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“EMPTY SHELL”

Written on: 28/03/2017 by 333Daniel (1 review written)

WARNING: WHEN BUYING OUT OF LONDON, YOU ARE BUYING AN EMPTY SHELL So I actually had a lucky escape. My husband and I were looking to buy a four bedroom property. We found the one we loved and reserved it in Feb 2017 even though we saw it in Sep 2016. I had so many conversations and visit to the sight with the old sale rep. Between Feb 2017 to March 2017 the sale rep left so I started dealing with the new sale rep. We have just signed our contracts and sent them to the lawyers. We are waiting… Read Full Review

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“Barratt Customer Care Don't Care”

Written on: 17/03/2017 by Alainac158 (1 review written)

Barratt Customer Care do not fix problems with your new home. All they try and get away with is putting some sealant around things and tell you it is fixed. I have been waiting 4 months for a new door and door frame to be to be replced as the door has a twist in it and the door frame is bowed. They said it would take 6 weeks but i am still waiting 4 months later! Been unable to heat house all winter because of this, i am dreading my gas bill! We have dips in the floor which they don't seem keen… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 24/03/2017

very sorry to read this, sounds like another clown house barratt homes have duped the public with.

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“Atrocious and black hearted builders”

Written on: 15/03/2017 by Bullock224 (1 review written)

The completion from forced offer and rushing you to sign off the transaction will live long in my family's minds. Not only will the sales home team push you to take properties you don't like but they will try deny you a right to use your own insurers and mortgage deals. The snag list they prepare you for is way above what any new build property should really have. The length of your arm is no exaggeration to the list of things you will find that is wrong, stop working, not looking right, off… Read Full Review

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“STAY AWAY”

Written on: 14/03/2017 by M-Rad (1 review written)

Recently i read all these comments & i wish i had listened ti all the negative feedback. We recently went ahead with the purchase of one of their pathetically cheap new builds in west brom in west midlands. Well almost! in a rushed reservation appointment we questioned the sales person on wether there are any mines present in the estate seeing as the estate is in the black country ! She responded with a very general "if there were they were all capped" & when we questioned her on further… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Response to M-Rad's Review

Written on: 15/03/2017

This is spot on how their sales home team treat customers in more rushing you through the reservation instead of customer care. rubbish builds.

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“DISGRACE”

Written on: 11/03/2017 by barrathomesareawful (1 review written)

Once they take your money for the deposit and for the choices for the house, they take your money and cancel the contract, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Response to barrathomesareawful's Review

Written on: 14/03/2017

they act like bad people interested in your deposit only

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Billygoat1's Response to barrathomesareawful's Review

Written on: 15/03/2017

very true and for such cheap quality build materials, they laugh all the way to the bank

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“Repeatedly Let Down by Barratts”

Written on: 08/02/2017 by Wellslg15 (1 review written)

As soon as you give them the 5 star rating there customer service ends, you will be fobbed off with any issues. Barratt staff walking over your private property, shouting and swearing early hours of the morning, delivery wagons constantly blocking the street, machinery using your drive. Will never buy from the same site management team again. Do not let the 5 star rating fool you into thinking these are customer focused developers… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

repeatedly and constantly let down by the awful customer care side. if they had any quality it was over 30 years ago where they made the name new build popular within working class families

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★★★★☆

“Trial and Error”

Written on: 02/02/2017 by 118Perkins (1 review written)

Barratt's do like to brag about their 5 star rating, alot. To be perfectly honest, I don't see what there is, or was to brag about. I mean surely all house builders should be making suitable quality homes. After all for most, it's the biggest purchase you'll probably ever make in your life. It's not too much to ask for the experience to be as stress-free as possible. But that was me being naive about life. Much like other reviews i've read on here. Barratt's advise to use their solicitor, who… Read Full Review

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“Freezing Cold”

