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NHBC reports some year-end cheer after tough 2012

NHBC's latest UK statistics have today revealed signs of promise for the rolling quarter September - November 2012 with a 7% increase compared to the same three month period in 2011.

In total there were 26,420 new home registrations for this period compared to 24,731 in the same three months last year.

However, for the first 11 months of 2012 NHBC registered 99,160 new homes compared to 109,850 in the same period last year; a decrease of 10%.

Commenting on the latest figures as the year begins to draw to a close, Richard Tamayo, NHBC Commercial Director 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:

For the rolling quarter September-November 2012 the total number of registrations was 26,420 resulting in an increase when compared to the same period last year (24,731). Of these:

  • Private sector registrations in September-November 2012 were up 4% (19,655), compared with the same period in 2011 (18,839). 
  • Public sector registrations in September - November 2012 were up 15% (6,765) when compared with the same period a year ago (5,892).

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered September - November 2012 by region/country:

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

From March 2012 our Quarterly Statistics are incorporated into NHBC's Housing Market Report - Subscribe here.

Media contact at NHBC

Nadia Bedra or James Hall
nbedra@nhbc.co.uk, 01908 746 734
jhall@nhbc.co.uk, 01908 746 738

News Date: 21/12/12