Things to Consider When Buying A New-Build Home

The number of new-build homes available in the UK is on the increase, helping to meet a much-needed demand for more residential properties, which have been in short supply for several years. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 245,000 new homes were built in the year from April 2019 to March 2020. Even […]

5 Most Common New-Build Snagging Issues

If you’re buying a new build home, you’ll likely be told to check for ‘snagging defects’ before moving in. These checks will allow you to check for minor repairs, such as chipped paint and unhinged kitchen cupboards, and can save you thousands in repairs in the long run, if, for example, you later discover a […]

New Housing Development Prepares To Tackle Surface Water Issues

The issue of climate change is never far from the news headlines, and the impact this could have on housing is one of the biggest concerns Britons may have about it. Many experts believe we are already seeing the impact of climate change through increases in both the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, […]

UK’s Biggest House Developers Accused Of Being Too Powerful

The four biggest housebuilders in the UK; namely Barratt, Countrywide, Persimmon, and Taylor Wimpey, have been accused of deliberately slowing down construction and suppressing competition. An article in The Spectator claims that the buyers of new build homes suffer as a direct result of this. The article pinpoints the problem as being the ever-lengthening delays […]

What Is a Snagging Survey?

If you’re buying a new home, you may be considering getting a snagging survey. We have a look at what a snagging survey actually is, and why you should get one for your new property.   What is a snagging survey? A snagging survey checks for any problems with your new build home. The survey […]

Homeowners Frustrated With New Build Estate

Homeowners at a new estate in Nottingham say they are ‘extremely frustrated and annoyed’ at the lack of care for their new-build homes. The Mirror reports that one resident at the Forest Reach development in Forest Town had been poorly decorated, glass panels in internal doors had been scratched, and areas of the four-bedroom detached […]

Residents Complain Over Sewage Smell At New Development

Residents at a new-build development have launched a petition over a long list of issues, including a sewage smell that is making children feel sick. Kent Online reports that construction continues at the Conningbrook Lakes scheme on the former quarry site in Ashford, which will see 300 new homes next to the popular lakes off […]

Warning Over Apartment Warranties

As more and more of the new homes constructed in the north of England are apartments, buyers may look to warranty schemes to ensure any snags that arise are covered. Any fears about the quality of construction should, in theory, be assuaged by measures such as the National Home Building Council (NHBC) Warranty scheme, which […]

Developer Row Halts New Homes Near Grimsby

Anyone moving into a new build home will want to know everything is in good order with it, but sometimes the actions of developers can leave potential buyers fearing a lack of care and due attention are par for the course. A case near Grimsby shows why it is wise for buyers to check the […]

When is a Snagging Survey Necessary?

When moving into a brand new home, you’d expect everything to be perfect, but unfortunately, the chances are that it will not be, as a recent survey from Shelter pointed out that 51 per cent of new-build homes have major faults. The best way to avoid falling victim to what is referred to as a […]