'The British Government is to look at bold options to improve consumer redress across the housing sector, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced. Speaking to an audience of housing professionals in London, he set out his commitment to fixing the broken housing market and building the homes our country needs and he pledged that the quality of new build homes must continue to improve. Potential measures to address issues could include introducing a single housing ombudsman to help provide more comprehensive redress for home owners, home buyers, tenants and landlords.
‘We don’t have to choose between building more and building better, we can do both. Homes are not only the biggest financial investment in our lives, but also provide security, and so it’s only right that developers and builders are held to a higher standard,’ Javid said.'
PropertyWire, 4 December 2017