When Daniel Bruce sold his tech start-up in 2018, he rewarded himself with an apartment and a car. The two-bedroom duplex on Agar Grove in Camden, north London, is one of seven luxury apartments that were priced from £750,000 to £900,000, with lofty ceilings and a terrace overlooking London’s towering landmarks.
Shortly after moving in he noticed signs of a leak on the terrace and his windows and doors stuck, which suggested they were badly fitted. A lurking suspicion told him to investigate further and not to spend any money on his new home until he had answers.
“The day I moved in, it was clear that the dream had collapsed in on itself,” Bruce, 38, says. “Now I have to sell the car I