Welcome to After Build’s New Homes Ombudsman web page. You can find all of the information you’ll need to know here. We’ll help you navigate through legislative and industry changes which could effect you.
After Build are meeting regularly with industry colleagues and experts. Together we’re committed to making the New Homes Ombudsman a success. We know that these changes will have an impact on our clients and we want to help.
What we know so far:
The introduction of a New Homes Ombudsman has been committed to by the government and although these things are always subject to changes, we believe it’s on its way. Within the next parliamentary session (about a year) we expect to see a roll out of a voluntary scheme. This will encourage developers to sign up to a set of principles before legalities are bought into play.
Following as lengthy consultation, the first results seem to indicate that the scheme will be mandatory for developers and they they will be paying for it. We also understand that the ombudsman will have powers similar to those in other sectors.