Oxfordshire

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Excellent

56%

Very Good

37%

Average

6%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

2%

Best places to live in Oxfordshire

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A great house but not a good development

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Review Date Oct 2021

Good:
– well located, shops are in a close proximity and convenient
– nice walks and run routes directly from the development

Bad:
– it is messy!! So much rubbish is being left by the builders all the time
– the landscaping is not finished and nobody cares! Weeds and bricks left outside. The area around the showhome is clean and tidy but beside it everything is a mess
– driveway design – we either have to reverse across two houses or go over a pavement to get into our driveway

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The house was built well, there were some snags but they are to be expected.

Sales department was really good and made buying a smooth process

Customer care and Miller’s contractors to fix any snags are absolutely the worst. You can’t get hold of them and when they eventually attend they end up breaking the whole thing and making it look worse than it was.

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I wish I knew how hard it would be to get Miller to fix snags

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

Responded and addressed some a year later. Certain snags still remain outstanding.

2
Facilities
2
Design
4
Location
4
Value
1
Management
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Nice area to live in.

Review Date Oct 2021

There are limited shops and and restaurants nearby, but the town centre isn’t too far and has good facilities. The local Sainsbury’s has a fresh bakery with donuts and a wide selection of produce.

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The area is fairly well designed and nice to live in. The upkeep of the area is somewhat lacking as there are quite a few communal areas that became very overgrown in the summer.

However the park itself is nice for the kids. The area is very close to the countryside and makes for some nice walks.

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I wish I had known that the soil is very heavy and laden with clay, making it quite poor for drainage. We have since adjusted our plans in the garden, but we had to install a French drain in order to properly irrigate the facility.

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

We had several issues with leaky plumbing but they were prompt in fixing our issues with no charge to ourselves.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Excellent location and design of area.

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Review Date Oct 2021

Living around the large circular design gives great views of the landscape. The park is excellent for children. Excellent off road parking. Sainsburys local nearby is ideal (could even be bigger to meet demand, in honesty). Nice local village in Drayton nearby, with pub. Bin collections fine. Traffic lights are noisy when people press the button to cross the road. Excellent house designs. Modern touches, including LED lighting and USB plugs.

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I purchased my home via shared ownership. The first month was agreeable with repairing defects. I still, however, had defects that I chased for over a year for repair. Finally they have been repaired. My property was delayed time and time again. It was very nearly finished, however it came to light that 3 other houses (which had only their foundations) caused mine to be delayed. Luckily, I moved in 3 days before the first pandemic lockdown and no further delays were made. The delays in the first instance were very stressful and I nearly had no other place to live due to notice I’d given on my other living arrangements. Would like more solar panels around houses.

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Lovely location, lovely design

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

Some problems sorted within a month. Others I was still chasing over a year.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Good on paper bad in reality

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Review Date Oct 2021

Local Sainsbury’s is great and access roads. The major downside is the current upkeep of the park and green areas. The park is extremely poorly maintained and needs major attention. Areas around the park should be grassed instead of leaving it to been cut down weeds and unusable space. This has been reported but seems to be left and left. The park itself isn’t very good with uneven flooring and overflowing bins. As the heart of the development it would have been nice to see this be made a statement piece of the area.

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On paper the area is great however the ongoing lack of care seems to spread across the development ruining what would otherwise be a great site. Lots of rubbish left by builders and roads that have been put down only for heavy trucks to go over and ruin them.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The promise of a top class park and green space area which currently hasn’t happened.

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

About normal however they are eventually sorting out issue just seems to take quite s long time.

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
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