I would like to know if builder is refusing to rectify defect and offer to buy back the flat is a breach of contract? Why is it still purchase of property is not under the Sales of Good and Services Act for protection of consumer rights. The builder is not buying back at market value now and I've paid 10% deposit in Feb-2014.
I estimate the cost of repair could be around £3-5k
Thank you very much for your advise. Your response gives me hope that home buyers (especially new builds) are not left stranded with poor quality workmanships and bullied by the developers, once we have completed the purchase.
I was quite shocked when the developer emailed with offer to buy back at cost, solicitors fees, etc. with invoice only. However, no consideration what so ever about home buyers time and stress, moving costs, etc.
Conveyancer solicitor has not been helpful at all once the purchase had been completed as well.
Your advise today help immensely with the next steps I should take.
Thank you again. If I do need to contact you for further advise, is there an option for payment per service?