Guidance

House building; new build dwellings data: notes and definitions (includes P2 and AIR full guidance notes and returns form)

Guidance for local authorities and independent approved inspectors compiling quarterly information about new permanent dwellings, which is used for house building quarterly returns.

Overview

This guidance is to be read in conjunction with the collection on house building, which includes the latest statistical releases and sets of live tables.

House building terms

The tables relate to new permanent dwellings only. House building figures relate to actual building for the quarter of dwelling units and are subject to revision for late returns. For a glossary of terms and definitions used in Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) housing statistical publications and English Housing Survey reports see the MHCLG glossary.

P2 form and guidance notes

Guidance notes on the completion of the P2 (quarterly) return

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AIR (Approved Inspectors Return) form and guidance notes

Guidance notes on the completion of the AIR (quarterly) return

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Published 14 November 2012
Last updated 12 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added updated P2 and AIR forms and guidance notes.
  2. Guidance notes and quaterly return form have been updated.
  3. First published.