Housing: Construction:Written question - 33531

Q
Asked by Jim Shannon
(Strangford)
Asked on: 23 March 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Construction
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that homeowners can identify and redress snagging issues in new build homes.
A
Answered by: Christopher Pincher
Answered on: 01 April 2020

The Government’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of residents in all tenures. New build homebuyers must feel confident that they are safe, receive the high quality they rightly expect, and are treated fairly when things go wrong.

We will ensure that a New Homes Ombudsman is established and we will legislate mandating that developers must belong to it, to provide effective redress for new build homebuyers. We have consulted on the design and delivery of the New Homes Ombudsman and the response was published in February, setting out a way forward.

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