Board Services Have Resumed

We are pleased to confirm our return to service as of Monday 11th May onwards.

With a wider understanding now of the relevant health risks, we will be implementing 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.

UK property market reveals further promising increases

Following last month’s return to market, the latest data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index has revealed further promising increases in activity.

National month on month figures for new listings ‘For Sale’ sat at 36.3% while properties ‘Sold’ rose to a robust 58.8%. Looking back over the Property Activity Index’s historical records we can see that this month’s increase in figures are greater than those recorded in the same period of 2019 and 2018.

The upward trend continued with all 12 regions recorded by the Property Activity Index reporting increases in both new listings ‘For Sale’ and properties ‘Sold’.

Scotland sat at the top of this month’s leader board; with COVID-19 measures easing in the region, figures for new listings ‘For Sale’ bounced back at 119.3%. A buoyant market was also reported in the North East with figures for properties ‘Sold’ sitting at 90%.

Other hotspots across the UK included:

New listings ‘For Sale’

  • Wales 57.4%
  • North East 51.1%
  • East Anglia 45.7%
  • London 42.3%
  • Central England 39.3%
  • South West 36.6%
  • South East 34.3%

Properties ‘Sold’

  • East Anglia 72.8%
  • Yorkshire & Humberside 69.1%
  • South West 67.1%
  • West Midlands 65.8%
  • South East 63.1%
  • Central England 59.5%
  • London 51.1%

Commenting on the Property Activity Index results, Ben Brookes, Managing Director of Agency Express said:

This month the UK property market has really started to ramp up. The levels of activity have been better than our expectations and instructions continue to increase daily. In light of the recent stamp duty holiday announcement, we are also confident that we will see a surge of new listings and are hoping that the market will remain stimulated throughout August when typically it slows.   

 

 

 

 

Monthly % Changes for June 2020

% Changes for Apr - June 2020

New Listings
% Change over last 12 months vs Previous 12 months

Properties Sold
% Change over last 12 months vs Previous 12 months

New Listings Properties Sold
Jun 20 Jun 19 Jun 20 Jun 19
NATIONAL 36.3 -1 58.8 -3.1
Central England 39.3 14.2 59.5 -2.5
East Anglia 45.7 5.3 72.8 -7.2
East Midlands 25.6 -1.9 35.4 5.6
London 42.3 21 51.1 -3.8
North East 51.1 -6.8 90 -7.9
North West 18.8 -15 37.7 -5.2
Scotland 119.3 -7 31.5 -7.4
South East 34.3 -6.7 63.1 -13.9
South West 36.6 -2 67.1 0.7
Wales 57.4 -7.4 46.6 1.4
West Midlands 29.7 0.8 65.8 5.6
Yorks & Humber 32.2 -6.9 69.1 -1.5
New Listings Properties Sold
Apr -
Aug 20
Apr -
Jun 19
Apr -
Jun 20
Apr -
Jun 19
NATIONAL 12.1 1.1 8.8 -0.1
Central England 15.5 7.5 5.6 2.5
East Anglia 10.1 4.7 11.1 0.1
East Midlands 11.2 -1.1 13 3.2
London 20.2 15.3 3 0.3
North East 11.9 -6.8 19.6 -5.2
North West 11.6 -4.1 14.6 -1.3
Scotland -49.3 -8.4 -48.5 -3
South East 19.4 4.4 12.9 -3.5
South West 15.2 -0.1 10.5 -0.2
Wales 7.7 -3.8 -17.7 -2.4
West Midlands 19.3 1.7 22.2 4.4
Yorks & Humber 14.9 0.2 14.5 0.7
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