LandSite LLP - Land Agents and Site Identification

The Land Market

Whilst the recession in the UK has certainly reduced activity in the land market, it has also meant that a backlog of demand for good sites has begun to build up. In 2007 the UK built 154,000 new homes. In 2012 98,000 were built. The latest demand figures show that a threefold increase in new homes built each year is required, meaning the next few years offer a fantastic opportunity for landowners to promote and put forward their landholdings.

At LandSite we are always abreast of the latest developments in the sector, and are able to provide an up-to-date assessment of the market conditions. The resources below may be of interest, or please feel free to contact LandSite to ask any questions or discuss your requirements.

Knight Frank Residential Development Land IndexKnight Frank Residential Development Land Index

Knight Frank produces a quartlery report summarising the state of the UK Residential Development Land Market.

The latest report (Q4 2014) states that the average value of residential development land rose by 0.1% in that quarter - the seventh consecutive quarter of increases. Average greenfield land values are up by 2.3% on an annual basis, down from a 5.3% rise in 2013.

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Source: Knight Frank 2015

Savills UK Residential Development Land Research

Savills also publishes interesting research and articles on their website, as part of their "Market in Minutes" series.

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Nationwide House Price Index Nationwide House Price Index

The Nationwide Building Society produces a monthly report on house prices in the UK and a seasonally adjusted index - the latest figure is 379.3.

The latest report (January 2015) shows a monthly average price increase of 0.3%, and an annual increase of 6.8%.

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Source: Nationwide 2015

Housebuilder Share Prices

The graph shows the current daily share price movements for the three largest UK housebuilders by volume.

  Barratt Developments view full chart
  Taylor Wimpey view full chart
  Persimmon view full chart

Source: Google Finance 2015