COVID Guidelines

Following the UK lockdown announcement we can confirm we are still operating.

To remain COVID safe have implemented the following guidelines for our operators:

Social distancing measures observed at all times
Hand sanitisers to be carried by all operators and used regularly
No knocking on vendors doors/interacting with vendors unless absolutely necessary
No visiting of branches
Face coverings/masks to be worn where possible
One person per van, unless those people live in the same household

Please ensure your customers are aware that we will be enforcing strict social distancing to protect all involved. We politely request they do not approach our operators, and boards are left in easily accessible locations for collection when required.

Thank you to all our clients for their continued patience during this time.

June slump for UK rental market

Junes data from the Agency Express Property Activity has shown a cooling across the UK rental market. Month on month figures for new listings ‘To Let’ did see a marginal increase sitting 0.90%, but figures for properties ‘Let’ fell to sit at -1.9%. The index also highlighted that figures for properties ‘Let’ during June were at their lowest since 2014.

This months data appears consistent with recent reports from the Council of Mortgage Lenders who said: “After the distortion of the stamp duty change last year, buy-to-let house purchase activity stabilised, albeit at a lower level than before. We had expected a slight recovery in lending levels, but that has not materialised.”

Commenting on the latest Property Activity Index lettings report, Stephen Watson Managing Director of Agency Express said: 

As we look back over historical data recorded by the Property Activity Index, we can see that June is usually a buoyant month for UK lettings. However, this year we have witnessed a slower moving market specifically in the number of properties ‘Let’. Moving in to July and August, if usual trends dictate we don’t anticipate any large increases in activity. 

To read the latest Property Activity Index report in full click here:

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