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NHBC reports uptick in home completions

21 Dec 12 NHBC’s latest UK statistics show a 7% increase in the number of new homes being registered in recent months.

In total there were 26,420 new home registrations in the three months September to November, compared with 24,731 in the same three months of 2011.

However, for the first 11 months of 2012,there was a 10% drop, with 99,160 new homes registered, compared to 109,850 in the same period of 2011.

NHBC commercial director Richard Tamayo said: “2012 has generally not lived up to the hopes we held for it, however as we approach its end there are signs that activity is picking up. Government-backed schemes such as NewBuy and Funding for Lending will hopefully provide further support in the New Year to those who have desired to own a home but in the past experienced difficulties obtaining mortgages. Hopefully 2013 can consolidate and then build on this momentum.”

NHBC UK statistics for September-November 2012 show that out of the total 24,731 new homes, private sector registrations were up 4% to 19,655, compared with 18,839 for the same period in 2011. Public sector registrations were up 15% to 6,765, compared to 5,892 for the same three months of 2011.

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered September – November 2012 by region: 

Region

September – November

 2012

September – November

 2011

England - Regions

North East

1,067

826

North West

1,660

1,543

Merseyside

256

467

Yorkshire & the Humber

1,496

1,331

West Midlands

2,053

2,136

East Midlands

1,659

2,099

Eastern

3,093

2,684

South West

2,941

2,533

Greater London

4,992

3,931

South East

3,824

3,336

Totals for England

23,041

20,886

Scotland - Councils

1,974

2,252

Wales - Unitary Authorities

967

891

Northern Ireland – Counties 

418

677

Isle of Man

20

25

Totals for UK

26,420

24,731

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