Cambridgeshire

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4.27
Average Location Score

Excellent

49%

Very Good

34%

Average

12%

Disappointing

4%

Very Poor

1%

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Mixed feelings

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Review Date Oct 2021

The area is a short walk to a large shopping centre with Tesco Extra. There are also several fast food restaurants and a leisure centre close by. The development is quiet and surrounded by open spaces and lakes.

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The design of the estate is generally good but the roads are narrow in places. The roads are still unmade after over 2 years living here. We are charged an annual fee for maintenance of the development but the company have never done anything. When it rains several of the roads flood and the main road gets so bad you have to drive on the wrong side to avoid it.

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Make sure you continually hound the after sales if you want anything doing, else they will ignore you.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Nobody on the estate has ever seen them do any work but they are happy to send threatening letters demanding payment

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Location
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Good location but poor development and after sale customer support!

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Review Date Oct 2021

Hampton garden is a great location to live in, Tesco Extra and Aldi supermarkets, cafes, Mcdonalds, Vivacity and schools are at walking distance. Unfortunately there are no banks around in this area and for public transport connectivity one needs to walk for 10 mins for the bus stand. There is no Children park ready yet its been 3 years since we moved in. Street condition in Hampton Garden is very very bad.

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Persimmon Homes after customer care is very poor. We received our new house keys with a broken gas meter box. We informed them within the week we received the keys, have been following up with their customer care for last 28 months and we were given random excuses and told that new gas meter box is ordered. After two years of continuous followup now customer care says that ‘they can not do anything about it and we have to get a new box fit at our own cost”.
They are busy selling the house with extremely poor customer care.

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I wish I had known about Persimmon Home’s Poor customer support !

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

NO RESPONSE. We have received our new house keys with ‘Broken Gas Meter Box’. They are saying they can not do anything about it.

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Design
3
Location
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The design of the house and the rooms are well thought out and was provided in the floor plans before we purchased the plot.

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Review Date Oct 2021

Overall living in Hampton for a first time buyer has a lot of local amenities which is really convenient as you do not need to travel to town.

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The design of the house and the rooms are well thought out and was provided in the floor plans before we purchased the plot. We was updated with the progress of the house and was able to move in on the date they provided. No issues apart from what was picked up in the snags report but these were all dealt with before we moved in.

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We just wish we knew the size of the windows for each room so we could buy curtains and blinds before we moved in.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

We reported all the errors on the snags report and these were all dealt with.

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Design
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Hampton Gardens aka Hampton Wastelands!

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Review Date Oct 2021

Hampton is OK, the Serpentine centre is nice and there are plenty of local shops and take away outlets. There is also a good Gym near by.
Its definitely a young family and commuter location, something we didn’t realise (or was told by the completely untrustworthy and downright unhelpful Persimmon sales staff).
If you have older children, or no children left at home, look elsewhere.

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What can I say, we were sold something that does not exist at Hampton Gardens. Really quiet we were told – its not. If you enjoy dodging dog mess like landmines on the paths or living on an estate where the roads are never finished then this is the place for you! If you love a backstabbing ‘community’, well this place is perfect for you. We are leaving just as soon as we can, its truly the WORST place we have ever lived BY FAR. As for the so called ‘Orchard’ at the centre of the development its a complete joke. Its a truly terrible development. I’m certain the Persimmon Managers and Directors are laughing all teh way to the bank with their huge bonus’s.

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We had no idea how bad this place was, we truly believe we were mis-sold our dream location. So very unhappy that we are having to move again at great expense and disruption to ourselves.
It had potential but the developers pretty much got us to sign up and then that was it as far as help or support, so much for the quiet, edge of the development cul-de-sac we were led to believe we would have (as were our neighbours!)

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The haven’t. The public spaces are just a mess, I guess you could call it natural, if you like weeds, rubbish and dog mess that is!

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