Written on: 29/01/2017

The sales team were great, and when we moved in the building manager couldn't do enough for us. But by winter it was clear the heating was inadequate. First they fiddled with some radiators, then changed some. It was clear that as soon as the weather got cold, so did the house; it just wouldn't warm up. So they came and took temperatures whenever the weather was OK and said, "look, it's oK". But it isn't. Then they said the communal heating system had been a temporary one and now we have… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

yes we had sub standard electric heaters fitted and they just wasn't warm enough to heat the home, not forgetting the elec bill going through the roof. extremely poor building work around the windows, always felt very cold and draughty and the non existent wall insulation. purely shocking new builds

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“Never deal with this company in any case”

Written on: 11/01/2017 by gbMoore154 (1 review written)

We are young couple looking for house. Everythink looks not bad till point when we need to pay deposit and get confirmation that we can get mortgage for that amount. We had our mortgage advisor and she get confirmation with no problem but it was big surprize when we get to barrat office. Laidy (barrat consultant) refuses to accept any documentation from our morgage advisor and we was told that we can work just with these advisors wich they recomend for us. Now we really happy that we didn't… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

so many home buyers fall into this sham trap, i pray people do not believe when sales woman from barrats says they cannot accept your advisors or insurers or bank mortgage offer and instead offer their own insurers and mortgage people to use. they all lie in bed together to rip people off

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★★★★★

“Beaufort Place - Ifield ”

Written on: 09/01/2017 by JJUPP (1 review written)

We have moved into our home a little under a month ago now and I cannot fault Barratt Homes. In the beginning stages we felt a bit mislead but it would appear it was a miscommunication rather than purposely misinforming us. The sales team are fab, we personally had dealings with the sales director and he was great too! We are now dealing with the onsite team and despite us having a few snags, nothing is too much trouble for them. It's actually quite a relief! We've also dented a few walls/ door… Read Full Review

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“Don't try and part exchange with Barratt as they will...”

Written on: 01/01/2017

Don't try and part exchange with Barratt as they will tell you they will offer you market value for your current property then take 2 weeks for their surveyors to fudge something, which contradicts the home reports of other properties on the street. £30000 less than market value and totally destroyed a young family's dreams. Wouldn't go near them again, scotia all the way!!… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

this is very true, they take your hard earn deposit for a shabby new home and continue to rip you off when you try break free with the part exchange offers where they deliberately low ball the value for you.

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“Quality builders my backside ”

Written on: 05/12/2016

Well we're do I start I bought a new BARRATT home in December 2014 I have not had a thing go right I have had lots of problems you do expect a couple of snags as the house has not been lived in well I have had loads of problems My garage floor needed dug back up as they had the rain water running into my garage they sorted it but left a right mess of the floor I have had four leaks 2 from my bath and 2 from my en suite my dining room floor was knee deep in water as the pea trap came off the… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

not worth the hacked buildmark signature it's written on, the worst building works i have ever seen from so called professional builders. what a joke but so not funny when your money is tied up in it

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★★☆☆☆

“Dont do it”

Written on: 30/11/2016 by Shan14 (1 review written)

Moved in to our new home in leicester end of feb 2016. Pressure to complete terrible. Problem after problem once they have your money you are on your own. To top it off a contractor for Barratt has just crashed his truck into our house so now another battle with the wonderful customer service team… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Response to Shan14's Review

Written on: 15/03/2017

all they want is your hard earn money and to hell with you once completion is done, the snag list could be the length from head to toe on some properties that i have seen. simple, no excuse for a new build to be in terrible conditions for young families to be sucked into and drained with constant battles and visits

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“Disappointment”

Written on: 27/10/2016 by Taylor239 (1 review written)

Was surprised to find that a lot of things that one would think would make common sense to anyone that lived in a home (doesn't everyone?) has not been considered. ie no aerial or power installed in the loft. no back boards above the windows to attach curtain rails, aerial and electrical sockets situated in awkward places. Water tank situated in the only cupboard in the hall where to my mind would have been better installed in the loft to add to the very small amount of storage space there is… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

not uncommon for barrat bulders to fit faulty sockets and switches to new build homes just to clear out their left over stock, then you must keep letting them come back to replace

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“Great location. Shame about the appalling quality.”

