These houses aren’t built to a bad standard, buts there’s a lot to improve on. There are a lot of bits which just get thrown together with no care. We’ve got cupboard doors falling off, a badly tiled bathroom, but one the worst things is the garden. A number of us have complained about our gardens as they are on pure clay, which means they hold water and don’t drain. In the winter they were completely unusable and the bottom of the garden became like a bog. It’s cost us thousands of pounds digging out, putting drainage in, then topsoil and re-turfing. We had to do it ourselves after Keepmoat refused.
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Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
You’ve got Aldi, Lidl and Coop local and all your Asda’s, Tesco’s etc not too far away in Mansfield. Apart from the building noise (which is to be expected) it’s very quiet. Parking is good, there’s space on the road with most people having driveways and garages. Bolsover is the local council which are shockingly bad. They throw the bins all over the place. It’s hit and miss whether they empty your bin and we’ve had our green bin damaged.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
I think we could have got a better deal on things like the kitchen. We didn’t negotiate enough at the time of sale. Also I wish we knew how poor the garden was going to be so we could have got them to do something about it before buying.
If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:
I would have liked work to have been done to higher standard and things finished properly. I would also like to move in and have a garden that is useable. Not one that is clay and holds water.