Builders certifying their own industry means no real policing of work

We must not wait for a Grenfell-style tragedy before action is finally taken on reforms

23rd June, 2019

When the wheels came off the property market ten years ago, many homeowners didn’t have one problem, they had two: not only had homes fallen into negative equity, many were badly built and some were dangerous.

While rising prices have alleviated the debt issue, the passage of time has only exacerbated the defects. Many problems persist because there is no insurance, and few consumer rights.

Meanwhile, thousands of homeowners continue to fund expensive...

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