Berkshire is a county in the South East of England. It has a population of around 540,000 and contains some beautiful countryside and towns. The landscape here is varied, from chalk downland through rich farmland to woodland and water features. The county town is Reading and there are many other large towns such as Newbury, Swindon and Wokingham which all have their own attractions. Berkshire also has many amazing educational institutions including world-leading universities like the University of Reading.
When we moved we were told there would be a district village centre with shops bars restaurants and a new doctors – three years on nothing and at least another two to wait ! There was never a plan for a doctors that was a lie. There is inadequate visitors spaces and the only traffic and anti social behaviour we experience is from Redrow themselves building three extra houses in a phase that was completed three years ago!
Please review your development:
House is lovely, could be bigger no storage and told you can’t use the attic as it invalidates your guarantee – not told this before you buy! No facilities within in the estate the only nice bit of grass has just had three houses crammed onto it – the whole estate is just house after house after house. Ridiculous fees have to be paid to a property management company who do nothing so beware these fees are also uncapped so they can charge what they like, dead grass dead plants weeds everywhere your fees also cover the whole of Arborfield which is unkempt and looks a mess ! Horrible developer horrible estate, nasty bullies wish we had never moved here. Houses are built onto pathways so you just have constant people traffic all day outside your home and they plant your gardens with grass which dogs use as their toilets – you are not allowed to put up any form of fencing to prevent this or alter the front of your property for five years. The pictures show oil patches left in the road outside our home from Redrow whose contractors park outside directly outside our home on a daily basis ruining our lives. It Sat morning and they started at 730am once again they are relentless.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
How awful their customer service is and lack of empathy and understanding this company take your money and throw you to the dogs
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
We get told tough deal with it you knew we were going to build another three houses yes but we did not consent to be treated in this manner and bullied on a daily basis