About Persimmon Homes

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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35

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3.49 Rating

Rating (based on 572 reviews)

Excellent

18.01%

Very Good

40.73%

Average

30.07%

Disappointing

7.17%

Very Poor

4.02%

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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.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

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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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.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

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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Not the worst place to live, certainly not the best by a long shot

Haven’t had estate management yet as still building. Builders very noisy obviously but hopefully will be quieter once they are done. Roads not wide enough and cars (residents and builders) and lorries park everywhere, including blocking your drive access. Improving slightly as building us finishing at the front but often access to the estate would be completely blocked. Worrying that there was no other access in or out in an emergency. Grass is cut frequently and the entrance to the estate looks fairly tidy. Roomy for houses at front of estate but gets more squashed further in. Flags annoying and noisy in the wind as they are close to our house. Flood light from show home and flapping flags results in a bright light show through our back windows. The houses seem OK quality though the walls are thin, you can literally put a nail in with your thumb… handy to hang pictures but blinds etc have started falling off after 2 years. House covered in mud and dust from building work, again this is improving though. Green spaces around the estate look nice enough and the estate looks pleasing when you enter. Some bits of pavement not fully tarmacced although the pavement has been there nearly 2 years. House numbers and road names very confusing, often gave people at our door asking for directions.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Not a lot in the local area. One shop, a pub and some schools. A fair few parks for the children and some nice areas to walk the dogs. Good access to Bridgwater. Traffic through Taunton is horrendous and the main road into Taunton has been made impossible to get out of. Parking situation is rubbish and often people park opposite t-junctions and hanging across corners. People have 2 spaces on drives but leave them empty and park on the road. Roads not wide enough especially on corners. Bus stops along the road. Bin collections are fine, though recycling has been missed on a number of occasions. Very noisy place to live. The road is noisy and can hear bikes racing alongthe main road and all down the connecting dual carriageway. Residents are quite noisy with cars and motorbikes seems to be particularly noisy in the evening. As we are front of estate everyone zooms past us with loud cars and bikes. Also currently a fair amount of building noise and frequently hace military helicopters flying low. Dog poo quite often left in communal spaces but no poo bins which would help.

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

How constantly noisy it would be. Would not have moved if I could have known that

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

Dishwasher door fell off so they replaced it but that took a while but during first lockdown so to be expected

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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.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

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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