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London new homes registrations falter as UK rises

London and the North East were the only places in the country to see home building registrations fall during the three months from February to April.

According to the latest NHBC figures, UK new homes registrations were increased by 20% to 41,307 compared with the same period last year .

But there was further evidence of cooling in the Capital against a backdrop of stagnant prices. London saw a sharp fall of nearly 2,400 registrations, equating to a 30% drop over the period.

The only other area to suffer a decline was the smaller North East regional, which fell by a similar rate amounting to an actual decline of 450 registration compared to the same period a year before.

Across the UK private sector registrations increased by 24% during this period to 31,083, with the public sector also up by 8%  to 10,224.

For the month of April, 12,459 new homes were registered (9,268 private sector; 3,191 public sector), a 4% increase on the 11,985 homes (8,955 private; 3,030 public) registered in the same month last year.

NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton said; “The very positive start to the year continues, with the growth in new home registrations unaffected by uncertainty ahead of the General Election, and so 2015 is likely to be another strong year.

“Now that the outcome of the General Election has been decided we look forward to continuing our work with government to ensure that housing remains at the top of the political agenda to help us get back to pre-recession building levels.”

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