The worst issues Leeds couple found in brand new '700 fault' £280,000 house

A couple say they have been left 'at breaking point' after discovering a staggering 700 faults in their brand new £280,000 home.

Nicola Bentley, 46, and husband Phil, 48, claim that, despite complaining about the faults ten months ago, only 10 per cent of them have been fixed. Photo: SWNS

Nicola Bentley, 46, and husband Phil, 48, claim that, despite complaining about the faults ten months ago, only 10 per cent of them have been fixed.You can read the full story here. Here are some of the worst issues:

The couple used their life savings to help buy their four-bedroom dream-home, off plan from controversial house-builders Persimmon after viewing a stunning show home. PIC: SWNS

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But within days of moving into the detached home, they found a host of problems including doors that dont fit properly and holes in the plasterwork. PIC: SWNS
The married couple, who have two children aged 10 and 15, say the home in Kippax, Leeds, West Yorkshire, was left looking like a building site. PIC: SWNS
Mother-of-two Nicola said: Its been awful and its taken over our lives. There isnt one room in the whole house which is complete." PIC: SWNS
Within days of moving into the detached home, they found a host of problems including doors that dont fit properly and holes in the plasterwork. PIC: SWNS
They noticed problems as soon as they got the keys last May and it has been an uphill struggle ever since. PIC: SWNS
Nicola added: We are living in a building site, we havent been able to put any photos up on the walls and there is just a TV and sofa in the living room."PIC: SWNS
Nicola said: Its been horrendous and the worst year of our lives. We wish we had never done it."
The couple outgrew their previous home of 17 years and decided to look for a bigger property. PIC: SWNS
After discussions, they decided to go-ahead with purchasing the new-build which was bought off-plan. PIC: SWNS
Phil said: We were not allowed to inspect the house before we bought it. They said it was against Persimmon Homes policy to let us in before we signed on the dotted line." PIC: SWNS
Other defects discovered over the past year include wonky brickwork, scarring marks in the ceiling, missing shelves, raised nails heads and poor sealant work. PIC: SWNS
Phil said: They could not wait to give us the keys. I feel like Ive been robbed blind. We have spent 280,000 and then 15,000 in extras. PIC: SWNS
A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire said: We have held regular meetings with Mr and Mrs Bentley and will be seeing them at their home again today." PIC: SWNS