Crest Nicholson
Nik's new home

Moved!

[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...
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Moving in

[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...
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Should be moving on Monday…

… and Crest Nicholson have stopped talking to me or my solicitors. So I sent them the following e-mail. From: Nik Clayton To: Sarah Jones @ Crest Date: 12 August 2005 11:57 My solicitors have repeatedly asked your solicitors for information about the procedure...
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Sense of humour

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...
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Can we open the champagne yet?

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...
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Losing the plot…

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… I’ve mentioned some of them by name in previous entries, but not explained who’s who. First off...
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Exchange!

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...
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Who blinks first?

It’s been an interesting few days, involving broken appointments and ultimatums from Crest Nicholson. So, where to start? As I’d said, Crest Nicholson were getting anxious about taking so long to get ready to exchange contracts. As have I. But Crest...
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