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“Persimmon = Poor Quality...in everything”

Written on: 17/03/2017 by 164Drake (1 review written)

I bought my Persimmon home 8 years ago. Since moving in the following issues have been found and in the case of the garage, is STILL being addressed: 1. No insulation in the lounge roof (illegal). NHBC were called to check the temperature of the house and found it unsatisfactory; wall insulation is in place but cavity wall is not insulated either - subsequently the house is freezing in winter. 2. Kitchen cabinet trim cut too short and had to be replaced 3. Their customer service call staff… Read Full Review

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“Stay away from Persimmon!”

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

If you're planning to buy a new property/apartment my honest recommendation would be for you to stay away of these money takers called persimmon! All their promises are lies, lies and lies…as soon as you give them the deposit to your new property, you’re literally in trouble. They chase you like dogs to make sure you sign all the paper and give them their money so they can make have their commission, but then, unprofessional and poor service. No updates, you have to chase them all the time… Read Full Review

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“Don't get tricked by their aggressive sales people”

Written on: 11/03/2017

Rubbish build quality. Snagging list of over 100 items. 6 months on, only have hot water when heating is on. Solar panels don't work. Brick arches over front windows don't match. Leaks in bathroom damaged ceiling beneath, mould now up the walls. Paintwork quality quite shocking. Customer care not existent. Just avoid these builders unless you want a nervous breakdown… Read Full Review

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“Awful company, no respect.”

Written on: 10/03/2017 by Rosemary390 (1 review written)

We live next to a new site in Paignton, Devon, the company have totally disregarded the current residents and I can only wonder at the way buyers would be treated. The site rep, has been less than honest on various occasions in relation to a generator running 5 days a week over the weekend included, loud enough to rattle windows, for months. 10 until 6, promising next week, etc etc, arrogant attitude. Countless calls, no action, and I should imagine have something wrong with your new house… Read Full Review

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“FALSE ADVERTISMENT”

Written on: 01/03/2017 by JosieBaker (1 review written)

Myself and my partner are first time buyers and there is a development close to us that we are very interested in. We have been to view several different house types they have available. They have recently released a new home with two plots with the prices of £152,995 and £153,995. We have viewed another home the same style (The plot we are interested in isn't built yet) and have fallen in love with this home. We have put an offer in which was declined so asked for some sort of deal where… Read Full Review

Claribunda's Comment

Written on: 02/03/2017

Do NOT buy a new build from persimmon, walk away now while you can. I have watched my baby grow from a baby to a toddler waiting for them to complete our house while paying for a storage unit for half our stuff as we have outgrown our home.
We've had nothing but lies and have received non of the letters updating us on our build that they promised is writing at the start, they refuse to let us on site to see our property.
Don't touch them with a barge pole!!

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“Do not buy”

Written on: 27/02/2017 by JamiyaDowling (1 review written)

These houses are of very poor workmanship, snagging list sitting at 72 issues, dropped joists,ceilings looking like a Mexican wave, unsafe garages don't waste your money!!! Customer service is shocking !!… Read Full Review

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“Still in boxes after 13 months of hell”

Written on: 23/02/2017 by Vivianz222 (1 review written)

Do not buy from Persimmon. We have had 127 jobs needing attention / replacement. Needed to have stairs moved in June 2016 as they did not meet building regulations!, still not completed - carpets remain damaged. Moved in to find front door not water proof and hall carpet very wet, needed to cover door in plastic covering, it took 4 months to have door replaced. Recently found vent in outside wall, with no extractor fan on the inside wall, looking through vent can see bathroom tiles and no… Read Full Review

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“First impressions - awful service, avoid at all costs”

Written on: 04/02/2017 by 2014 (4 reviews written)

As an experienced landlord, I was hesitant to go with them after reading the reviews but thought for the price I was paying, they would provide a good service. How wrong was I...absolutely shocking company to deal with and I really regret purchasing with them. The property came with no gas or electrical certificate, the fitted appliances were not installed correctly and the handover of the property is the worse I have ever experienced with any developer. You just get fobbed off with contact… Read Full Review

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“I would not recommend to my worst enemy - ASHINGTON”

Written on: 04/02/2017 by Webbly416 (1 review written)

The worst build quality I have ever seen both inside and out. Persimmon seem to employ anyone who claims to be a builder. Quality control is none existent and NHBC a waste of space as they are in the back pockets of the builders otherwise would not exist. OK rant over about NHBC. Persimmon build dreadful homes- over 200 snags? some major Uneven Brickwork badly stained with mortar splashes, garden walls not straight, a garage with walls that rain penetrates? garden path not straight and… Read Full Review

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“Save yourself the trouble”

Written on: 25/01/2017 by pisspoorpersimmon (1 review written)

Delays, lies and then poor quality houses, unless you are desperate id advise you to try another builder or buy a dooer upper as the workmanship is terrible, be better to do it yourself and save yourself a load of cash… Read Full Review

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“Poor Build Quality and Terrible Customer Service”

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

poor build quality and terrible customer service , we dreaded ringing and speaking to the lady who worked there as she was so rude and offensive. We were regularly promised completion dates and then avoided by staff when the ran over. When we finally moved in, two months later than promised, the build quality was awful. It was absolutely crushing. They refused to fix the toilet leak and other major issues after we moved in. Avoid them at any cost… Read Full Review

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“Do NOT buy”

Written on: 04/01/2017 by RichB1981 (1 review written)

After experiencing a sales process to get your money, the demo day arrived, there was a vast amount of work still outstanding and we were assured it would be done for moving in, 4 days on!! Moving in day arrived to find nothing had been done. The overall finish quality is disgusting, from the quality of plastering around windows, work surfaces scratched, to items we had paid extra for had not been fitted. We paid £845 for an alarm, two outside lights and a door bell. The alarm had been… Read Full Review

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“Happy to supply a house half finished, take months to...”

