Latest mortgage news - New-build Homes

16 Feb 2020

First time buyers given 30pc discount on First Home schemes

The government’s new First Home scheme will give first time buyers a 30% discount to get on the property ladder.

16 Nov 2019

Home buyers pay 30% premium for new builds over existing homes

House prices for new build homes are nearly 30% higher than existing properties in England as developers ignore wider pricing trends.

28 Jun 2019

Leasehold banned on all new-build houses by government

The government takes action to ban the sale of all new-build properties as leasehold to return fairness for the housing market.

19 Mar 2019

MPs call for reform to protect leaseholders from ground rent abuse

A committee of MPs have called for wide ranging legal reform protecting leaseholders from unfair charges and ground rents.

19 Sep 2018

Social housing gets £2bn cash to build new affordable homes

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged £2bn of funding for social housing building tens of thousands of new homes.

07 Feb 2018

Londoners offered first dibs on new build homes valued up to £350,000

Mayor of London will restrict overseas buyers and give Londoners and UK-based buyers first dibs to secure new build homes.

01 Dec 2017

House prices stable with low mortgage rates and lack of housing supply

The low mortgage rates, high employment and a shortage of homes are helping to keep house prices at their current levels.

28 Sep 2017

New Build house prices rise 17% with support from Help to Buy, says ONS

Prices of new build properties in England increased over 17% in a year with record loans from the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

17 Jul 2017

London Mayor slams council decision to cut affordable homes at Battersea

Mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised Wandsworth Council for allowing the Battersea development to cut the number of affordable homes.

15 Jun 2017

Overseas investors buy London new build homes aimed at first time buyers

Research for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shows first time buyers in the capital are losing out to overseas investors acquiring property.

16 May 2017

New build house prices fall 7% in England for the month

Prices of new build properties have reduced by -7% as price inflation has eased and housing market activity is subdued across the country.

17 Jan 2017

New-build home prices are 32pc higher in East of England, says ONS

The rise in property values for the East of England are leading the market with new-build homes seeing a 32% price increase in the last year.

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