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Industry Update – 19th August 2019

Industry Update – 19th August 2019

The new Chancellor Sajid Javid has promised more than £600 million in infrastructure projects designed to pave the way for the building of up to 50,000 new homes. The investment is part of a revamped National Infrastructure Strategy. Gov.UK. In defiance of a weak...

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Industry Update – 29th July 2019

Housebuilders Countryside Properties report that it has completed a total of 1,055 new homes in the second quarter of this year – maintaining a similar output to the same period in 2018. The average selling price of its private homes remains stable at £374,000....

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Industry Update – 22nd July 2019

Housebuilders Linden Homes - part of the Galliford Try Group - completed 3,229 homes in the year to the end of June – a result it says reflects good performance despite a reduction on the previous year’s output of 3,442 units. The average selling price of a Linden...

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Industry Update – 15th July 2019

Wandsworth Council in South London is looking to appoint civil engineering contractors for a major renovation and upgrading of Wandsworth Bridge across the River Thames. New Civil Engineer. Following intervention by the Coal Authority, Persimmon Homes have been forced...

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Industry Update – 8th July 2019

New housebuilding starts (36,630) in the quarter ending the 31st of March were down 9% on the previous quarter and also down 9% compared with the same period in 2018. House completions were also down 1% on the previous quarter and 14% lower than the same quarter last...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Industry Update – 20th May 2019

Japan’s biggest housebuilding company, Sekisui House, has partnered with Homes England (a UK government body) and Urban Splash in a £90 million consortium which plans to erect thousands of modular homes across Britain. Financial Times. The Town and Country Planning...

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Industry Update – 13th May 2019

The National House Building Council (NHBC) reports a positive start to 2019 for the new homebuilding industry, with over 37,500 new homes registered by the UK’s housebuilders and developers in the first three months – a 3% increase on the same period in 2018....

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Industry Update – 29th April 2019

Housebuilders Taylor Wimpey report what they describe as a “good start” to 2019, despite rising inflation in building costs. Private sales of homes were notched up at an average of 1.03 per outlet per week during the first four months of the year – compared to an...

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Industry Update – 15th April 2019

McCarthy & Stone reported encouraging half-year results despite market conditions it describes as "challenging". In the six months to the end of February, house completions were up 11% and average sales prices were also up by 7% (to £319,000). Housebuilder. The...

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Industry Update – 8th April 2019

Figures from the NHBC show that private registrations in February dropped almost 17% against the same month in 2018. The number of new homes registered in the private sector during the month totalled 7,550 - a decrease of 16.8%. Housebuilder. It’s back to the future...

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Industry Update – 1st April 2019

Buildings are responsible for the consumption of 40% of the world's energy and 40% of all carbon emissions, according to a white paper released in consultation with industry experts. The paper looks to uncover what the property industry is doing about sustainability...

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Industry Update – 25th March 2019

Official statistics reveal that planning applications across the whole of England were down by 4% in the final quarter of 2018, compared to the number received in the same quarter the previous year. 88,600 of the total 107,800 applications have been granted –...

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Industry Update – 18th March 2019

Peer to peer lender Lendy faces tighter scrutiny by the Financial Conduct Authority following analysis showing that around 55% of its outstanding loans have been judged “non-performing” and that the lender is failing to meet the standards required by the regulator....

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Rightmove House Price Index: – 18th March 2019

Jason Tebb, Group Chief Operating Officer of Go Develop comments on the Rightmove House Price Index: “With all but two of the UK’s regions showing a month on month increase in asking prices in February, the data released this morning from Rightmove proves that there...

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