Power of the press


Tony over at New Build Inspections has been sending out some press releases about these blogs, and they’re starting to be noticed. This has also led to some press attention…

Stuart Bruce, self proclaimed PR Guru, says that this is “One of the best examples of a small business blogging I’ve seen.”

Which is nice.

I’ve also spent a lot of time on the phone with Jane Hughes. She’s writing a piece for the Mail on Sunday, about blogging and the benefits it brings.

In Crest Nicholson news, still no sign of a statement of work for the work that they’re supposed to be carrying out tomorrow…

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex May 28, 2008 at 12:16 am

Hello Nik

I am in the process of buying a house from Crest Nicholson in Somerset. Considering the fall in the housing market, one would expect the Crest to reduce the house prices. This does not seem to be the case. In your experience, what is the ideal way to go about doing this.

As a previous customer, would you recommend Crest as a good company to buy the house from?



Sue July 2, 2008 at 9:57 am

Hello Alex,

I am also supposed to be purchasing a Crest flat in Bristol. I have been unable to sell my current property and have notified Crest that I will be unable to complete. (Completion is supposed to be on Thursday 3rd July – tomorrow!!) I’ve been writing to them for the past few months with concerns about selling my property. Last week they agreed to recind the contract.

However, I received a phone call on 30th June saying they won’t recind the contract after all. I’m not sure what’s going to happen now, as there’s no way I can complete tomorrow! They asked if I would accept a part exchange, but still haven’t told me what they would offer me for my house.

As the same flat is now being advertised for £50k less than it was advertised at when I agreed to purchase (and less than I still have outstanding to pay!), I don’t want to complete now either. I know I will loose my deposit, but that’s less than the £50k I’d loose by moving there.

I am now really worried about what’s going to happen. Is anyone else in the same position as me?



The Shalom Family September 12, 2008 at 11:31 am

Hope everyone does not mind us dropping in on this one. What kind of a company are Crest Nicholson? Well, er, they have been known to act quite immoral at times. Don’t believe it?

Please follow our houseboat eviction saga just a little and you can make up your own mind. ‘Tis a shame really, because some of their ‘executive’, ‘luxury’ Family houses, look like they might be just adequate to make a nice home.

Thanks and best wishes,

Crest Nicholson-Shafted Shalom Family

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