When will the price of new builds start dropping? in House prices and the economy Posted 10 hours ago 1 hour ago, steve99 said: Builders are also land bankers and are masters at drip feeding the market. As more than one builder said early in the pandemic "we are not ever going to drop prices, we will just stop building till they sell" meaning they will happily grind to a halt and lay off their subcontractors. Of course they get away with things like council tax on their holdings etc which no tory government is going to reform. I have been told a lot of developers are trying to get as much as possible built right now in order to sell them before HTB finishes. However in a lot of cases they are having problems sourcing materials so will miss out and be stuck when HTB is gone.