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New Build Homes Specialist Hits Back At Halifax


The nation’s largest independent housebuilder, Miller Homes, has hit back at the report by the Halifax that claims that nearly two-thirds of adults believe they will never own their own home.

Sue Warwick, national sales and marketing director for Miller Homes, said: ‘Today’s findings from the Halifax inject yet another shot of negativity into the hearts of new buyers. It’s quite ironic that the nation’s largest mortgage provider has released figures that show that buyers are giving up hope of ever owning their own home. The figures claim that we are entering the age of the renter which, if true, is pretty bad news for the Halifax!

‘I strenuously disagree with this sentiment though. People are still keen to purchase their own home and, unlike the continental view of renting as the preference or the norm, Brits still want to own their own little piece of Britain.

‘We have experienced a huge amount of interest in the HomeBuy Direct and our own MiWay incentive specifically designed to help first time buyers onto the ladder. Equity Loans have helped thousands to achieve their house buying dreams and schemes like Deposit Match and Recommend a Friend have also helped people purchase their first home.

‘Negative news reports have an effect on the whole outlook of the house buying market. I just wish that rather than report such negative findings, the people in a position to help buyers would do so, rather than tout news that heightens a sense of hopelessness. There is help out there for new buyers who are struggling to find a deposit – you just need to know where to look.’


About Miller Homes
Miller Homes, part of the Miller Group, is the nation’s largest privately-owned house builder. Since 1934 Miller Homes has completed over 60,000 new build homes, including new homes in Scotland and new homes in the West Midlands and established itself as one of the top three house builders in Scotland and the North East of England, and top ten in the UK as a whole.

About The Miller Group
The Miller Group is the UK’s largest privately-owned house building, property development and construction business. The group comprises of Miller Homes, the UK’s largest independent house builder running for 75 years; Miller Developments, one of the UK’s leading urban development and investment companies, and Miller Construction, a highly reputable construction service in the UK.


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