Bovis accused of pressuring buyers to move into unfinished homes

House builder, which issued a profit warning in late December, says no buyers were forced to move in before Christmas Bovis Homes has been accused of pressuring customers to move into unfinished houses before Christmas by offering them cash incentives, a week before...

A new-build may not offer a guarantee of serenity

The warranties covering these homes are failing to deliver on their promises, say homeowners The government’s ambitious target of building one million new homes by 2020 depends on buyers being able to trust that their new homes are built to a high standard and that...

‘No one is taking any responsibility for my home’

After our report on the state of many new-build developments, Times readers share their tales of woes Our article last week about problems with warranties for new-builds has triggered a huge response from readers who have regaled us with stories of their long-standing...

New homes warranty firm pays millions to leading homebuilders

Construction standards and credibility questioned after it emerges National House Building Council pays developers up to £15m a year The organisation that provides warranties for most of the new homes in Britain is paying millions of pounds to the leading...

Ombudsman needed for faulty homes

Calls for the creation of an ombudsman to protect homeowners from sub-standard new houses are intensifying after concerns emerged over the independence of the biggest warranty provider. Oliver Colvile, the Conservative MP who chairs an all-party parliamentary group...
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