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.

*****

Return to this month's headlines

KeyFacts


Keep up-to-date with issues affecting the social and affordable housing sectors


News and views reported in summary format, with links for further reading


Recognisable sub-sections for easy access - now and at a future date


An essential free resource for anyone with a busy daily schedule



Enter your email address to receive our e-newsletters advising on updates to KeyFacts

We will not share your email address with others or use it for any other purpose


Click on the sections below for this month's news

Reporting on February 2020

Site Sections

Bookmark and Share

Current Issue

**********


News

Direct


Building & Regeneration