We’re home­less You’re use­less Fam­ily’s fury af­ter builders’ de­lays to new house

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of the falls short out your ser­vice the . Set d Yes, as ex­pect de­man rd you’d and standa writ­ing If it aint in led. compl can­cel ct is or con­tra reg­u­lat the work, ’t doesn can help. Of­com Sara, 17, Cristina, 16, and 12-year- old Paolo, said: “Sara had been di­ag­nosed with autism and we needed an ex­tra bed­room so she had her own space.”

He and his wife con­cluded mis­sives in June, pay­ing a fur­ther £750 de­posit, and were given a set­tle­ment date of Jan­uary 26.

But builders Muir Homes kept putting the date back, blam­ing sub­con­trac­tor is­sues. Paul, a ve­hi­cle tech­ni­cian, said: “The date changed to March or April and then we were as­sured it would def­i­nitely be June.

“Fi­nally, the MD sent an email apol­o­gis­ing and say­ing his fore­cast for set­tle­ment was mid July or ear­lier. That gave us the green light in April to con­clude with the pur­chasers of our house for a move-in date of July 9.”

But Paul was shocked to re­ceive a let­ter from his lawyer say­ing Muir Homes had de­layed again – un­til the end of Au­gust.

He said: “By this point, we had con­cluded mis­sives with our pur­chasers and had to be out of our own house.”

Paul, of nearby In­verkip, called Muir Homes. He said: “The di­rec­tor said he would try to find ac­com­mo­da­tion for us and pay our stor­age costs.”

But Paul called me in when Muir Homes said they couldn’t of­fer a house but would pay £1400 for ac­com­mo­da­tion and stor­age.

He said: “We have been un­able to ar­range ac­com­mo­da­tion and have to be out of our own house by to­mor­row. Please help.”

I got on to Muir Homes. They said: “We’re sorry the en­try date has been de­layed. As well as of­fer­ing to pay to­wards out-of­pocket ex­penses, we have made ad­di­tional good­will ges­tures, in­clud­ing costly al­ter­ations and adap­ta­tions to the prop­erty.

“We’ve also made it clear the cus­tomer is able to with­draw from the pur­chase but this has been de­clined.” the sales­man said I’d lose my de­posit.

“I couldn’t be­lieve it – they were the ones mess­ing me about.”

He went to Cit­i­zens Ad­vice and also called me in.

I got on to Har­veys and the money was soon wing­ing its way to John, of Til­li­coul­try, Clack­man­nan­shire.

He said: “I am grate­ful for all your help. Thanks.”

AN­GRY Dad Paul at his un­fin­ished house in Port Glas­gow

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