Claims against housebuilders

When might you need to pursue a claim?


If your new home suffers from major defects and the developer and/or new home warranty provider fail or refuse to put things right properly or at all, legal action may be necessary. The cost of putting right unresolved defects in new build homes can be huge. That is what you would be claiming for. If you don't, you could end up paying for repairs yourself or living in substandard or deteriorating accommodation.

Legal action gives you an effective bargaining position from which to negotiate and insist on a proper fix. Claims by homeowners against housebuilders and developers very rarely make it to trial. Most settle early.


Wingrove Law has an exceptional track record of success in pursuing legal action on behalf of new build homeowners.


We can help you with:

  • Instructing surveyors or other suitable experts to investigate and report on defects and remedial works so you have suitable evidence on which to sue the developer if needed.
  • Negotiations with housebuilders with a view to resolving things early without legal action.
  • Pursuing legal action against housebuilders and negotiating early settlement wherever possible, especially in relation to unresolved major defects.
  • Claiming compensation for distress and inconvenience in appropriate cases.
  • Pursuing other claims where applicable, such as misrepresentation claims, boundary issues and planning breaches.
  • Putting in place suitable funding arrangements including Legal Expenses Insurance and conditional fee agreements to ensure you can afford to see the matter through to its conclusion.

Please get in touch for a free, no-obligation discussion to see how we may be able to help you.

Contact us

M: 07711 893943


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