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Hit by gagging order over a £7,000 payout


JAMIE FLARRY and Sarah Lynn reported 400 snags with their Persimmon home.

The couple bought 50 pc of the £370,000 four-bedroom house in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshi­re, through a shared ownership scheme two years ago.

But within days they had uncovered problems including a front door that wouldn’t open properly and a leaky bath.

After battling Persimmon and Hightown Housing Associatio­n, which owns the other half of the property, Jamie, 40, a payroll manager, eventually went to his warranty provider, Premier Guarantee, which confirmed that 270 of the issues he had reported should be fixed.

Persimmon initially offered the couple £2,000 to have things fixed themselves if they signed a non-disclosure agreement. This was later raised to a final offer of £7,000.

Jamie, pictured above, went back to the warranty company, which paid £12,000 in July.

A Persimmon spokesman says it has worked hard to resolve the couple’s complaints over the past two years.

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