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Industry Update – 3rd September 2019

Industry Update – 3rd September 2019

The new Housing Minister Robert Jenrick has pledged to carry further the crackdown on the leasehold sale of new homes. This follows concerns about high ground rents, the charges made for repairs and maintenance, and, difficulties faced by homeowners who want to sell....

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Industry Update – 28th January 2019

Countryside Properties announced that it had “performed well” during its first quarter. This follows an increased emphasis on the private rental and affordable property sectors. Its updated figures 1/10/18-31/12/18 showed that the urban regeneration partner and...

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Industry Update – 21st January 2019

Research published by the British Property Federation shows that build-to-rent home construction has soared in the last year, providing significant work streams for contractors. Currently, there are 139,508 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction and in...

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Industry Update – 14th January 2019

Reports suggest that 3 million new homes categorised as “social” will need to be built in England over the next 20 years if the housing crisis is to be solved. Shelter, the housing charity, was quoted as saying that included 1.2 million homes for younger families who...

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Industry Update – 7th January 2019

The East Midlands is reported to be the area with the highest increase in the number of £1million+ property sales – up 67% in the first half of 2018. By contrast, property sales at that level fell in London and the South East during the same period. Daily Telegraph....

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What UK housebuilders need to know for 2019

It’s been an interesting year for the UK house building sector – particularly with Brexit looming and industry commentators being unsure as to what the future really holds concerning house building, property prices and the impact of leaving the EU. Before we look...

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Industry Update – 2nd January 2019

Permissions for 361,971 new homes were granted in the year to October 2018, reports the latest HBF/Glenigan Housing Pipeline study. According to HBF and Glenigan’s data, this is the highest moving annual total since the series began in 2006. Housebuilder New data from...

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Industry Update – 17th December 2018

The government has published its summarised quarterly planning statistics to the end of September 2018. The highlights are: the system processed 110,300 planning permission applications. This is a 6% reduction for the same quarter in 2017; 93,300 decisions were...

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Industry Update – 10th December 2018

A new property portal called “Rummage4Property” is receiving increasing support from a number of Estate Agents and some London-based house builders who have agreed to list their properties on the new site.  The concept is to create a viable and more cost-effective...

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Industry Update – 3rd December 2018

NHBC new home registrations in October were up to 14,579, an 8% increase year on year. Registrations in the private sector were higher by 7% at 11,097 when compared to the 10,383 recorded in 2017. The affordable sector increased by 12% to 3,482 when compared to the...

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Industry Update – 26th November 2018

Briefing – 26th November 2018 Countrywide has announced that it enjoyed “another year of strong growth" – published 21st November. It stated total completions were up 27% as measured against the same period in 2017. During that period the housebuilder confirmed a...

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Industry Update – 20th November 2018

Taylor Wimpey announced what it described as strong performance during the second half of the year. They went on to comment though that the company had seen “some signs of customer caution” with volumes expected to plateau next year. The comments highlighted that its...

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Industry Update – 12th November 2018

Persimmon has announced that Jeff Fairburn, their Group Chief Executive (GCE), will be stepping down and will be leaving the group in December 2018. Current Group Managing Director David Jenkinson will take up the post of interim GCE at that date. Persimmon’s formal...

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Industry Update – 5th November 2018

Communities Secretary, the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP has announced new plans for a commission to work to improve the quality and aesthetic attributes of new buildings. The new body is called “The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission”. This is following...

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