Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Buyer beware

Couple stunned as kitchen collapses 24 hours after moving into their Northampton home

"A COUPLE were left devastated after their kitchen floor collapsed, causing £24,000 of damage only 24 hours after they moved into their new Northampton home" “The kitchen was in perfect condition and it was one of the reasons we bought the house. The place didn’t need much work doing to it at all.” "The couple were left even more distraught when they found out that their insurance company, Direct Line, would not pay for repairs to the kitchen" Terrible story for the young couple, but it shows how fraught with danger buying a house can actually be.

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  • the survey we had completed by Connells DID NOT show any structural defects – we would never have bought the house if we’d known there was an issue with the floor! AFTER the collapse, a structural engineer was called in who said the floor wasn’t stable – but had lasted from 85 years so couldn’t be classed as structurally defective and that ground movement must’ve have caused the collapse – i.e subsidence, which home insurance DOES cover…but Direct Line are doing their upmost to get out of it.

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