A brand-new body will certainly be established with powers to outlaw rogue developers from developing brand-new residences, and also award settlement to those stuck in “substandard” new-builds.
The brand-new homes ombudsman, which was promised in the Queen’s Speech in 2014, will be anticipated to take “speedy action” to fix issues.
It will certainly be charged with settling problems like faulty wiring, run into by customers of brand-new residences.
Homebuilders will be required to subscribe to the ombudsman register.
The Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) own fulfilment surveys revealed a rise in the percentage of clients reporting lots of snags – from 93% in 2015 to 99% in 2018.
However, the HBF’s studies also found 87% of people that had acquired a new house said they would certainly suggest their contractor to a good friend.
This news does not come as a shock given the rise of new build complaints and the damming report of Persimmons Homes lack of minimum house standards for all the homes it builds.