There was a 4% rise in the number of new build homes completed in Scotland in the 12 months to September 2018, the latest official figures to be published show.
No starter homes have been built in the past three years and the Government will fail to reach its target of 200,000 by 2020 despite allocating £1.2 billion to the programme.
People buying new-build homes should be able to hold back 5% of the purchase price until the house builder has fixed any problems or defects with the property, says a new report.
Osborne’s plan to assist first-time buyers has created colossal windfall profits. The Treasury deserves some of that money
Flagship policy of former government drives up firms’ profits along with house prices
More houses need to be built in the UK to relieve the pressure on first time buyers, but this will not address the growing issue of under-occupancy and the lack of affordability caused by population increases and ageing, according to a new report.
Builder condemned for making massive gains from taxpayer-funded programme
Shares in housebuilder Persimmon have fallen sharply after the company's continued participation in the Help to Buy scheme came under scrutiny.
The planning permission process in the UK needs to be urgently reformed and speeded up and the Government needs to work more closely with local authorities to help boost the number of new homes being built, it is suggested.
The results of the Q4 2018 RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey show a mixed picture, but there has been a moderation to growth in output across the UK.
The number of new homes being started in England increased by 12% in the third quarter of 2018 on a quarterly and annual basis, the latest official figures show.
Housebuilder Avant Homes has acquired a “significant” parcel of land at Chesterfield’s £340m Waterside development.
The company says it will build 177 homes on the land.
Housebuilder is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the taxpayer-funded scheme
Cheaper mortgage deals are keeping buyers interested despite Brexit uncertainty, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey said on Wednesday.
Figures from the government and NHBC show signs of a reviving housing market, if you ignore London and the South
The boss of one of London’s biggest housebuilders on Friday pleaded with politicians to avoid a hard Brexit disrupting the vital flow of materials into the UK.
Hundreds of new properties have been built using weak mortar that does not meet recommended industry standards, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.
Brexit turmoil at Westminster and fears of potential “disaster” are still sapping the London market, the boss of Telford Homes warned on Wednesday.
Property developer Linden Homes is set to build hundreds of new homes in North, South and East Yorkshire after completing a trio of land acquisitions.
Poor quality prompted owners to list issues from leaks to creaking floors. For some the saga goes on
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