Keep a percentage of Home builders purchase price until the home owner is satisfied.

Keep a percentage of Home builders purchase price until the home owner is satisfied.

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Peter Hopper started this petition to Durham County Council and

My aim is to stop builders nationwide from handing over new homes to buyers that are not as advertised and have numerous defects.

These defects some quite serious and against building regulations, fire safety, builders cutting corners on safety and environment matters. The time taken to put defects right take longer than expected and even carry over for more than 1 year. No third-party inspection or any Quality Control by the builder which is very important because most of the builders use independent crafts men. No apparent input from the local council surveyors, we have been in our home for a year now and still waiting for things to be sorted out. The other buildings on the site are still being erected and not once have I seen a surveyor from the council on the estate.

At this moment in time when we are being asked to move to greener options, then why have the council not asked builders to fit solar panels, heat sink pumps and underfloor heating in homes as a matter of course. Even garage doors should be fully sealed when closed not an up and over door with gaps all the way around which lets in wet and cold which then cascades into the living area.

I'm afraid the buck stops at the county council because they are not bothered what the builders do, they the council are getting revenue from the homes in council tax. This then goes to aid the building of new structures in the city centre leaving the outlying areas not so well off and with little assistance for our money. Surely it would be much cheaper to install these cost cutting measures when the homes are built. National Government also need to be brought to task for this shoddy state of affairs and make sure legislation is passed to make councils and home builders look towards green improvements.

Having your solicitor keep a percentage of the home purchase price back until the home is finished to your satisfaction, would make the building firms like Amethyst Homes be more focused on what they turn out. 

 

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