Developers should take far more care in considering the quality of the properties that they build.
Too many developers seem to only focus on delivering a product that looks just good enough to sell and forego the considerations of what the property will be to like to live with for years to come. The problem with that approach is that end users then have to deal with deteriorating properties far sooner than what they ought to.
Most new build projects in England are sold with some form of warranty or guarantee. This covers a range of defects and issues that could arise (I would not recommend buying new build without one). However, this does not include the use of substandard specification being used in far too many projects.
So why should this matter? Why should a developer care about how long items last in a property after they sold it?
Firstly, it is the right thing to do. Moreover, the world needs more of that.
Secondly, excessive lack of quality can lead to lawsuits and hassles for a developer, years down the line.
Thirdly, good product leads to good clients. People talk, the more of your buyers who are happy, the more they tell the people they know. Transversely, deliver a bad product, and you will likely never sell to those clients or any of their acquaintances, friends or family ever again.
Developers have an obligation to deliver quality. There is no legitimate reason not.
For those developers who deliver high-quality properties to their clients, I salute you. To those developers who do not, think long and hard about what you are doing.