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New home registrations gain momentum after lockdown drop

The number of new homes registered to be built by the UK’s housebuilders in the first three quarters of 2020 is down by 30% on the same period last year, according to figures released today by NHBC.

Government fails to build any starter homes, says NAO

The Conservative Government has failed to build a single ‘Starter Home’ despite pledging to build 200,000 by 2020, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
modern methods of construction, Construction Innovation Hub, MOBIE,

Competition challenges students to design home using MMC

The Construction Innovation Hub has teamed up with MOBIE to challenge school students in the UK to design a home using modern methods of construction.
Housing stock, leasehold system, first-time buyers,

Concerns about UK housing stock and leasehold system soar

Concerns about the quality of the UK’s housing stock and the outdated leasehold/freehold system have soared faster than at any point since 2014, according to new research.
Starter homes

NFB “not surprised” by failure of starter homes scheme

As Kit Malthouse admits that the government will fail to keep its promise of building 200,000 'starter homes', the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has said it is not surprised by the scheme's failure.
self build

Thoughts that keep every self builder up at night

Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer from More4’s ‘Building the Dream’ and guest expert at The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London), shares his challenges around self building and offers tips on how to overcome them from his experience of being sleepless in the Cotswolds, fretting about his own new project.
first-time buyers

More affordable homes needed to help first-time buyers

Following the recent publication of the amount of first-time buyers benefiting from the changes to stamp duty, David Baybut Head of Real Estate and Partner at national law firm Stephensons, considers the scope of affordable housing and says substantial action is still required
home ownership

A third of millennials may never own their own home, says...

According to research from the Resolution Foundation, generations of young people in the UK will not own their own home and will be more likely to rent a property for the entirety of their lives
Asking price

Asking prices hit record high in the UK

The average asking price of newly marketed properties in the UK increased by 1.5% (£4,503) this month (March) as strong demand from home movers in the first two months of the year created upwards price pressure
homeowner

How to save up money for your house deposit

As both rent and property prices are continuously increasing, it can be quite tricky to save up for a mortgage – Money.co.uk looks at the ways you can save money to become a homeowner
military families

Government provide hundreds of new homes for military families

322 new homes have now been opened in Tidworth, Wiltshire (26th February) that had been purposely built with military families in mind.
house hunters

Number of house hunters increases in January

The number of house hunters looking for new homes in the UK rose by 37% in January as 2018 got off to a strong start, the report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) suggests
first-time buyer mortgage

Data highlights mortgage trends in London and Northern Ireland

New data reveals stagnant growth for first-time buyer mortgages in London in the fourth quarter of 2017, while Northern Ireland experiences a 17.4% surge in first-time buyer mortgages for the same period
affordable housing

Community Land Trusts to provide affordable housing in London

The Mayor of London has announced plans to use Community Land Trusts to make use of unused real-estate to create affordable homes The idea is...
young adults

Homeownership for young adults slips further out of reach

A recent investigation, carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), shows that rapidly increasing house prices are pushing young adults – whose salaries don’t compete – out of the market.
offsite building

Sadiq Khan approves 21-storey offsite building in Croydon

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans for a new 21-storey offsite building in Croydon
new build

CCNH celebrates CTSI approval in new build sector

The Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) celebrated its formal approval by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme at Westminster this week
affordable housing

Nearly all councils are failing to deliver affordable housing

Nearly all (92%) councils in England are failing to meet affordable housing needs, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
social housing Green Paper

Javid launches social housing Green Paper

Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced at the NHF conference that the government will launch a social housing Green Paper
UK housing market and construction

How the UK housing market is evolving

In the wake of Brexit, Article 50 and the General Election in June 2017, the UK housing market is under great scrutiny as Mark Haskell discusses here
starter homes

Starter Homes to begin construction this year says Housing Minister

The government has revealed the first wave of Starter Homes will begin construction in 2017, providing discounted properties across the country
Home ownership schemes

Research reveals patchwork of government home ownership schemes

The current patchwork of home ownership schemes succeeds in reaching a broad variety of would-be home-owning households, says new research

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