We were shown the house by an agent from Spencers in Woodford Green who didn't even take us to the garden. The house was still undergoing major works but assured it would be ready by moving in day (in 5 days time). When we moved in the carpet was replaced with a cheap, brownish thin one with paint drippings all over, leaving a gap between floors and walls of about 2cm, which means chilly drafts in winter and creepy crawlies in summer, in places you could actually see outside!!! One of the bedroom has rising damp throughout the winter forcing us (3 of us!) to sleep in only one bedroom! Of course Freshwater was notified but with the excuse that the person managing the house retired, all was forgotten! We asked to replace the bathroom taps that don't work, after 10 months we are still waiting! In the garden (if we may call it so) the sewage wall will overflow with heavy rain and all the lovely stuff spreads onto the lawn! Lovely! The wallpaper looks like is being applied by an 8 year old and painted by nursery children. We were told the house was previously occupied by an old couple living there (and renting!!!!) for 60 years! When we asked the neighbours they told us that the previous tenant was at house arrests, social assistants visiting during the day, drug dealers at night, found also a BULLET under the carpet!!!! The house previously was used as an office, that explain the poor kitchen appliances and furniture! And the flooring in the kitchen is a major hazard, with holes where we stumble all the time! Definitely not suitable for young children. Definitely not suitable for ANYONE! Totally unsafe property run by totally uninterested people! AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!
What agent could do to change your mind?
they should provide a finished property where you can actually live in, not in a shelter fixed by cheap, dubious and amateur contractors whose only aim is to finish quickly using the cheapest materials around. totally painful!