Housing: Construction

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the limitation period for making claims under section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 to 52 years.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

I am grateful for my Hon Friend’s suggestion. Whilst we are not proposing to extend the Defective Premises Act limitation period any further, I will bear in mind his suggestions should it ever be considered in the future.

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