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  1. Spark

    Hi AMD,

    I saw your message asking me to PM you. PM doesn't work on your account. My email address is situations@gmail.com

  2. You better check out your service charge, the figure previously quoted will possibly include water rates. And double check the management company, the flats in the block Spark is talking about is Managed by Houston Lawrence, the other two blocks are managed by Peverel /Solitaire (good luck to you if you have this company!!!)
  3. Reading the London Lite this evening this ad caught my eye http://www.galliardhomes.com/ I reckon this must be the tip of the ice-berg, more to come from the other developers AMD
  4. The original price was £300k, negative equity of £100k before they have moved in AMD
  5. No, because they think they're Right already!! If you want them to write one, that another matter AMD
  6. No, the property has now been built the OP is trying (2 year later) to get a mortgage to complete Hence the survey! AMD
  7. I've just copied this from a Berekely buyer who posted on one of the many forum. I reckon Berkeley are cutting their loses and preparing the flats for resale at a much lower price. I Quote Hi all, I've just been to see my flat bought off plan in 2007. It's supposed to be top spec according to the sales brochures. The finish was very disappointing to say the least. Poor tiling, poor finish to walls/skirting boards etc. Low quality materials and sanitary ware used in kitchen and bathroom. Things that were specified in brochure such as chrome light and plug fitting had been replaced with normal white plastic ones. Price was almost 300000 and it has been valued at 200,000. Basically I want to be released from my contract as i feel it has been missold. My surveyor says he is not responsible for commenting on the finish or materials used and my solicitor says I need some proof of it being sub standard. Does anyone know who can provide this proof or comment on wether or not they have delivered what they promised?? (can't believe I paid the surveyor 400 quid and he cant!). UnQuote AMD
  8. Just found some listing for it - eye watering indeed Not sure why the one bed is more expensive than the two, could be completion problems. I for one would not wish to live 42 Storeys Up They've got a nerve listing it as an investment opportunity http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/new-homes/property-22989296.html?locationIdentifier=OUTCODE^2309&displayPropertyType=flats&retirement=false&oldDisplayPropertyType=flats&newHome=true&pageNumber=1&fromSummary=true&backToListURL=%2Fproperty-for-sale%2Ffind.html%3FlocationIdentifier%3DOUTCODE%255E2309%26displayPropertyType%3Dflats%26retirement%3Dfalse%26oldDisplayPropertyType%3Dflats%26newHome%3Dtrue http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/new-homes/property-22989266.html?locationIdentifier=OUTCODE^2309&displayPropertyType=flats&retirement=false&oldDisplayPropertyType=flats&newHome=true&pageNumber=1&fromSummary=true&backToListURL=%2Fproperty-for-sale%2Ffind.html%3FlocationIdentifier%3DOUTCODE%255E2309%26displayPropertyType%3Dflats%26retirement%3Dfalse%26oldDisplayPropertyType%3Dflats%26newHome%3Dtrue
  9. The reason for my question, was that I pass it on the train everyday going to and from work, I thought it was another office block , it's quite close to the rail line, I wouldn't fancy living there myself. I was very suprised to read about the asking price, utter madness!! AMD
  10. Hi Imarton Ignore the previous posters!! They will see the errors of their ways. As you can see from my previous posts about my daugther moving into the area. I am happy to report that she completed on her purchase at Tideslea Path last week, and has now moved into her 2bed 2bathroom flat. Despite the negative postings that came my way about her moving into West Thamemead, I can say that we are very happy she made the decision to go ahead with the purchase. The area IS NOT AS BAD AS EVERYONE ON HERE WILL TRY TO MAKE OUT and the price she waaaay under £130K was brilliant compared with the Woolwich Arsenal Site which are asking £300k for a similar sized apartment. But hers includes secure parking! I will pass on your comments about journey times, as she is literally just around the corner from you. The people we have come across since she has moved in have been very friendly and the comunity is mixed. We have been pleasantly surprised too about the area. I think more FTBs will be attracted to area because of the price and value for money that these properties now represent. I was looking through my local paper the other day and a one bedroom, one bathroom new build flat was going in Forest Hill SE23 for £205k. I for one am glad that my daughter will not be saddled with that kind of debt for an apartment that is a lot smaller than hers. AMD PS. No I am not an Estate Agent.
  11. Reading a couple of articles on this new development in Elephant and Castle Here's one http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/new_homes/article2030822.ece A lot of these flats were bought off-plan in 2007, with only a few remaining including the penthouse at 2.5million. I wonder how many are going to find the finances to complete. It's been reported that completion is ahead of schedule now for the end of 2009 instead of spring 2010. There must be a lot of worried purchases out there at the moment. AMD
  12. Are you using an independent Financial Advisor for buying this property, or are you using the Estate Agent's Advisor. Is this a new build? did any of the recommendations come from the builders? You can speak to the surveyor if you are not happy with the valuation, can't see why unless you were hoping for the valuation to come in lower, so that you could re-negotiate. Did you do your research before putting your offer in, similar priced properties in the area going for the amount you offered. If you are not now willing to pay the price you have offered, walk away. AMD
  13. Berekeley is one of many developers in this situation. And like the support groups being formed up and down the country, they will not want to break ranks from the other developers (don't forget safety in numbers). If Berekely gives way to the buyers demands, the others will be forced to, leaving a huge hole in the developer budget sheet. At the moment its a case of who blinks first. I believe there is one developer who is in the process of taking the buyer to court, but here's a link of buyers fighting their cause http://www.moneysupermarket.com/community/...ill-158216.aspx AMD
  14. I posted about this on the Moneysavingexpert.co.uk site, but mostly everyone there thought it had nothing to do with property , I was pointing out that there are a good few sitting tenants being victimised by their landlords. general feeling was, so what, the subject didn't belong with buying selling or letting. I'd but go off and be a landlord, seems like they can get away with anything!!! Son of Fred, I posted up the Van Hoogstraten link, it made not a blind bit of difference.
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