Written on: 23/12/2016 by Floreske183 (1 review written)

Happy to supply a house half finished, take months to sort anything, turf was all dead when we moved in. The workers are rude and just don't give a damn about people living on the site. Came home from work to find they had used our driveway to store paving slabs and cement and when we asked persimmon to move them they gave us attitude Avoid… Read Full Review

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“Only if it's an absolute last resort”

Written on: 19/12/2016 by DamariLong (1 review written)

The sales people are generally unhelpful and the service is very poor. We are purchasing a 400k house and the sales assistant can't tell us anything about it despite us having already put a down a payment for it. Does it come with flooring? Don't know. What's the size of the garden? Don't know. Is there loft access? Don't know. When can we move in? Don't know. When is the completion date? Don't know. Can we at least SEE it? No. By the way, at this point it was at 80% completion so there… Read Full Review

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“Dream Home”

Written on: 05/12/2016 by AdolfoDickey453 (1 review written)

We moved into our new home at the end of August 2016 and apart from some minor snagging items, the house is perfect. The site manager has been excellent and any problems raised to him were dealt with straight away. There was some miscommunication on the date of moving in but this was dealt with promptly and efficiently by our site manager and he even popped by later in the day with a bottle of champagne to say sorry. Our experience may have been different if we had a different site manager… Read Full Review

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“Thought the lot named after a burger was bad but this...”

Written on: 04/12/2016 by NeverBelieveAnythingYouHearAndOnlyHalfOfWhatYouSee (1 review written)

Thought the lot named after a burger was bad but this lot ! Beggars belief where do is start who knows I could write a novel. The house £350 k plus, 72 led spotlights at £70 each. £5,000 worth of lime oak flooring, £5,000 advance kitchen pack, £5,000 worth of pure marble work tops 4 bathrooms all with advance accessory pack £2,000 each with house bricks that are so wonky that they are virtually upright. The regional manager of this lot doesn't like complaints, especially if you’re a… Read Full Review

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“Be wary of what is actually being offered”

Written on: 03/12/2016 by Veleztt229 (1 review written)

A note of advice to anyone considering Persimmon Homes - make sure you clearly ask if their homes are being offered as freehold or leasehold. We were planning on buying a Persimmon home in Sutton Courtenay, having been recommended it to us by our estate agents. We got to the stage where we had reserved the plot and paid £1000 deposit, only after then did our agency inform us that the homes are leasehold only - the agency said they were under the impression that the homes were freehold and were… Read Full Review

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“HOME FROM HELL ASHINGTON”

Written on: 03/12/2016 by Koent238 (1 review written)

Avoid Persimmon/Charles Church money grabbing ..... we bought our house end of June 2016 over 200 snags and counting from bowed internal walls to bowed brick walls home from hell is an understatement, once they have your money they don't care, after care is useless, at the end of the day they don't have too live in the house. Workmanship is non existent so poorly thrown up, nothing like they advertise AVOID AVOID AVOID or your nightmare will begin and never end… Read Full Review

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“Not a great start...”

Written on: 02/12/2016

My partner and I are first time buyers looking to get our feet on the ladder. We met with the bank, went through details and everything was fine. We went to view a Persimmon house, we loved the house, open plan downstairs, 2 bedrooms upstairs - perfect. To make it even better, the house was "90%" completed and we were guaranteed to be in before Christmas this year, kitchen had already been chosen and had been ordered and we got to pick our carpets. Everything was going so well... After being… Read Full Review

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“"That'll do..."”

Written on: 30/11/2016 by Terrellt393 (1 review written)

They say you learn a lot from your experiences, and being first time buyers, boy have we learnt a lot from Persimmon. My somewhat rose-tainted view of buying houses has been well and truly brought down to earth during this process, so please think very carefully before choosing to pursue a Persimmon home. Right from the word go the whole process felt more about taking your money and getting you moved in. Miss-communication, poor intel from sales staff (or poorly briefed from HQ), a… Read Full Review

James00123's Comment

Written on: 01/12/2016

They are by far the worst house builder in the industry... closely followed by Barratts!

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Pheory's Comment

Written on: 19/12/2016

Don't buy any of their 'upgrades'. We were quoted nearly 5k for flooring by the sales assistant at Permisson, but when we went to the nearby Carpetright they had all the same offerings and we were quoted 2.5k for everything including fitting. Permisson's only comment was that we're paying extra for the convenience of having it fitted for when we move in. For 2.5k I'm willing to wait a month!

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