New home builds increase but private sector falls

The Scottish Government said there were 18,750 new build homes completed across all sectors in the year to September 2018, an increase of 4% or 635 homes on the previous year.

However, private sector-led completions fell 3% to 13,831 completions.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician released the latest Quarterly Housing Statistics for Scotland, which present the latest quarterly information on new build housing and affordable housing supply.

“The 4% increase in all sector new build completions in the 12 months ending September 2018 included increases in housing association completions (35% or 887 homes) and local authority completions (8% or 116 homes), whilst private sector-led completions fell by 368 homes (3%),” said the Scottish Government.

“The total number of social sector completions (housing association and local authority starts combined) increased by 1,003 homes (26%).”