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