I bought a house in Semple Woods, Donabate. Its nearly done and I should be called to do the snagging any soon. However, I visited the site and I realized the builder has built a bizarre path to the house's entrance.
The whole site follows a pattern of having a path that links the car parking to the house's entrance made of bricks in brown and black color. However, at my house, they just throw some concrete and that's it.
Seller: Knight Frank
Solicitor: Knight Frank's suggestion.
This is the site planning which shows my house (blue, number 02) would have a nice entrance with grass between my path and the sidewalk:
This is the house on the other side of the road (blue number 01), which was built following the site planning and pattern:
This is another house in the same model, which is being built and will probably be ready at the same time as mine:
And here, finally, the bizarre job they made in my house:
As you can see, it does not follow the same pattern applied to every other house on this site.
I was expecting a nice path just like everybody else has got. It does not look nice, it makes my house the only different one and the most important, it's not safe! (I have a kid that will fall and hurt herself in there).
I have contacted my solicitor and this the answer I got:
We have raised these queries with the other side but please note that as contracts have been signed and exchanged you will not be able to withdraw from the deal without the consent of the builder and you would be at risk of forfeiting your deposit in full along with being proceed to complete the purchase.
The builder is allowed make variations to the build as long as they are within the planning permissions agreed and while we have no say in what they are doing on site let us see what response they give and you can decide what you would like to do after that and we will let you know as soon as we hear from them.
I really would like to hear from someone with more experience on this matter, what are my right and how should I proceed?
Should I fight for this or just shut my mouth and accept it?
Thanks a lot guys!