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Land and New Homes Working Group up and running

Thursday 25 May 2017

The Land and New Homes Working Group provides information and support on issues in this part of the sector which affect our members and their businesses.

The Working Group meets at various times throughout the year and is currently made up of agents, developers and representatives from the Home Builders Federation and Consumer Code for Home Builders.

The Working Group also exists to help resolve issues reported to the group, and provide information on the codes of practice agents are required to follow. Furthermore, in this ever-changing climate of legislation, it is vital that members put forward their comments on policy proposals from the Government and have a voice.

In April, the Consumer Code for Home Builders was updated and will provide genuine protection for individuals and families who purchase new build properties. At a time when there is immense pressure on house builders to increase their delivery of new homes, it is vital that the need to increase numbers does not lead to a reduction in quality.

We are now looking for new members to join and contribute to the group. We also want to hear about issues that we should be addressing directly with the Government and consumers.

If you are interested in joining, have feedback or would like any further information then please contact NAEA Propertymark Policy & Campaigns Officer, Tim Douglas, via email on timothydouglas@propertymark.co.uk.