A HOME owner from Chichester has described her upset over the construction of another new home which she says blocks her view.
Miss Hilary Shaw bought a new-build show home from CALA Homes, on the Shopwyke Lakes development, last year.
She has now expressed alarm at another property being built “in my back-garden”.
Miss Shaw said building work began on Thursday on a three-storey town house, which would “obscure the only open aspect from her property” and “surround my home in a circle of red-brick”.
She said she had contacted the Chichester Post to highlight the issue to other house buyers.
The issue is being investigated by the Independent Dispute Resolution Service, which considers disagreements between property buyers and sellers.
CALA Homes responded to Miss Shaw, saying: “CALA have a very robust process whereby information is provided to individuals prior to the conclusion of the contract of sale.
“CALA are satisfied that our sales team have acted in accordance with our process.”
They said it was unfortunate Miss Shaw had been unable to attend an “information giving meeting”. Plans had been supplied and been signed by Miss Shaw in accordance with selling regulations.
“CALA do not accept any failure in this respect.”
A CALA spokesperson told the Chichester Post: “CALA has a very robust sales process whereby information is provided to individuals prior to the conclusion of the contract of sale, and we are confident in this process.
“We also have a training programme in place which provides guidance, training and testing on the legal obligations owed to our customers.”