Overall, I am pleased with the development. Morris homes staff on site have been very helpful in settling into the site and providing support for minor issues that I may have come across. Communications have been reasonable as far as advanced notice of major works has been concerned. Some of the housing association tenants have been ‘ill placed’ and social disturbances have been caused, to combat this further vetting may be required.
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The development is well placed in location for access to village facilities, but with historically poor connections to public transport I would have hoped that these may have improved as the site developed, I have not seen evidence of this.
There are some issues with the overall build that I have noted, the HAs sign off process is/was not thorough enough to pick up on or came too soon to realise the issues. Decorating is poor in places, plaster has bee applied in downstairs toilet to areas and not sealed. Filler/sealant around edges or bath/shower, skirting boards, sinks and others has been poorly applied and needs to be corrected. Window in rear small bedroom has been fitted incorrectly and caused a fault which I am trying to get rectified now.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Road links have been a benefit, shops and facilities in village are also well utilised. Bin storage is an issue where housing association tenants live, as the tend to be blocking footpaths and alleys. Parking, again for other tenants is a problem, people are parking ‘conveniently’ for them but not considering where they are parking, i.e. narrow or blind bends, outside other people’s houses, and not using parking bays assigned to them.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
What was/is planned for the ‘common’ green area on site, still not sure and only have rumours. Concern is for impact on traffic/noise/litter, anti social behaviours, and ultimately price of property as a result.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
As above, managers on the site have been a positive benefit for this development and they have responded to the majority of issues I have raised in a positive way. There have been times where I have raised issues with them and they have directed me to the HA, once contacted the HA have then either referred me back to the site management or other contractors, it does sometimes feel that you’re being passed around so that you forget what it is you’re trying to raise.