Rawlison Butler: Consumer Code for Home Builders
Rawlison Butler are a leading law firm specialising in corporate, business and private client law with offices in London, Crawley and Horsham.
Nick Pentecost, our main point of contact, is a specialist development lawyer, Head of the firm's Property Team, and acts for Blackthorn Homes on all of our purchases and sales of land and property. His particular expertise includes sales and purchases of land for development, option agreements, conditional contracts, overages and plot sales.
Rawlison Butler provide regular Property Seminars, free of charge, and with plenty of tea, coffee and bacon rolls!
We attended their latest seminar on 7 February, which covered a number of interesting topics, including the Consumer Code for Home Builders.
The Consumer Code for Home Builders gives protection and rights to purchasers of new homes, ensuring that all new home buyers are treated fairly and are fully informed about their purchase before and after they sign the contract.
The aim of the Code is to ensure that all new home buyers:
- are treated fairly at all times
- are given reliable information about their purchase
- know what service levels to expect
- know how to access the dispute resolution scheme
The Code, which came into effect in April 2010, applies to all homebuilders registered with the UK’s main new home warranty providers; NHBC, Premier Guarantee and LABC Warranty and consists of 19 requirements and principles that home builders must meet in their marketing and selling of homes and their after-sales customer service.
Learn more about the code here: www.consumercodeforhomebuilders.com