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NHBC—what is the basis for the developer being responsible for dealing with defects for the first two years, if the sale contract for a new build house is silent as to the developer having such responsibility?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/03/2016

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  • NHBC—what is the basis for the developer being responsible for dealing with defects for the first two years, if the sale contract for a new build house is silent as to the developer having such responsibility?

NHBC—what is the basis for the developer being responsible for dealing with defects for the first two years, if the sale contract for a new build house is silent as to the developer having such responsibility?

Liability is established through association with the New Homes Building Council (NHBC) as a registered member. Builders who register with the NHBC are expected to comply with the NHBC standards and those of the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). As part of the cover, an NHBC inspector is appointed to ensure that the builder complies with the standards. On new builds, the

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