New Homes News

Latest news about new homes and the housebuilding industry in the UK.


Home buyers remain in the dark over new build warranties

Home buyers opting for new build properties are being left exposed by warranties that fall short of their needs and expectations. New homes are often marketed by developers with the promise of lengthy warranties offering peace of mind. Many consumers aren’t aware that...
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New homes are great. There’s just one snag …

Snagging – the very name is enough to put you off. No one likes having to deal with problems or hitches. But for anyone who buys a newly built or converted property, the S-word can be crucial. Do it right and you could save yourself thousands of pounds. Do it...
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Competition watchdog to examine warranties for new homes

CMA’s review of NHBC comes amid concerns over lack of protection for homebuyers The Competition and Markets Authority is examining payments between housebuilders and the providers of warranties for new homes as part of a review of NHBC, the largest warranty provider....
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Families living in new homes slash fuel bills by half

A new home built to the latest building regulations can cost half as much to heat as a Victorian house of the same size, according to a new report by the NHBC Foundation. The advantages of new homes is based on a survey of 2,000 people who had recently moved into a...
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Reality Check: What is affordable housing?

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce policies in the Autumn Statement aimed at tackling the problem. In January, then Prime Minister David Cameron said government would step in and directly commission thousands of new affordable homes. He pledged £1.2bn...
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