12 Feb 2018

Our managing director has praised the positive impact Help to Buy is having on the UK economy after Robertson Homes enjoyed a strong launch in the North East.

Having expanded from our Scottish heartland into the region earlier this year we are currently on site in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Managing director John Murphy said:

We've had a fantastic response since we launched our new developments in the North East and I've no doubt that the Help to Buy scheme is playing an important part in that success."

"The demand for new housing continues to grow and it's clear that supply is struggling to keep pace. There are a variety of reasons for that, most of them societal, such as the ever increasing UK population and a growth in one person households, but the Help to Buy scheme is definitely making a difference; not just by helping first time buyers and boosting the health of the housing sector itself but in terms of the wider impact it has in stimulating the economy."

"Added to that, the government's move in the most recent Budget to exempt first-time buyers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from stamp duty on the first £300,000 of a property's purchase price has also been a positive step."

"Regarding the company's move into the North East, Murphy said it occurred due to its belief that there is huge potential for us there."

"As well as the sites we already have in development, we have a strong pipeline of other sites across the region. We're continuing to consolidate and grow across our existing markets in Scotland but I'm in no doubt that the Help to Buy scheme will continue to be an important factor as we implement our strategy for expansion into the North East."