Housing: Construction

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered at on 25 April 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Golding Baroness Golding Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to appoint an ombudsman to address the standard of newly built homes.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

A new home is not just the largest monetary purchase most people ever make, it is also the largest emotional commitment as people look to provide a safe, good quality home for themselves and their families. It is therefore vital that as housing supply increases, the quality of new build homes continues to improve so as to avoid some of the issues highlighted in the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Excellence in the Built Environment's report.

I am aware of the report’s recommendations, including that for a new homes ombudsman.

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