In recent years, the UK has witnessed a surge in the construction of new homes, promising modernity, comfort, and sustainability. However, amidst this housing boom, a concerning trend has emerged – the increasing prevalence of poor quality in new build properties. From structural defects to inadequate insulation, homeowners are facing a myriad of issues that undermine the very essence of homeownership – security and peace of mind.

At Khan Mather, we believe in advocating for the rights of homeowners and ensuring that they receive the quality they deserve. In this blog post, we delve into the root causes of the problem, its implications, and the legal avenues available to those affected.

Understanding the Causes

The reasons behind the decline in the quality of new build homes are multifaceted. One major factor is the pressure to meet high housing demand, leading to rushed construction schedules and cost-cutting measures by developers. Inadequate oversight and regulation exacerbate the problem, allowing substandard workmanship to go unchecked.

Moreover, the complexity of modern building techniques and materials has created challenges for both builders and inspectors, increasing the likelihood of errors slipping through the cracks.

Implications of Poor Quality New Build Homes for Homeowners

The consequences of purchasing a defective new build home can be devastating. Structural issues, dampness, and poor insulation not only compromise the safety and comfort of residents but also diminish the value of the property. In many cases, homeowners find themselves facing hefty repair bills, legal disputes with developers, and prolonged periods of uncertainty.

Beyond the financial implications, living in a defective property can take a toll on one’s physical and mental well-being, causing stress, frustration, and a sense of insecurity.

Legal Recourse

Fortunately, homeowners are not without recourse when faced with the ordeal of a poorly constructed home. Various legal avenues exist to hold developers accountable and seek redress for damages incurred.

One option is to pursue a claim under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which provides protection for buyers against goods that are not of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose. Additionally, homeowners may have recourse through the NHBC Buildmark warranty or other structural insurance policies, which cover certain defects within a specified time frame.

Alternatively, if the defects are severe and widespread, homeowners may consider collective legal action, such as a group litigation order, to pool resources and strengthen their case against the developer.

Our Commitment

At Khan Mather, we are committed to standing by homeowners who have been affected by the scourge of poor quality new build homes. Our experienced team of solicitors specializes in construction law and will tirelessly advocate for your rights, guiding you through every step of the legal process with compassion and expertise.

If you find yourself grappling with the distressing reality of a defective new build property, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0161 850 9911. Together, we can work towards achieving the justice and resolution you deserve.