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The entry date on our new build apartment has been delayed

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The entry date on our new build apartment has been delayed several times since we reserved a plot in February 2014, when we were told the build "was so advanced, we would not be able to choose the finish we wanted". The original date of entry was "late summer 2014", we have now been told it is going to be "August 2015", but once again we have been given no guarantees. We have been renting an apartment since February 2014, when we returned to the UK from abroad and are beyond frustrated with the terms of the contract, which seems weighted heavily and unfairly in the developers interests, so that every time it seems we will be able to withdraw from the process - they now have a sizeable amount of our money - the possibility gets ever further away and we are never able to sever the contract, which would enable us to buy and settle into a home. I would like to know if this is considered an unfair contract and which professional society can I report this large and well known developer to for misconduct.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Joshua replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.

May I ask if the developer provided you with a written expectec date for completion before exchanging contracts please?
Is the apartment to be supplied with a building warranty - e.g. NHBC? It should be in order to obtain a mortgage
Expert:  Joshua replied 2 years ago.
Would you like to continue with the above?