The latest of our New Homes Bulletins has been released. The findings have come from our carefully researched data courtesy of the Rettie Research Team, Scotland’s largest dedicated property research department.


• The Scottish Government appears still to be driving councils to meets its 50,000 affordable homes target this parliamentary term, with a 29% rise in affordable housing approvals and £1.75 billion allocated to Scottish councils.

• However, there is some industry concern that there is now some rowing back from this target.

• Various measures show a stalled new build market in Scotland and the rest of the UK, with new build completions only up 2% over the year in Scotland and starts down 5%.

Housing Association Completions in 2016/17 graph