Crest Nicholson
Nik's new home

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...
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Let the e-mail do the talking

I just sent this to Crest Nicholson. It should be self explanatory. Kisby, Jeanette wrote: I am writing to advise that a cheque for the sum of £120 will be sent out today in the first class post to your address at X Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxx. I’ve just confirmed that...
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Keeping abreast of things

It’s been a while since the last update. Not that things haven’t been happening, but it’s been a hectic few weeks, and it wasn’t until the 15th that I got broadband access at the house. But that’s now installed (Freedom2Surf, with an ADSL...
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If at first you don’t succeed…

… take them to court. Well, that’s what it seems like. I just received an e-mail from Crest Nicholson. From: Jeanette Kisby Please be advised that we will make arrangements to process your retention fee of £3000 back to you as soon as possible without...
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Small claims

Did you know that you can kick off a small claim online? I didn’t until a few hours ago. Just start at http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/ and follow the instructions. That saves me a trip to the local court on Monday morning. Of course, I found this out because I was...
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Following the money

I’ve spent the week chasing up some money that Crest Nicholson owe me. It’s not looking too promising at the moment. Here’s the story… As part of the part exchange contract, Crest Nicholson retained
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Meeting with Crest on Tuesday

John Lewsley from Crest Nicholson called me back again today, as promised… … yes, I was a bit shocked too. Anyway, we’ve agreed to meet at the house next Tuesday morning to run through the post move snags, get the meters read, and so on. He did say...
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Crest Nicholson called me back!

That’s something of a first. John Lewsley, their Home Care Manager, called me back at 16.45 after I spoke to them earlier today. Unfortunately, I was on a conference call at the time and couldn’t take his call. But the message he left said that he’d...
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Video killed the radio star

After a week or so of being a TV-less house (because new build houses don’t come equipped with aerials) the peace has been shattered after I had a TV aerial fitted over the weekend. I used “Euro Digital TV” (no website, but check www.yell.co.uk for...
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Post-move snags

I’ve been in the house for a week now, which is enough time for the first of the post-move snags to show up… First, there’s the driveway. The weather’s been a bit warm recently, with temperatures in the 26-27C range. Unfortunately, this is...
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