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Persimmon is one of the UK’s largest residential developers, building over 13,500 new homes a year in more than 350 locations across the nation. The company was founded in 1972 by Life President Duncan Davidson, and is now made up of a network of 31 regional operating businesses, with headquarters in York.

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45

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3.53 Rating

Rating (based on 765 reviews)

Excellent

18.17%

Very Good

42.61%

Average

28.37%

Disappointing

7.06%

Very Poor

3.79%

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Living in Perry Park View

My Perry Park View home design and facilities –
Bright and spacious open plan living/dining room, Good-sized kitchen, double bedrooms throughout with large spaces for wardrobes. It has a large ensuite shower room with toilet, a visitor’s toilet and a Family-sized bathroom with modern fixtures and fittings.
There is a large fenced garden at the back and garden in the front with communal green space areas around the estate.

The building management and property management is by Persimmon homes and there is regular maintenance as required. However, the customer experience needs improvement. The building management and property management is reasonably priced with an annual fee.
Living on the street is a good experience with the free parking availability, regular bin collections, good neighborly behaviors and minimal traffic noise

Perry Park View is situated in the Perry Barr area just north of central Birmingham. This sought-after location offers a selection of houses and apartments. Perfect if you’re looking for your first home too with government help to buy scheme. There is easy access to Birmingham, Solihull, Royal Leamington Spa and Coventry with excellent links to the rail and road networks and motorways. So it’s convenience with the availability of transport links.
This development is an ideal setting because it is just over 3 miles from Birmingham city centre, Perry Park View has everything you need for modern living. Within a short distance of this our stunning new development, you’ll find a good number of everyday amenities including shops, newsagents, restaurants, and takeaways.

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Perry Park View is close to plenty of open green space including the Sutton Park. Perry Hall Park is 1.4 miles from the development with grassland, hedgerows, wooded areas and trees. You can try a spot of fishing at Brookvale Park or take a lakeside stroll at Witton Lakes Park.

It has varied range of quality of local shops, restaurants and open spaces. It has good number of everyday amenities including shops, newsagents, restaurants, and takeaways.

There is easy access to Birmingham, Solihull, Royal Leamington Spa and Coventry with excellent links to the rail and road networks and motorways. So it’s convenience with the availability of transport links.

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

Perry Park View is close to plenty of open green space including the Sutton Park. Perry Hall Park is 1.4 miles from the development with grassland, hedgerows, wooded areas and trees. You can try a spot of fishing at Brookvale Park or take a lakeside stroll at Witton Lakes Park. This development is an ideal setting because it is just over 3 miles from Birmingham city centre, Perry Park View has everything you need for modern living. Within a short distance of this our stunning new development, you’ll find a good number of everyday amenities including shops, newsagents, restaurants, and takeaways.

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

Yes, the building management responded to the problems and issues we have raised sinece moving in. It’s still ongoing. The building management and property management is by Persimmon homes and there is regular maintenance as required. However, the customer experience needs improvement. The building management and property management is reasonably priced with an annual fee.

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Good ideas for a community, poorly executed.

When I first moved in there was lots of things wrong with my property with the bin stores not even being set up, which I later found was in breach of the leasehold and I shouldn’t have moved in but the pressure and bullying from Persimmon was bordering on disgusting. I was given my keys and a tour and the carpet fitter was still laying the flooring! Not to be deterred it all worked out ok in the end and I’ll give Persimmon the benefit of the doubt on this one but the planning was shocking.

My snags weren’t too bad so I’ll consider myself one of the lucky ones as there are some horror stories!

There are currently no facilities apart from a shop being set up opposite but the other two retail spots are empty, although we were promised they would be filled eventually (I’ve been here nearly 3 years)

I can’t comment on building management because our block (Block 3) is still not handed over meaning the internal communal area for the 4 flats hasn’t been cleaned in nearly 3 years! This is absolutely shocking and really the carpets and stairs need replacing as they’ve gotten so dirty due to the neglect. I don’t know who is ultimately responsible and I understand we as residents aren’t currently paying but my goodness it’s unacceptable and when we are expected to pay we will be pushing for a complete refit at the management companies cost as you can’t polish a turd!

The external area is generally well maintained with grass being cut consistently.

The design of the area isn’t great with roads being narrow which is probably bordering on the minimum limit as I have lived in other Persimmon properties and the roads are equally as small, probably to maximise profits at the expense of the residents as per usual.

