3% drop in registrations
New homes registered by social landlords have decreased 3% in a year, figures released today reveal.
The figures show 8,118 ‘public sector homes’, which include homes built by housing associations, were registered with the National House Building Council in December 2015 to February 2016.
This is a 3% decrease on the 8,402 public homes registered in the same period the previous year.
Overall, total registrations in December to February decreased by 8% to 33,251, while private sector registrations fell 10% to 25,133.
Mike Quinton, chief executive of NHBC, said: “February’s new home registration figures demonstrate steady levels of house building activity.
“Despite a slow overall start to the year, industry confidence remains high and house builders are progressing well with their plans for growth in 2016.”
|Country/Region||Dec‘15 – Feb ‘16||Dec ‘14 – Feb ‘15|
|England - Regions||Total registrations||Total registrations|
|Yorkshire & the Humber||1,957||2,702|
|Totals for England||29,200||31,960|
|Scotland - Councils||2,818||2,424|
|Wales - Unitary Authorities||714||1,100|
|Northern Ireland - Counties||519||717|
|Totals for UK||33,251||36,211|