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Please: Sign my Petition to the UK Government for the Implementation of the TEN recommendations of the APPG Inquiry Report Into the Quality of New Homes before 22 March 2017

In particular, as a minimum, the reports "Key Recommendation" for the DCLG to set up a New Homes Ombudsman petition.parliament.uk/petitions/167660

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The poor quality of new homes is not new. (NHBC, Barker Review of 2004, Office of Fair Trading Market Study of Home Building in the UK October 2008, and more recently the APPG Inquiry 2016) Yet surprisingly, there has not been any legislation to force this industry to improve.

Around 93% of new home buyers (at least 100,000 a year) report problems to their housebuilder. Defects that could and should have been prevented. The APPG Report is quite clear, the industry needs to be forced to improve both the quality of new homes and the indifferent service suffered by those buying new homes.

As a minimum, the government must implement the APPG Inquiry's "Key Recommendation" - the setting up of a New Homes Ombudsman by the DCLG within 3 months.
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Re: Please Sign Petition For A New Homes Ombudsman Before 22 March 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 05:02:10 pm »
Signed. Thank you for starting this petition.

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Re: Please Sign Petition For A New Homes Ombudsman Before 22 March 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 08:11:14 am »
It's a great pity that most people are too lazy and cannot be bothered to sign this petition.
With just 110 signing in three days, it looks like it will be no where near enough and everyone (NHBC, HBF, housebuilders and Government) can and will point to it and claim that there are no problems with new homes.
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Re: Please Sign Petition For A New Homes Ombudsman Before 22 March 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 12:26:23 pm »
I signed a few days ago so I will ask family and friends to do likewise, after all it takes less than 5 minutes!