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Housing: Ombudsman

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 64456, tabled on 20 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a new homes ombudsman.

Answered on

23 February 2017

A new home is not just the largest monetary purchase most people ever make, it is also the largest emotional commitment as people look to provide a safe, good quality home for them and their families. It is therefore vital that as housing supply increases, the quality of new build homes continues to improve so as to avoid some of the issues highlighted in the APPG for Excellence in the Built Environment report.

I am aware of the report’s recommendations, and will consider them, including that for a new homes ombudsman.

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