People have more rights when they buy a kettle than they do when they buy a new-build home, a consumer group claimed today.

Many people buying new homes face delays in moving in, while others are left with problems such as faulty wiring, poorly fitted doors and leaking windows, the National Consumer Council (NCC) said.

The average new home has 100 problems that need fixing, and new homes take time to “settle in”, meaning that many problems don’t become apparent until later.

Many people buying new homes face delays in moving in, while others are left with problems such as faulty wiring, poorly fitted doors and leaking windows, the National Consumer Council (NCC) said.

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