Industry Update – 29th April 2019

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...
Industry Update – 15th April 2019

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)....
Industry Update – 8th April 2019

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...
Industry Update – 1st April 2019

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...
Industry Update – 25th March 2019

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 –...
Industry Update – 18th March 2019

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....