Neophyte - "....The foundations we found out were not dug as deep as they should be."
It never fails to amaze us how people can become experts on something they know little about! All Snobbys are built to a high standard - but we would say that wouldn't we? Suffice to say, our houses are surveyed by banks and insurance companies to ensure build quality passes their standards for earthquake cover and the granting of mortgages.
Doesn't that speak volumes? In Greece strict construction regulations dictate buildings must legally conform to international anti-seismic standards. On every Snobby development we actually EXCEED these criteria. Enough said.
BIC Administrator - "If you have handed over any form of financial commitment, act to protect your interests without delay.... we believe they monitor this forum."
ALL Snobby purchasers have their deposits legally secured so their money is never at risk - and yes, we do monitor your site, and others too. It is very disappointing to see incorrect comments on websites which are based on hearsay and incorrect information.
Davewt - "....if using an independent lawyer is not on the cards, don't go there - and in all honesty what kind of company would trade under the name of Snobby Homes?"
A company with a sense of humour. Sir Richard Branson must have taken a lot of flak with an awful name like Virgin! Snobby has its own lawyer representing the company. While we do help clients by recommending an independent lawyer, you are completely free to appoint another if you so prefer. Legal costs are within our all-inclusive prices and if you prefer to find a lawyer of your own choosing, we will discount the house price by 500€ towards your legal expenses.
Rick - "....we wanted a pool and they (Snobbys) are not inexpensive properties to begin with."
Not inexpensive? Is Rick living in cloud cuckoo land? Snobbys are the lowest price in Crete for new build detached homes. Yes, you can pick up two bedroom re-sale bargains for around 120,000€ - but don’t forget, once you add the agent’s fee, taxes and legal costs you’ll need to find another 20,000€ on top of the house price. Snobbys are only ever sold with all these costs included within an all-inclusive price.
Mavro-skilo - "....some of their developments have a surprisingly small amount of land. i. e. not enough for a patio, never mind a garage."
Very surprising. Our paved courtyards are invariably
around 130 - 200 square meters plus. That's huge! More than enough for a pool and bags of space left over for a garden. Snobbys have a broad market appeal, and not everyone is lucky enough to afford acres of land - or if they can, they don't necessarily want the hassle of looking after it.
Name supplied "Snobby is not a registered company and probably has no insurance. Build quality shoddy, uses cheap foreign labour by their own admission."
Snobby is a registered name and company in Greece, with both English and Greek directors. The company is privately funded, has no bank borrowings and is therefore one of the financially strongest developers in Crete. This is why we don't need to ask for stage payments to fund building. Our financial standing means we can afford to legally secure every deposit, ensuring at no time is this ever placed financially at risk. No other builder in Crete offers this level of security. Our build quality is excellent - but don't take our word for it. Come and see our showhouse, sites in progress and make up your own mind. All developers in Crete use foreign labour and so do we - in fact some we use are British - and all are paid at the going rate.