Countrywide launches benefits to NHBC Registered Developers

Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest integrated property services and estate agency group, has launched a range of benefits to NHBC registered builders and developers.

Designed to help with the smooth running of a housebuilder’s business, the benefits include free guidance on current new build lending criteria through Countrywide Surveying Services and regional land sourcing through Countrywide Land & Planning. Both services utilise Countrywide’s national reach and are available from 1st April 2015.

Other benefits include a reduced rate to Countrywide’s Home Exchange Exclusive service and increased exposure of new build properties exclusively marketed by a Countrywide agent.

James Poynor, Managing Director of Countrywide Land & New Homes said:

“Countrywide is dedicated to tailoring our complete range of property services for the benefit of developers which is why partnering with NHBC, who represent a real mark of quality in the new build industry, was a clear choice.

“Through speaking with our clients we understand that gaining information on off and on market land opportunities through a dedicated regional manager, as well as understanding the changing requirements of new build lenders, is of great value to their businesses.

“Selling exclusively using Countrywide agents means developers will receive unbeatable cost savings with an unrivalled national reach through our New Homes Sales and Homes Exchange Exclusive Services. Both extend to a national network of 1,400 branches operating through over 50 established high street brands.

“We look forward to working with NHBC in order to provide a growing number of services to assist with the changing requirements of the new build industry.”

Also commenting on the new partnership Neil Jefferson, Business Development Director at NHBC said:

“We know from our own research through the NHBC Foundation that identifying and accessing land opportunities and help in sourcing finance are big challenges for smaller registered developers. “Our partnership with Countrywide will give NHBC registered builders and developers access to a nationwide network of professional services that will be of great benefit in mitigating these barriers to both building and selling more new homes.”