Couple outraged to find first home is ‘house of horrors’ despite being brand new

A young couple were disgusted to find their brand new home in a "nightmare state" with a gap in the front door and rubbish strewn in the garden.

Jess Davies and Anthony Spenny had been waiting over a year to move into their new build but had their dreams crushed last week.

Lincolnshire Echo reports they were faced with an endless list of problems, including missing door handles and nails sticking out of the floor.

But the construction group behind the development in Ollerton, Notts., insists the issues are just "teething problems" and are being retified.

Jess, who picked the keys up on Friday June 29, said: "I don’t think there is one room that doesn’t have a problem.

"When we first walked in, we were so angry at the standard that things have been left in. We are also devastated too as we were so excited to have our first house together as it is something we have always dreamt about.

"There’s just so much wrong, it’s a nightmare."

The furious 22-year-old added: "We have taps that leak downstairs, nails sticking up out of the floor and even in the garden there is rubbish and cigarette ends and two gates from neighbouring houses that open straight into our garden.

"It’s just a complete mess, one of the windows doesn’t lock as well and there’s a huge gap in our front door that you can see into outside.

"You can tell that it was just thrown up, when we complained to Gleeson Homes they just didn’t seem bothered and when I emailed them to complain on Monday July 2 they still haven’t responded.

"It’s our first step on the ladder and it’s just a disaster. You get your hopes up because it’s your first home and you’re so excited to move in.

"We’ve now got weeks ahead of us waiting for everything to be sorted, and we still don’t have any flooring.

"It’s just everything, nothing has been done properly. The bricks are cracked on the outside and not filled in properly.

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"The garden is also filled with rubbish that has been left behind.

"It’s just a disaster, we’re devastated and now just hope that it can all be sorted."

Other issues in the house also include a hole in the shower tile in the bathroom, cracked kitchen cupboards, dented cooker hood and the garage handle door hanging off which can’t be used.

A spokesman for Gleeson Homes told Lincolnshire Echo: "We are sorry that the customer had teething problems and we are currently attending to them."

Mirror Online has contacted the developer for a further statement.

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