While this was a 5% decrease compared with the previous quarter, it was more than double the level between April and June 2020 – a period during which a lockdown was in place to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
Some 43,660 home completions were recorded between April and June, which was a 10% decrease on the previous quarter.
The housing market has been put under considerable strain
Danny Belton, Legal & General Mortgage Club
The latest completions total was also more than double the number seen in the same period a year earlier.
The number of new homes being started is 12% below a peak seen in 2007 and 149% above a trough recorded in 2009, the report said.
Danny Belton, head of lender relationships at Legal & General Mortgage Club said: “The housing market has been put under considerable strain in recent months, with material and labour shortages slowing the development of new homes.”
He added: “If homeownership is going to remain possible for future generations, then alternative construction methods, like modular housing, also need to be considered.”