Apparently, large housebuilding companies have a “worrying focus” on quantity over quality when it comes to building houses. This is in response to a survey which found that an increasing number of customers are complaining about the quality of their new homes.
The survey was conducted by the National Housebuilding Council. It was made up of more than 900,000 new homes, which were built by pretty much every large housebuilding company.
According to the results, which were issued by the Home Builders Federation, 98% of customers reported “defects” or “snags” with their new homes. Not only that, but it also found that a quarter of respondents reported over sixteen issues with their homes. There were also worrying trends noticed too, with these figures increasing year on year. For example, back in 2014, only 20% of customers had a large number of issues with their homes.
A further one in five were also very disappointed with their housebuilder too. In response to this, 24% admitted that they would not recommend them to their friend. Alongside this, one in five also stated that they would never buy from certain housebuilder’s again.
The chief executive of Home Owners Alliance stated: “this data is worrying on a number of levels.”
“It shows that the standard of house building is getting worse as developers focus on quantity, not quality, with problems more frequent and more severe than in the recent past.”
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