the proposed scheme, which would be free for consumers and offer a quick resolution to disputes. The scheme would be funded by a levy on housebuilders, with larger ones such as Berkeley Group, Persimmon, Barratt, Galliford Try, Redrow and Bovis Homes, paying more than small and medium-sized firms. A report, Better Redress for Home Buyers, by the all-party parliamentary group for excellence in the built environment, highlights the confusing landscape buyers face when trying to resolve building defects, not helped by a plethora of warranties, housebuilding codes and complaints procedures. It says the proposed ombudsman should be able to order payouts of … [Read more...] about MP back plan for ombudsman to resolve new homes disputes
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 10:45 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 30 April 2018 What legal points do you need to consider when buying a new home? Susan Ward, from Spire solicitors, advises. Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk What do you need to consider legally when buying a new home? Susan Ward, from Spire solicitors, discusses. Susan Ward, Spire solicitors. Pic: Rob Ward Photography. Who are the developers? There are many different companies in the UK offering everything from affordable housing to luxury apartments. The choice might seem bewildering and so it is important to carry out some research to see which developer matches your requirements. Look online to see what other people are saying and visit the developer’s other sites to see the overall finish. What guarantees do they offer? The National House Building Council (NHBC) is the standard-setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK. New home developers who are … [Read more...] about What you need to consider legally when buying a new home?