Demand for Housing reaches 11 year high

28 July by


In a report published this week by the National Association of Estate Agents, the figures reveal that housing demand has reached an 11 year high, with the number of house hunters registered per branch of the association's members reaching 439 in June, the highest since August 2004.

In conjunction, the latest Housing Pipeline report, published by Glenigan and the Home Builders Federation, states that 52,167 planning permissions for homes in England were granted in the first quarter of this year, which is a 19% increase on the same quarter last year (43,926 permissions were granted).

The same report shows that the annual total of planning permissions for homes in England has passed 200,000 for the first time since 2008. 

The Land Registry’s house price index for June was also published this week and shows a monthly price increase of 1.1 per cent, with the annual price change now standing at 5.4 per cent, bringing the average house price in England and Wales to £181,619.

Demand for housing continues to impact the Planning & Built Environment jobs market, as we see an increase rise in demand for; building surveyors, town planners and urban designers.