Building consents lift 5.4% in 12 months to September

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 30 Oct 2018

By Rebecca Howard Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The number of new homes consented in the 12 months to September lifted 5.4 percent as the number of new townhouses, flats, and units consented stormed higher. In the year to September, 32,548 new homes were consented nationally, Statistics New Zealand said. Of those, a record 6,059 were townhouses, flats, and units, up 29 percent on a year earlier. There were 20,692 stand-alone houses – down 2.4 percent from the September 2017 year. Consents for apartments lifted 21 percent while permitted retire...

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