August 16, 2005

[Catching up on last week’s activities] Pretty much all of yesterday was spent moving. I had hoped that Crest Nicholson might not manage to get anything wrong on the day, but they even managed to make something as simple as handing the keys over unnecessarily complicated. But first…

Read the full article →

Moving in

August 14, 2005

[Catching up on last week’s activitities] Tomorrow’s moving day. I’ve got the removal people booked (1st Ever Ready Removals) and my house is all packed up. It looks like a cardboard fetishist’s wet dream at the moment.

Read the full article →

Should be moving on Monday…

August 12, 2005

… and Crest Nicholson have stopped talking to me or my solicitors. So I sent them the following e-mail.

Read the full article →

Sense of humour

August 5, 2005

Seems like someone at Crest Nicholson has a sense of humour. Either that or, and more likely, their customer service department doesn’t talk to their marketing department… I received this through the post the other day (I’ve obscured the bits that show the location). Crest Flyer That arrived last Monday, so after the open weekend […]

Read the full article →

Looks like I’m not the only person who’s had problems with Crest

August 4, 2005

It’s a little old, but still… Furious homeowners in Portishead are threatening to stage a sit-in at the offices of dock developer Crest Nicholson – unless complaints about their homes are sorted out. People living in flats at the Centre Quay building at Port Marine say they have reached the end of their tether after […]

Read the full article →

Making the deposit

August 2, 2005

Yesterday’s entry (written about events of 26th July) ended: 17:31 Teresa calls back. They want a

Read the full article →

Can we open the champagne yet?

August 1, 2005

So, as explained in the entry I wrote yesterday, at quarter past five on Monday 25th Sarah Jones at Crest Nicholson had sent me the ultimatum: As discussed and corresponded, failure to exchange contracts today will result in a request to return papers thereby terminating this transaction. I leave matters, therefore, in your hands. So […]

Read the full article →

Losing the plot…

July 31, 2005

I apologise for the awful pun in the title. Last Monday was an interesting day. But first, I’m going to mention the players in this little drama…

Read the full article →


July 27, 2005

I’ve just had the call from the solicitors to say that we’ve finally exchanged contracts. You wouldn’t believe how much effort that’s been over the last few days. I’ve got copious notes to put up here, but it’s been so busy that I’ve not had the time yet. More detail to follow tomorrow.

Read the full article →

Who blinks first?

July 21, 2005

It’s been an interesting few days, involving broken appointments and ultimatums from Crest Nicholson. So, where to start?

Read the full article →
Real Time Analytics