A FURIOUS family are facing off against Crest Nicholson after TWO lampposts were built in the middle of the garden in their £400,000 home.
Steve and Louise Price had their dream home ruined by two monstrous lampposts built in the wrong place, and a 35 inch shortfall in their garden.
The row started when the couple were told by builders a lamppost had been put in the wrong place, and they were horrified to find they had a lost a huge chunk of their garden, the MailOnline reported.
The first post went up on the right side of their garden, facing straight onto the house.
It was put up two months after the family moved into their four-bedroom house in Maldon, Essex, with their son Charlie, now six, in 2016.
It was supposed to be put up on the left handside, and still has not be fixed.
Developers Crest Nicholson initially offered the Prices compensation – £15,000 – but told them they would lose another 19 inch strip of their land because the council needed for upkeep and maintenance of the post.
Mr Price claims during the intense legal fight that followed, Crest Nicholson then withdrew the offer of compensation.
After three years of legal warfare, the developer has now built another lamppost on the other side of the Prices home – land owned by Crest Nicholson.
The exasperated couple are now refusing to let workmen onto their property to get rid of the first lamppost until Crest Nicholson pay up and give them the compensation.
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Mr Price, a public service worker, said: “The whole situation has caused us a huge amount of upset and stress. I’ve been petrified they will turn up at my house when I’m at work and dig up my garden. We’re in a stand-off. They won’t pay us for the loss of land so I am trying to stop them from finishing the work until they pay.”
“We wouldn’t be in this position if they put the lamppost in the right place to begin with.”
Crest Nicholson said: “After careful investigation, a solution has been found by placing the street lamp on land Crest Nicholson owns, outside of the Prices’ property.”
“We await Mr and Mrs Price’s consent before removing the old post from their garden.”
The lamppost (right) was built in the WRONG place outside the Price’s home in 2016[/caption]
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