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Barrett homes should be pirate homes....
Author Name: MG
Advantages: Good way to waste lots of money on something which will never be worth it
Disadvantages: They are so bad a monkey with a hammer could build a better house
Moved in 5 years ago to the Kings Park development in Hull.
Where to start, initialaly we were told we would be eligable for a first time buyer scheme which they had a giant billboard outside the sales office (they would pay 5% of the deposit), however when we turned up to sign the contract we were told they don't do it anymore (we are talking about a week later) as you can imagine finding out we needed an extra £8000 wasn't a great start.
My wife had her heart set on the place so we went for it anyway and just chalked it up to bad luck.
The luck continued as the date for completion moved by 6 months and then again less than a week before we were due to move in they said it would be another month.
This same bad luck has led us to ill fitting flooring (you can clearly see gaps, in some cases 2 cm away from the skirting board) and the flooring which was VERY expensive was covered in scratches before we even moved in, a boiler which has broken twice, an oven 3 times, walls which are not straight or level, doors which do not fit, loose and cracked floor and wall tiles , a patio door which wasn't fitted correctly and the lock has broken twice as a consequence, lighting which buzzes, problems with the showers leaking, problems with toilets not flushing, ill fitting wardrobes the list just goes on and on!
Even the garden was basically a skip contents covered with turf.
I would NEVER buy another house from barrett, they are virtually impossible to get things fixed because once they have your money they don't seem interested. The last few times I bother to try to contact them they just ignored me completely.
It's great to be stuck with a money pit, which has cost thousands to get fixed at the same time as its lost about £50,000 off its value.
Summary: Do not under any circumstances buy a house from barrett, if I could rate them less than a 1 I would!
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