Last week it was reported that “Demand for new build homes increased 66% during the six weeks following the reopening of the property market”, together with the Prime ministers ““radical” planning reforms” announced last week, there can be no doubt that the homebuilder industry is in demand. The latest announcements are part of the prime minister’s commitment to “build, build, build”, in order to boost Britain’s infrastructure and skills, and to aid growth in the post-COVID world. The homebuilding industry will without doubt be a part of that, as the Housing secretary Robert Jenrick put it “the prospects of Britain’s housing market are inextricably linked to the macro economy. Your success is our success”.

There are, however, challenges that will face the industry, especially as the long-term impacts of COVID-19 are still largely unknown.

The homebuilding industry is also on a mission to improve quality in all aspects of the new build customer experience.

Following Natalie Elphicke and Mark Beard’s exciting appointments as chair of the interim New Homes Quality Board and CIOB president, both putting quality at the core of their work ahead, we are really pleased to announce Katie Carter and David McClenaghan are joining our fantastic development sales team led by Sharon Higgs.

David and Katie join us from Laytons where they acted for, amongst others, London Square, Barratt Homes and Cala Homes. With almost 40 years of experience in new build development sales together, and an unrivalled commitment to client service, we are delighted to have them on board.

More now than ever we are able to support homebuilders in the challenge thrown down by consumers and the industry itself to improve its consumer experience. David and Katie believe wholeheartedly in delivering a quality and stress-free legal process for both client and consumer.

We’re proud to support the industry’s quality drive. Buying a new build can indeed be a positive experience!