The Consumer Code for New Homes has celebrated its formal approval by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme at Westminster.
A CTSI Approved Code in the new build sector, the Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) is backed by an industry collective of warranty bodies.
The launch was attended by a number of speakers including: Maria Miller MP, Paul Nash, Past President of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Barbara Hughes from CTSI, Andrew Saunders-Davies from Berkeley Group and one of the Code founders, Clare Thomas of Q Assure Build Ltd, along with representatives from the house building industry who included, HomeOwners Alliance.
Leon Livermore, Chief Executive at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute said: “We’re pleased to welcome Consumer Code for New Homes to our approved code sponsor scheme. They’ve proven that they’re committed to raising standards and ensuring consumers are protected, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
The Consumer Code for New Homes has been created to maximise benefit to consumers and to ensure best practice in the marketing, selling and purchasing of new homes. It aims to provide a genuine commitment to improving standards of construction and raising customer service standards in the new build homes market.
Sarah Langley, Managing Director of CCNH said: “We are thrilled so many individuals from across the industry came along to support us. We have a genuine desire to raise standards in the new build sector and look forward to the challenges ahead”.