New Homes

Housing boom begins to slow

Housing boom begins to slow

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Latest figures from the RICS show the housing boom flattening, particularly in London. More stringent lending conditions are starting to have a dampening effect on the housing market according to the latest monthly survey of estate agents by the RICS. It said demand for new homes in May in London fell for the first time since June 2012, and the supply of new homes nationally contracted for the fifth consecutive month. In addition it said [...]

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Council picks firms for Liverpool £200m housing programme

Council picks firms for Liverpool £200m housing programme

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Liverpool council has appointed a consortium of Redrow Homes, Liverpool Mutual Housing (LMA) and Willmott Dixon for its Liverpool £200m housing programme. Under the Building Our Future agreement, 1,500 new homes will be constructed, and 1,000 will be refurbished by 2019, with an option to extend the programme for a further five years to deliver more new build and refurbishments. Liverpool said the partners would carry out a “comprehensive review” of the housing market [...]

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Growth in new home registrations starts to slow

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Latest figures from the NHBC for April show new home registrations slipping down into around 3-4%, compared with last years totals. A year ago the same monthly figures were soaring around 30% compared to 2012 as the industry started to shift out of the doldrums. But the latest figures suggest the rapid growth in new home registrations is subsiding to a more “sustainable” level. But this falls short of the growth hoped for by Government. In [...]

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Exclusive: Builders use red-tape reforms to duck deals on affordable homes

See on Scoop.it – Cowboy Builders Exclusive: Builders use red-tape reforms to duck deals on affordable homes. Developers are using a new law intended to cut bureaucracy and kick-start the economy to challenge their obligation to contribute to the building of affordable new homes. Figures seen by The Independent show that the Planning Inspectorate is considering 10 appeals lodged by house builders which aim to cut or eliminate planning restrictions by claiming they would make schemes unviable. It comes amid a rebellion by [...]

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