Section: Building & Regeneration

A New Homes Ombudsman will protect homebuyers from rogue developers

Posted 25.02.20
GOV.UK: Further reading

Homebuyers who are faced with shoddy building work in their new homes will be protected by a new independent Ombudsman.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that the New Homes Ombudsman will step in to help homebuyers with issues from sloppy brick work to faulty wiring.

The new Ombudsman will have statutory powers to award compensation, ban rogue developers from building and order developers to fix poor building work.

New laws will also require all developers to belong to the Ombudsman, giving all homebuyers access to swift redress.

New measures have also been confirmed that make sure all homes sold under the future Help to Buy scheme meet higher standards - and ensure developers put quality first.


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