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Family could be made homeless due to delay over moving into their new house

PUBLISHED: 08:14 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:48 12 February 2019

A family cannot complete on their new North Walsham home. L-r, Isla, two, James, Kayleigh and Harry, four. Picture: supplied by Kayleigh Wayman

A family cannot complete on their new North Walsham home. L-r, Isla, two, James, Kayleigh and Harry, four. Picture: supplied by Kayleigh Wayman

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A young family fear they could be made homeless because of a delay over moving into their new £257,000 house.

Their new home at Nelson's Park, North Walsham. Picture: supplied by Kayleigh WaymanTheir new home at Nelson's Park, North Walsham. Picture: supplied by Kayleigh Wayman

James and Kayleigh Wayman bought their new home at Nelson’s Park in Norwich Road, North Walsham last September, through UK housebuilder Persimmon Homes.

They exchanged contracts in December but are still waiting to complete on the deal.

They are living at rental accommodation in Reedham at present, but their landlord has someone ready to move in on March 4.

Mr Wayman, 38, who works at Epos Now in Norwich, said: “Persimmon homes are very close to making myself and my three young children homeless.

“Having bought a new home at Nelson’s Park and exchanged contracts we are being held in limbo because the company contracted to connect the electrics and gas have failed to carry out the work.

“Persimmon say there is nothing they can do, as it’s up to the company. There are 10 people in the same boat as us, as we’ve all bought new homes but cannot get completion dates. We have been given four different dates so far.

“I have given notice on my rented house and am in danger of losing my mortgage offer and one lady will have to apply again for a mortgage. I’m at my wit’s end.”

Mrs Wayman, 29, a part-time insurance rep, said: “We were told the electrics and gas would be finished by February 14. We will have to leave our home by March 4 because the landlady has got somebody lined up to move in.

“And our son Harry, four, has a speech delay, and needs to be in a new school in North Walsham.

“There’s so much more that could be said. But being on the verge of being homeless and our son not yet being able to settle in his new school to start the help he needs, tops it all.”

A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes Anglia said: “We apologise for the ongoing situation, and are working tirelessly with our service provider to ensure that things are resolved as quickly as possible.”

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