11th April 2023

Cora becomes registered developer with New Homes Quality Board

Cora are delighted to announce we have become a registered developer with the government’s homes ombudsman.

The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) was established in May 2020 as an independent not-for-profit, tasked with developing a framework to improve the quality of new homes, to provide more protection for homeowners and to ensure developers provide a better customer experience.

The register currently features a number of large housebuilders, but Cora is among a minority of smaller developers and SMEs to have joined.

Luke Simmons, MD at Cora, said: “Our mission is to build excellent homes and vibrant communities while providing the very best in customer service.

“We always strive to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the introduction of new legislation, and want to help drive up standards across the sector as a whole.

“By registering with the NHQB, our customers will be guaranteed our homes are of the highest possible standard and in accordance with all industry requirements.

“We look forward to working with the NHQB in its important role championing high quality homes.”

Registration with the NHQB is not compulsory but will be a requirement for many new home warranty providers under The New Homes Quality Code (NHQC), which came into effect last year.

The introduction of the new industry code of practice means that everyone who purchases a Cora home will benefit from enhanced protection as enforced by the NHQB, for the first two years of ownership, as well as access to the New Homes Ombudsman Service (NHOS) as standard.

This cover starts from the very beginning of the home-buying process.

Cora is also a member of the NHBC, SME Climate Hub and the Home Builders Federation.

For more information about the NHQB and the new code of practice, visit the NHQB website.