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Author: P D Young, Managing Director
1st August 2014

Market Prices are Stabilising
The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has just announced that Britain's economic recovery is now outstripping the entire developed world and it is expected to grow by 3.2% in 2014. Additionally the Office for National Statistics has also revealed that our economy is larger than ever before so we, as a nation, go to the top of the class. This is excellent news as confidence in the economy spreads across…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff, Lettings Director
31st July 2014

The hot summer market is well and truly in full swing and we have never been busier. As mentioned in the last newsletter, the third quarter of the year is always the highlight in the seasonal lettings cycle, mostly because of the start of the new school year in September and the consequential increase in corporate relocations and families moving to be closer to schools.
We have had record levels of corporate relocations and…  more

Author: P D Young, Managing Director
30th June 2014

Correct Pricing is Key
As the summer market has picked up I have been looking at more properties within a 100 miles radius of London for our Country House Department. It is a sad indictment on professional estate agents that many advise their clients to market their properties at well over the market value in order to secure the instruction. The problem is further compounded as, in the country, the norm is for vendors to pay for…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff, Lettings Director
30th June 2014

Summer has finally arrived, and this means one thing; the lettings market well and truly starts warming up. Q3 is always the busiest in the lettings cycle. This is down to various reasons. Families need to relocate in time for the start of the academic year but will often try and secure their new home early, in order to go away in late July and August during the school holidays. Corporate activity will also increase drastically as many…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff
19th May 2014

It has been a busy quarter for the lettings market with transaction levels hovering at approx. 25% higher than last year. Competition for rental properties is fierce and potential tenants are placing multiple bids in order to secure their ideal property. The message to tenants remains clear, once you have found a suitable property, offer the asking price and be prepared to sign and agree a tenancy immediately.
The surge in house…  more


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