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2011  New homes news


19 July 2011

Stamp Duty Land Tax rates lower for multiple purchases


15 July 2011

Water companies notify customers of change of ownership of private sewers


15 May 2011

Halifax says house prices fall again in April


9 May 2011

Councils using planning system to generate extra revenue


6th May 2011

House prices continue to fall says Nationwide


2 May 2011

Public opinion suggest house prices have further to fall


27 April 2011

House builders confirm new homes upturn


16 April 2011

Payment protection system launched for homeowners.


11 April 2011

Lenders pursuing borrowers with arrears


6 April 2011

Zero Carbon policy clarified


4 April 2011

Slight increase in new home starts


29 March 2011

Budget 2011 measures to help house builders


28 March 2011

New £250 million First Buy scheme launched


24 March 2011

First-time buyer mortgages now available for those with a 10% deposit


22 March 2011

Zero-carbon standards increase price of new homes


11 March 2011  

Housing starts running at all time lows


9 March 2011

Property fraud on the increase - Land Registry compensation up 25%

7 March 2011

NHBC launches new Fire Safety in Construction Course


3 March 2011

Falling house prices trapping second-time buyers in their homes


2 March 2011

Lenders accused of pricing first-time buyers out of the market


28 February 2011

New home starts down 8% compared to 2010


17 February 2011

Welsh Assembly votes for sprinklers in new homes


4th February 2011

More gloom for house prices?


17 January 2011

Water companies to be responsible for household pipework


15 January 2011

Self-build new homes set to increase


8 January 2011

Mortgage Interest rates of 7% for those with low equity possible this year


5 January 2011

Lower fuel bills by 30% or more and reduce C02 emissions by 50%


2010  New homes news

30 December 2010

Condensing boilers in new homes unreliable in cold weather


3 December 2010

UK new homes not as energy efficient as SAP ratings suggest


23 November 2010

Zurich withdraws from the new home warranty market


28 October 2010

Insurers bring timber frame workmanship under scrutiny

8 October 2010

HSE publishes new guidance for fire safety in construction


14 September 2010

Castleoak Basingstoke building site destroyed by fire

Castleoak HSE Prosecution Click


7th September 2010

BS5973:1993 is to be formally withdrawn by the end of 2010


1st September 2010

NHBC changes registered office


29 August 2010

First time buyers being frozen out of home ownership


17 August 2010

Housing Market Report


23rd June 2010

Number of new homes registered with NHBC rises 68%


20 May 2010

HIPs are history: Eric Pickles suspends Home Information Packs


6 May 2010

BBC Watchdog programme highlights poor quality Persimmon Homes


30 April 2010

House Prices continue to rise


6 April 2010

Community Infrastructure Levy introduced


24 March 2010

Stamp Duty suspended for two years for first-time buyers


16 March 2010

Code for Sustainable homes level 3 (CSH3)


15 February 2010

Consumer Code for Home Builders


25 October 2009

Buying “off-plan” beware of the pitfalls!


2008  New homes news

19 December 2008

Poorly built Persimmon new home kills four year old boy


23 July 2008

NHBC reports decline in new home starts


10 July 2008

Barratt to Axe 1200 Jobs


9 July 2008

House repossession rates set to take off


9 July 2008

Persimmon axes workforce by 2,000


9 July 2008

More housebuilders cut jobs


7 July 2008

Housebuilders shares too risky for investors


6 July 2008

Beleaguered Taylor Wimpey looks at sell-offs


22 June 2008

Future of Housebuilders is in Bank’s hands


5th May 2008

Bellway to merge with Redrow


5th May 2008

Repossessions set to increase


2 May 2008

House Builder’s shares on free-fall


29 February 2008

HIPS required for all new homes


29 February 2008

Nationwide House Price Index shows fall for fourth month in a row


2007  New homes news

19 December 2007

“Moderate housing growth” says NHBC


22 November 2007

The Callcutt Review of Housebuilding Delivery was published today


22 November 2007

Home information packs extended to all homes from 14th December 2007


8 November 2007

House Prices continue to tumble


26 October 2007

Energy performance Requirement for new homes put back


20 October 2007

Energy Performance Requirement for new homes


14 September 2007

Northern Rock bailed out by Bank of England


10 September 2007

HIPS extended to include three Bedroom houses


30 June 2007

Channel 4 Dispatches Programme on new homes


27 June 2007

Is a house price crash coming soon?


22 June 2007

The Office of Fair Trading announces “groundbreaking study into UK house building market”


28 May 2007

The new Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill


23 May 2007

Home Information Packs delayed


13 May 2007

Plans for Eco-Towns


1 May 2007

Home Information Packs


1 May 2007

House Prices on the rise


28 April 2007

NHBC statistics show new home sales on the increase


8 April 2007

New Laws to protect home buyers


25 March 2007

Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey in £5bn merger deal


15 March 2007

New homes petition launched


8 March 2007

NHBC statistics show number of new homes up 7% on 2005


5 February 2007

Barratt Developments buys Wilson Bowden


21 January 2007

Linden in buyout talks


21 January 2007

David Wilson Homes In takeover speculation


19 January 2007

Crest Nicholson in take over speculation


2006  New homes news

19 December 2006

Energy performance certificates


19 December 2006

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into force October 2006


19 December 2006

Terraced houses becoming more popular


30 November 2006

House Prices continue to rise


30 September 2006

House prices rise 8.66%


18 September 2006

The Land Registry launches “Chain Matrix”


16 September 2006

Portman and Nationwide building societies announce proposed merger


29 August 2006

Builder’s end of year approaching


18 August 2006

NHBC News Online release


18 July 2006

Government announces phased HIP roll-out to begin with energy certificates


20 April 2006

NHBC publishes it’s revised Customer Service - A Code of Conduct for house builders


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