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FIVE-STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE

We are committed to delivering five-star customer service through considered design of distinctive homes, built using careful methods of construction, and delivered to meet rigorous quality standards. We provide our customers with a professional, dedicated service. Our site, sales and customer service teams work together to ensure you are delighted with your new home. We are here to help at every step of the way, and we want you to experience a smooth, easy buying experience.

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We work hard to make sure our customers have an excellent purchasing experience and their home is of the highest quality, which is why we are proud to have been awarded five-star status by respected industry body, the Home Builders Federation. This is based on the expereinces of customers who have purchased a Crest Nicholson home and indicates that over 90% of them would recommend us to a friend.

Don’t just take our word for it see what our customers have to say.

Our Customer Charter sets out our commitment to our customers.

Download our Customer Charter

Each customer receives a copy of the Charter in their Home Owners Guide when they reserve a Crest Nicholson home.

Our systems and procedures are there to ensure that we:-

Provide you with comprehensive information on your new home and deal diligently with all enquiries to enable you to make a well informed decision.

A dedicated Sales Executive will assist you in every aspect of buying your new home and they will provide you with regular progress reports.

Sales & Marketing

Our Sales team are responsible for dealing with any questions you may have during the purchase of your new home. They will answer questions which relate to the actual purchase of your new home and also on the care of your home after legal completion.

Our staff are trained to understand their responsibility to you, the company's legal responsibilities and the commitments we have made to you under our Customer Charter.

We will provide you with all the pre-contract information you will need before you are expected to exchange contracts. This will be presented in plain language with no jargon so that you are able to make an informed decision about purchasing your home.

This information will include:

  • A written reservation agreement
  • An explanation of the Home Warranty Cover
  • Description of any Management Services and an estimated cost
  • Specification and contents list
  • Brochure or plan showing the layout, appearance and plot position

If you are not sure which solicitor to use to represent you, and deal with the legal formalities of purchasing a property, we can suggest a selection of local firms.

We will provide you with the name and contact details of our staff who will be responsible for helping you during the purchase of your new home. Our staff will deal with your enquires in a diligent and professional manner.

All our marketing literature and advertisements will comply with the relevant laws and advertising codes, so that it is clear and truthful.

The terms and conditions of our Contract of Sale will be clear and fair and will comply with the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations.

We will provide you with clear and accurate information in the Contract of Sale, so that you understand your legal rights to cancel the purchase of your new home.

Health & Safety

We will advise you on the Health and Safety precautions that you and we must take before you visit a development or if you are living on a development where construction work is continuing.

When you move into your new home we will provide you with a Health and Safety card for your home under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

We understand the importance of your safety and security once living in your new home. When creating new communities we ensure that these issues are taken into consideration during the design process. Through working with local police and security advisors we intend to 'design out crime' some methods of which include fitting certified locks and security lighting as standard on all our new homes.

Customer Care

Once you have reserved your new home, we will provide you with regular progress reports.

We will arrange for you to view your home at key stages in the construction process. When your home is decorated and main services are connected we will provide you with a fixed date for legal completion.

Prior to completion we will ask you to attend a Demonstration of your home's domestic systems and appliances, fixtures and fittings to ensure that you are totally familiar with the running of the property. At this Demonstration we will provide you with an information pack which contains all the operating manuals, guarantees and certificates relating to your new home.

On the day of legal completion and once funds have been received by our solicitors we will provide you with the keys to your new home. Your home will be clean and have a safe and clear access.

Should there be any problems with your new home in the first 2 years after legal completion we provide you with a professional and comprehensive After Sales Service from our Customer Services team who will contact you to introduce themselves after legal completion. We also provide an emergency out of hours emergency repair service (Monday to Friday 5.30pm – 8.30 am and Bank holidays and Week-ends) for the duration of the first 2 year warranty period.

Warranty

Your new home will have the benefit of NHBC 10 year Buildmark Cover, with the first 2 years of this cover being provided by Crest Nicholson. The full details of this cover will be in your own NHBC Buildmark documents which you will receive through your solicitor or legal conveyancer.

Crest Nicholson will clearly explain to you how reservation fees, contract deposits and any other pre-payments that we receive from you are protected.

Complaints & Disputes

If you believe that we have not acted within the spirit of our Charter we do have a complaints procedure which is detailed in your Home Owners Guide or on our website. If you feel that your complaint to us has not been addressed to your satisfaction then you may ask the NHBC to become involved. More details of the services which the NHBC offer to resolve disputes are contained within the Buildmark Cover.

In the event that there is a dispute between us, we will co-operate with any appropriately qualified professional advisor who you may appoint to resolve the dispute.

You will need to write to advise us who you want to represent you and you will need to provide details of their qualifications.

We will provide any advisor who you appoint with the same level of co-operation as we would give to you if you were acting alone.