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​Couple Can’t Fit Car Into ‘Nightmare’ Tiny Drive After Buying Dream Home

​Couple Can’t Fit Car Into ‘Nightmare’ Tiny Drive After Buying Dream Home

A couple who moved into their 'dream home' were gutted to realise that the driveway was actually too small to fit their car in, having since endured several months of 'pure hell' waiting for it to be sorted.

Muazzam Ali, 43, and wife Saika, 43, bought their three-bed detached house in Birmingham for £250,000 back in November, Birmingham Live reports.

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However, seven months down the line, the pair are still waiting for an amendment for their driveway, which measured just 2.48m when they moved in - a space that's too narrow for them to park up their BMW and get out of the doors.

Muazzam and Saika Ali. Credit: Birmingham Live
Muazzam and Saika Ali. Credit: Birmingham Live

"This was meant to be our dream home but it's turned into a bloody nightmare," salesman Muazzam said.

"The drive has been a complete waste of space. A dead space, you can't get out of your car because you'd hit the wall.

"It's too small, we've paid a hell of a lot for this house; our first home together because we were renting for two years.

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"We were really excited to move in."

He continued: "It's taken well over half a year to get to this stage we're at now with the drive all dug up.

"We've got a garage at the back as well but we can't even get our car in there, what's a garage for?

"What they should have done is move the garage forward but it's at the back and takes up a proportion of our garden.

"We're far from happy."

The driveway. Credit: Birmingham Live
The driveway. Credit: Birmingham Live

They're also not the only residents facing the same issue on the estate, which is run by housing developers Taylor Wimpey, who will be completing building work on the site until September.

Saika said: "It's been a complete disaster to tell you the truth, six months of pure hell.

"I've had to take 20 days off work to sort out issues with building work. My day rate is £200 and I'll be seeking compensation.

"But it's the lack of communication; you've got workers trespassing on my property doing building work as early as 7am.

"Yet they're starting work without telling me what it is they're doing - this is my house now, we own it. It's shocking.

"I've lost complete confidence in Taylor Wimpey.

"We've just both had enough now, seven months and we still haven't got a driveway."

Muazzam added: "I wouldn't buy a new-build, no way. I get that there will be a snagging list but it shouldn't be like this, no way."

Taylor Wimpey has said it is due to fix the couple's driveway within the coming days, with plans to widen it to 2.7m.

However, the Ali still believe this won't be wide enough.

A spokesman for Taylor Wimpey said: "We are very sorry that Mr and Mrs Ali have experienced issues with the driveway at their new home.

"Remedial works to resolve these issues are currently underway and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.

"We are fully committed to working with Mr and Mrs Ali to resolve this matter as soon as practicably possible."

Featured Image Credit: Birmingham Live

Topics: uk news, News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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