"In the rush to build more homes – concern that new homes standards are slipping" - HomeOwners Alliance

  • Date: 17/06/2015

As the government looks to build 200,000 new homes, the 2015 Homeowner Survey by HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance indicates that the public are turning their backs on new houses in favour of older properties, with issues such as shoddy workmanship and small rooms putting off buyers.

Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP Insurance said: “With house prices in the UK on the rise, consumers are becoming much more aware as to the type of home they want to invest their hard earned cash in.  New built homes must be high quality builds with the requisite space and light desired along with low maintenance costs and energy efficiency requirements.

“With activity in the construction industry on the increase as local authorities and developers attempt to meet the housing shortfall, there is a real risk that building standards will slip. Consumers want peace of mind and reassurance that the home they are purchasing is fit for purpose and built to last rather than simply chasing a house-building statistic.  Purchasing a home with warranty insurance protection in place reassures the buyer that their new home has been built to the highest of standards and designed to stand the test of time.”

For the full article visit the Homeowners Alliance website

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