New Build Defects

New Build Defects. If you have recently moved into a newly built home that has defects you may need expert legal help claiming compensation in relation to your repair costs and losses.

The Property Litigation Team at Cohen Cramer Solicitors can provide the skill and advice to make sure that your house is your home.

Problems with new builds

When you buy a new-build home you expect that it will be immaculate and free of any defects. Unfortunately, the reality is that many homeowners become quickly aware that often corners are cut during the development. This can result in serious, and in some cases dangerous, defects arising at the property which require an urgent resolution.

New Build DefectExamples of such defects can include;

  • Foundation defects which can cause subsidence if untreated;
  • Structural defects which may include the walls, floors or ceilings;
  • Poor quality workmanship and finish;

These issues can inevitably cause you severe stress, worry and inconvenience. You may have to spend substantial time and costs trying to resolve the problems.

How we can help with your new build defect

Our property litigation department specialises in acting for clients that have found themselves in these unfortunate situations. We have a proven track record in achieving swift and favourable outcomes for our clients.

In most cases, it is possible to resolve the dispute through negotiation with the developers and / or with the involvement of your warranty provider (who usually offers a 10 year warranty from completion). If the developer is refusing to co-operate and / or your warranty provider is refusing to honour the terms of the warranty, you may be faced with little option but to involve the Courts to resolve your claim.

We have vast experience in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as litigation in all Civil Courts in England and Wales and can assist you in resolving your dispute.

Get in touch with us today

Should you require expert assistance in relation to a dispute with a developer, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today:

  • By telephone: To speak to a member of our Disputes Team please call 0113 224 7808
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We are able to offer flexible funding options which may include “no win no fee” arrangements in certain circumstances.

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