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Sharp increase in London new home registrations: NHBC

Between March and May this year, 7,000 new homes were registered to by built in London – 125 per cent more than in the same time frame a year earlier, says the National House Building Council.

Across the entire UK, 43,985 were registered, up from the 39,059 recorded the previous year.

The private sector drove 31,322 new properties registrations between March and May in 2019, up from 28,612 in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the affordable and rental sector recorded 12,663 new properties registered in the previously outlined time frame, up from 10,447 in 2018.

On a regional basis, London recorded the largest increase in home registrations between March and May seeing a rise of 3,934. This was followed by the West Midlands which rose by 593, and Scotland increased by 540.

In contrast, the South East saw the greatest decline in home registrations within the select time frame, dropping by 437. Yorkshire and Humberside had the second largest fall, declining by 416, and the South West fell by 120.

NHBC chief executive Steve Wood says: “It is encouraging to see such strong figures in May.

“This has been helped by the increase in the private rental sector and the upturn in London, fuelled by inward investors as well as new developments from established players.

“Of course, we will be working with developers to maintaining and improving the quality of these new homes.”


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Rise in registrations for new homes to be built: NHBC

There were more than 13,500 registrations for new homes to be built in April, up by 21 per cent on a year earlier, the latest figures from the National House Building Council reveal. The Council, which provides warranties on new-build homes, says that of the 13,527 registrations in April, 9,972 were in the private sector […]

New home registrations static in 2018: NHBC

The number of new homes registered in 2018 was in line with 2017, according to the National House Building Council. Developers registered 159,617 homes to be built last year, a 0.5 per cent decline from 2017, when 160,396 were recorded. The data shows the private sector was down 1 per cent, having registered 117,497 homes […]

MDA and NHBC team up on HIPs

Home Information Pack provider MDA Advantage and the National House Building Council are to work together to develop the packs.

Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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