A COUPLE has been left fuming over the botched driveway at their brand new £250,000 home – which is so small they can’t even open their car door.
Saika Ali and husband Muazzam say they’ve endured “six months of pure hell” since purchasing their three-bed property in Great Barr, Birmingham.
Like fellow neighbours Zena and Paul Jones, the Ali family haven’t physically been able to get out of their car because the driveway is still too small.
It measured a very narrow 2.48m-wide when they moved in – and remains an impossibly tight fit for their BMW, despite ongoing improvement works.
“This was meant to be our dream home but it’s turned into a bloody nightmare,” salesman Muazzam, 43, told Birmingham Live.
“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.
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.”
Even the garage at the back of the new build is too small to fit their car in.
Saika, 43, says she’s had to take 20 days off work to sort out issues with the “complete disaster” outside her front door.
And she’s accused the developer of allowing workers to start at 7am without informing them.
“They’re starting work without telling me what it is they’re doing – this is my house now, we own it. It’s shocking.”
Housing developer Taylor Wimpey said they’re due to expand the driveway in the coming days to an improved 2.7 metres – but the Alis still claim this would still not fit their car.
Construction on the estate within the new Fore Meadows housing estate is due to finish in September.
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.”
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