As my title will suggest, it’s a good idea with the location being great and some lovely countryside walks but the execution has been sub-par. Persimmon had the opportunity to turn this community into something great but their carelessness and lack of responsibility has left a sour taste in the residents mouths with little problems manifesting into large ones.

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Good:
– Good location
– Good sense of community
– Bus route right outside of my property which is useful
– People are generally very nice

Bad
– Bins aren’t collected at regular intervals, it’s almost like they forget our apartment block
– There’s been plenty of anti-social behaviour recently with cars being broken into and homophobic abuse being shouted at to name but a few incidents
– The proposed changes to parking is absolutely ridiculous. I live in the apartments across from the convenience store and they’re planning to turn all parking into retail parking. I have guests visit and stay regularly so where are they meant to park? It’s a convenience store not a supermarket, surely some parking needs to be for residents as they only allocated one spot for the owner.
– Traffic noise is ok
– There should be a pub where the old Unicorn Inn is located, this would give the area a much more friendly and sociable dynamic

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

That Persimmon were a bunch of bullies who will go to any length to get you to move in on their terms. This is no doubt to fill their quota by a certain deadline but why should corporate greed make the working class suffer like we have? We understand that the finish isn’t going to be perfect but come on they can at least take pride in their service and work tirelessly to resolve the issues

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

The building management haven’t adopted Block 3 just yet so it is hard to make a comment but I do know residents in other blocks and their communal areas are lovely and clean and any issues are seemingly sorted

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Good points and bad points.

The estate was lovely and well maintained when we first thought of buying here. Unfortunately the estate has its ups and downs (like anywhere) and the maintenance or factors are probably the worst we have had to deal with. Bins were never getting emptied and the grass cutting was not as frequent as it should be. There have been several complaints from most residents and thankfully this has improved but nowhere near where it should be. Persimmons also need to focus on facilities in line with the amount of houses they are building as a lot of families with children have moved onto the estate with little or no facilities to entertain these children and in doing this they have wrecked the communal square which gives the aesthetics to anyone visiting the estate! Luckily we bought in an area of the estate that is well away from these problem areas. Overall, less the negative points, the estate is a pleasant enough place to live with all amenities to hand or close by. It is a large brand new housing estate with social housing included, exactly what every other new build estate would be like.

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Melrose Gait is located on the outskirts of Galashiels and is ideally located for all the local supermarkets and amenities that anyone would need living in the Borders. There is a bus service leaving the estate taking you direct into Galashiels for further travel by bud or train. There is a lovely convenience store in Melrose Gait that is always well stocked for any of the essential needs. I am located within the quieter end of the estate and bought our detached 5 bed property on phase 2. There is a lack of parking within the estate as most homes have 2 cars, we upgraded our drive to 2 cars due this problem.

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

Make sure you damp proof membrane the downstairs floors as they are concrete and if thinking of Lino in kitchens etc.. this can cause problems later on!

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

We never had much snagging, and any issues we had were dealt swiftly by the site manager.

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Lack of care and attention to detail by Persimmon ?

I love the design of my house which is a Mayfair. But the overall design of the estate is very poor. There is only one road going into the estate when they could have been two.

There are areas of grass which could’ve made parking spaces or extra gardens for people.

Even though the estate is now complete, the roads are still not finished, there is a lot of builders rubbish which has been dumped by the beautiful nature reserve which is a real shame.

There are no bins or dog bins on the estate, which results in a lot of rubbish being left on the grassy areas.

The design of the estate should’ve incorporated areas for people to put their bins and recycling bins as these look very unsightly.

Persimmon are very slow to put errors correct, the attention to detail is absent, houses have not been checked before residents have moved in, new residents have missed lots of snagging issues as they don’t understand Construction.

Overall I would not have moved into this estate if I had known the issues there.

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The road that I live in is very friendly, we are a small group of families who help each other out, especially during the pandemic.

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

I would say to anyone buying a new property, get everything the sales person says in writing because they are dishonest to get a sale. Don’t believe things like you have to purchase their carpet otherwise the carpet can only be fitted after you move in, there is a disclaimer form you can sign as I find out, when I wouldn’t purchase their carpet.

Do not accept their excuses for things not completed correctly, check it out with other people with the same house type on your estate.

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

The building company hasn’t taken over yet, as the roads and pavements are not complete.

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