© 2012 Globespan Media Ltd, 3rd Floor, 8 Baltic Street East, London EC1Y 0UP
Privacy and Cookies
Housebuilders will be patting themselves on the back this morning after new figures released by Britain's home building industry revealed that the majority of residential property developers achieved outstanding satisfaction levels as the industry continues to drive improvements in customer service standards
People who have recently purchased a new home - or are currently looking for one - can win £1,000 in exchange for taking part in a ten minute telephone conversation.
Many housebuilders now have the capacity to increase the supply of much needed new homes in England after fresh data showed that developers committed more capital to land acquisition and development in 2012, attracted primarily by good quality residential sites with planning consent.
Despite the severe housing shortage in this country, the overall number of new homes developed last year actually fell compared to the previous year, according to new figures released today by the National House-Building Council (NHBC).
Homes for Scotland, the housebuilding industry body north of the border, has welcomed yesterday's announcement by Finance Secretary John Swinney that £205m will be made available to boost construction activity, including more much needed new homes.
Despite the recession and sluggish nature of the UK housing market, the property market in prime central London continues to go from strength to strength with record high prices being achieved across the area price.
For example, The Lancasters, a luxury development featuring 77 new homes with views onto, or across Hyde Park, is now 90% sold in spite of the fact that properties in the scheme are now being sold for over £3,500 per sq ft.
Despite the recession housebuilder Bovis Homes continues to enjoy strong property sales success thanks to high demand from homebuyers for its new build homes.
The company increased the volume of its active new homes sales outlets by 21% to 82 during the first half of this year compared to 68 in the corresponding period in 2011, it said.
With the number of new homes being built in Britain at an historical low, rental values across much of the country are rising as more people are forced to live in rental accommodation, a new report reveals.
Fresh data released by LSL, which owns the Your Move and Reeds Rains property chains, shows that average rents increased by 1% last month and were 2.9% higher than a year ago.
Estate agents Connells has seen a further rise in new homes sales during the first half of this year, following a 28% increase in new homes in 2011, supporting claims that demand for new homes is rising.
From best starter and affordable homes to luxury houses, there is a great range of What House? Award winning properties to suit every taste and budget.
The What House? Awards, now in their 31st year, are the most sought-after accolade in the new homes industry, and a consumer guide to excellence when it comes to buying a new build home.