DCLG plays down figures as the start of a new housebuilding cycle, but Labour calls the drop 'disastrous'.
Fastest growth in new homes for eight years but still figures fall short of meeting government's 2020 target.
Land Registry and ONS data shows London property outperformed all other regions of the UK in September.
Office construction increased by 4% over the past six months to 14.8 million sq ft.
Asking prices on homes for sale are resilient in the face of Brexit.
Landlords face higher costs, but may not be able to raise rents in response because of affordability issues.
It has been speculated that Trump's election in the US may cause Americans to migrate to London.
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House price index from Halifax shows slowing annual rate of growth in the UK.
Campaigners warn more households at risk of homelessness and poverty because of lower benefit cap.
Property firm says house prices will grow by 13.1% on average in the UK by 2021.
Sharp fall in the value of the pound against the dollar hands Americans a discount worth thousands.
But Black Brick boss also says sub-£1m property market is 'active and resilient' in London.
NHBC reports zero growth in the number of new homes registered to be built during the third quarter.
Public Accounts Committee says government risks missing 2020 target to sell enough land for 160,000 homes.