Written on: 16/10/2016 by 81Cowan (1 review written)

We bought our home 10 years ago from Barratt. During the first year we thought it was normal to have small problems every week. After 12 months they continued. We have had a section of the roof fall off, countless leaks destroying walls ceilings and carpets. The heating system is treated to a new expansion tank every year as it is more economical than replacing the whole system. You should be able to enjoy your new home not endure it. Although unsurprisingly the value of our home has… Read Full Review

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“AVOID”

Written on: 12/10/2016 by Jocelynn442 (1 review written)

Moving into a Barratt Homes property was the worst thing I have ever done. Issues with drainage, Cheap Carpet that frays every time you run your hoover over it, my boiler had a Carbon Monoxide leak due to being installed incorrectly, issues with our electrics and the biggest joke is that they painted straight onto the plasterboard, they did not even plaster the walls, talk about cutting back to improve profits. Taylor Wimpey go above and beyond Barratt Homes… Read Full Review

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Billygoat1's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

that is the difference between a cheap builder and a quality builder, everything barratts fit into your new home you can see brand new in B&Q for a fraction of the price. and it is clear to see the stock used from barratts is reconditioned to pass for new. yes true avoid

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“Woeful customer service”

Written on: 05/10/2016 by Hernandez384 (1 review written)

Just shocking. Lie after lie. The saleswoman at the riverview Lancaster site Jill is straight from a horror movie. Don't take your kids to meet this lady… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Barratts-loving my new home!”

Written on: 27/08/2016 by Juliekwatson (1 review written)

I would like to leave an honest review about my experience of buying a new home from Barratts. From my first visit to a show home to moving in, everything was brilliant! I met the lady, ( Washington,Teal Park Farm) at the show homes, and she greeted me with a friendly smile and very helpful and professional attitude. Once I had decided on the home I wanted, She helped me through the whole experience, making everything so easy and exciting! She introduced me to two guys, who were overseeing the… Read Full Review

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Maca1971's Response to Juliekwatson's Review

Written on: 05/12/2016

Obviously you are only a small portion of lucky BARRATT customers

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Juliekwatson's reply to Maca1971's Comment

Written on: 11/01/2017

Second Barrett Home, no problems with either of them. :)

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Therealist63's Response to Juliekwatson's Review

Written on: 10/01/2017

Please update your review in a few years time, when your paint is flaking, facia's falling off, front door peeling, both toilets have broken, need replacing and blocked due to builders rubble being put down the drain, the boilers packed up, cheep cooker blew up, garden water logged, paid a zillion parking tickets as they do not provide adequate parking spaces and now employ the services of clamping companies. (Family no longer visit due to lack of parking)

CHEEP, CHEEP and CHEEPER
Good luck!

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Juliekwatson's reply to Therealist63's Comment

Written on: 11/01/2017

I am sorry that you seem to be having problems - but this is my second home from Barretts, last one I lived in for 15 years from new and had no problems with that home either. Obviously you have to do 'wear and tear' decorating, as you do in all houses - but honestly, everything was as it should have been.

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“Inadequate effluent pump and drainage solution ”

Written on: 22/08/2016 by sonce2016 (1 review written)

Since moving into the house, there has been an issue with the sewage pump and the drainage in the development. The issue was passed on to the management company that did their best to resolve...6 years later we still periodically experience foul smell that can last for weeks...The pump has to be upgraded (not designed properly the first time around?, drains surveyed (no apparent issue)...and we still suffer with substandard environment. Will not buy from Barrats again… Read Full Review

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“Rubbish! Incompetent! SLOW!”

Written on: 13/08/2016 by 85McLean (1 review written)

Where do you start? Health and Safety - big issue here, as we are living in a part constructed road, at the end of it! Ourselves and two occupiers were moved into houses that were obviously hurriedly completed in order to meet the 30 June deadline. We have had no refuse collection since that date as the local council NDDC, refuse to collect it due to health and safety issues. We contacted Barratt customer services over this problem who informed us it was our problem not theirs!!!!!!!!!!! The… Read Full Review

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