Essex

HomeViews collects verified resident reviews for new build homes across the UK. The rankings below are calculated based on the overall star ratings for each development. However, the HomeViews Transparency Rating also affects a development’s ranking, as this indicates how recent its reviews are and how many it has received. Explore the best new homes developments in this region below, then click on the developments to see detailed reviews and ratings for Design, Management, Location, Value and Facilities for each.

4.54
Average Location Score

Excellent

66%

Very Good

27%

Average

5%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

1%

Best places to live in Essex

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Love our plot!

Review Date Nov 2021

The local shops, restaurants & bars are all in close proximity to the apartment which is a huge positive to living on this block! You cannot hear any traffic/building noise as the apartment is sound proof! It feels like a very safe area, however the building needs new doors as they do not shut properly meaning non-tenants can access the building. If I could add one thing to living here, it would be having a free parking space!

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I love our buildings design. From the layout to the interior – it’s so modern & fresh! I love the colour scheme and it won me over as soon as I walked in! It’s great we have the property management that there to help with all our needs. Plus facilities such as a post room which is great when we aren’t in & can keep our parcels safe!

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Wish I knew our block isn’t part of the Chelmsford Council area… doesn’t matter so much as we found a way around parking but would be good if we had the help & didn’t have to figure it out ourselves

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The building management will always respond quickly to any of our queries. We haven’t had to ask for much as we’ve only lived here for just over a month but so far so good!

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great management and welcoming community

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Review Date Nov 2021

Nice and welcoming community. Near the town centre- great for shopping, food, gym, walks, picnics, drinks and much more .
Traffic by tesco at times.
Parking is fine if you have 1 car and no visitors as anywhere you park you will get fined sadly.

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Management have been welcoming, professional, friendly and rapid in all situations.
They have always had any questions me and my partner have- answered straight away.
Always helpful and happy which makes everything feel more welcoming and pleasant.

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That when the sun shines through it gets super hot.
The windows have a cold draft that you can feel

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

They have always been good and explained things.
But I still would like the floor to be repaired and look nice.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Warning do not buy a Persimmon home

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Review Date Oct 2021

As this is only 100 characters I cannot express everything . Score out of ten would be zero. Warning

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The development has other builders such as Taylor wimpey and Barrats I advise to purchase with them. The site is rarely cleaned and continuously muddy . This as you can imagine is not a pleasant site to live on , no care so whatever.

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Standard very low literally nothing good to say

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

Awful issues from a year ago have not been addressed

1
Facilities
1
Design
3
Location
1
Value
1
Management
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Worst experience of our life! Could have killed us!

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Review Date Oct 2021

Property looks nice but once lived in a world of problems with no solutions! Not worth the stress, Avoid!

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YOU MUST READ!! Avoid, Avoid! One of the worst experiences Of our life’s buying a redrow home, one year later review, we have had nothing but problems, we have had electrics with no earth that could of killed someone! We have had blocked drains, sewage backing up in to the house and burst out on the the front of the house on to the lawn, no working fridge freezer for 3 months, no working dishwasher for 3 months, no extractor fan for 3 months, all our drains are not level, waiting in for a whole year for different trade peoples that don’t turn up, all kitchen units a different shade of colour, redrow will do what they can to get a good review on the NHBC Inc a few sweeteners which we fell for as a way of compensation to get a good review that would make out that they were perfect, this is fraud and unfair on other Builders that do a honest job, customers get blackmailed to give a good review, I am now taking this further and going to the papers, save your money and don’t buy a redrow home!!!

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YOU MUST READ!! Avoid, Avoid! One of the worst experiences Of our life’s buying a redrow home, one year later review, we have had nothing but problems, we have had electrics with no earth that could of killed someone! We have had blocked drains, sewage backing up in to the house and burst out on the the front of the house on to the lawn, no working fridge freezer for 3 months, no working dishwasher for 3 months, no extractor fan for 3 months, all our drains are not level, waiting in for a whole year for different trade peoples that don’t turn up, all kitchen units a different shade of colour, redrow will do what they can to get a good review on the NHBC Inc a few sweeteners which we fell for as a way of compensation to get a good review that would make out that they were perfect, this is fraud and unfair on other Builders that do a honest job, customers get blackmailed to give a good review, I am now taking this further and going to the papers, save your money and don’t buy a redrow home!!!

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

Hundreds of outstanding issues, still not resolved

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Facilities
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Design
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Location
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