New home registrations at highest level since 2007

"Steve Wood, NHBC CEO, comments: “It is great to see the resilience of housebuilders over the 2019 year. This momentum needs to be maintained as we enter a new decade, with the industry ever-more focused on quality and fire safety." https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/property/new-home-registrations-at-highest-level-since-2007-reports-nhbc.html read more

77% of Scots have never checked the flood risk of their home

A new YouGov survey found that 62% of respondents have never checked the flood risk level of their home, but the people of Scotland in particular are the least likely to have carried out any checks (77%). https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/household/majority-admit-to-never-checking-their-homes-flood-risk.html read more

Nearly 75% of tenants do not have life insurance/CIC

Research by Sainsbury's Bank found that only 26% of tenants are likely to have a life insurance or critical illness policy despite 54% of being more concerned than homeowners (48%) about passing away before old age and 21% worrying about it on a weekly basis. https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/landlords/almost-three-quarters-of-tenants-have-fallen-in-to-the-protection-gap-and-have-no-life-insurance.html read more

Scottish Government welcomes 15% increase of new housing supply.

This is the sixth consecutive annual increase in the total housing supply with Housing Minister Kevin Stewart adding: “We want to ensure everyone has a warm affordable home and these figures show we are on target to reach delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.” However, Kevin Stewart fears that Brexit could impact future growth. See below. https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/scottish-government-welcomes-15-increase-of-new-housing-supply read more

£30m fund offered to create low-carbon heating infrastructure

The Scottish Low Carbon Heat Funding Invitation has made £30 million available to businesses and organisations for innovative solutions to heat buildings as part of a wider Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/30m-low-carbon-funding-to-encourage-renewable-heating read more