Industry Update – 24th June 2019

Industry Update – 24th June 2019

Sales of homes by local councils under the Right to Buy scheme fell by 23% in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, according to the latest statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Gov.UK. Annual...
Industry Update – 17th June 2019

Industry Update – 17th June 2019

The Government’s target of delivering 300,000 new homes a year is a figure plucked out of thin air, says the shadow Housing Secretary, who sees no prospect of anything like that figure being achieved. The Government’s spokesman countered that it was determined to...
Industry Update – 10th June 2019

Industry Update – 10th June 2019

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP announced a simplification of the rules by which housebuilders are required to fund essential infrastructure for housing developments. The changes are designed to make it clearer to local communities exactly how much the developers...
Industry Update – 3rd June 2019

Industry Update – 3rd June 2019

The latest figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) report a growth in the number of UK homes registered to be built with 13,527 new homes registered in April this year – an increase of 21% compared to same period 2018. Of these, private sector...
Industry Update – 28th May 2019

Industry Update – 28th May 2019

Following a change in legislation in England and Wales, some home extensions may now be built without the need for detailed planning permission. A single-storey extension of up to 6 metres can be constructed to the rear of terraced and semi-detached homes, and up to 8...