A new watchdog organisation has started work to protect consumers by ensuring that developers deliver high-quality homes. The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) is an independent body set up to introduce a new industry code of practice for builders and create the New Homes Ombudsman Service (NHOS) to support homeowners in disputes with builders. The
Jessica completed her Legal Practice Course in 2015 at University of Hertfordshire having studied there for her law degree. She qualified as a solicitor in July 2019.
Whilst studying, she worked part-time in a local high street firm gaining experience in Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Family Law. She joined Machins in November 2015 working in the Commercial Property Department.
TestimonialsJessica did everything she could to meet last-minute deadlines whilst keeping me informed all of the way. I would definitely recommend to anyone.I’ve dealt with a few solicitors over the past year from other companies, and the level of care I have received from both Conveyancing and Family law at Machins has been by far the best. First class. Professional and efficient but also have a much appreciated caring approach.
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The Help to Buy scheme has been extended to compensate for the delays in building work due to the coronavirus outbreak. Under the current scheme, work on new homes would have to be finished by the end of December – the extension will mean the deadline will now move to 28 February 2021. The deadline
The government has pledged to provide more affordable homes and to clamp down on leasehold abuses on newbuild properties. The measures were announced in the Queen’s Speech at the start of the new parliament. The new First Home scheme will be designed to make homes available at a discount for local first-time buyers. Councils will
The number of affordable homes has increased according to the latest figures published by the government’s housing accelerator, Homes England. The numbers of house builds started and completed in the past 12 months are both up on the previous year. Between April 2018 and March 2019 there were 45,692 new house builds started under programmes