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Rising private housing registrations offset fall in public sector homes

Private sector registrations rose almost 7% to 28,861 during the three months from May to July compensating for a sharp fall in public housing over the period.

According to NHBC’s latest figures this kept the total number of new homes registered across the UK slightly ahead of last year despite a 14% fall in social housing starts to 9,238.

The latest statistics show that overall 38,099 new homes, up 1% on May – July last year.

The rise builds on the strong growth seen throughout the country over the last 18 months.

Across the regions London suffered a17% fall in registrations, while the East Midlands jumped 55% in the three-month period.

Registrations for July alone dropped slightly to 13,153 from 13,539 in July 2013, again due to falling public registrations.

NHBC’s chief executive Mike Quinton said: “Our latest statistics continue the trend seen during the year to date, with monthly volumes remaining steady and consolidating on last year’s overall levels.

“As we have stressed in the past, this recovery has been from a historically low base, so the industry must continue to work hard to meet the demand for more new, quality homes.”

 

Region May –July 2014May–July 2013
England - Regions
  
North East
1,368
1,467
North West2,616 2,313
 Merseyside332552
Yorkshire & the Humber2,4231,978
West Midlands3,2112,795
East Midlands3,9842,571
Eastern3,5053,938
South West
3,9243,961
Greater London
6,546
7,917
South East6,0566,203
Totals for England33,96533,695
   
Scotland - Councils
2,4542,762
Wales1,123884
Northern Ireland516360
Isle of Man4137

  
Totals for UK 38,099 37,738

                                           
           
           
           
          
            
           
           
           


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