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.

The rises and falls of the UK property market in September

September’s month on month data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index, has revealed an increase in the number of new listings coming on to the UK property market. National figures show new listings ‘For Sale’ sitting at 2.4% while figures for properties ‘Sold’ saw a marginal decline at -0.3%.

Observing activity across the UK, five of the twelve regions recorded by the Property Activity Index reported increases in new listings ‘For Sale’ and seven reported increases in properties ‘Sold’.

The areas to record the largest month on month increases included:

New listings ‘For Sale’

  • London 16.30%
  • Central England 10.10%
  • East Anglia 5.90%
  • South West 5.10%
  • South East 5.00%

Properties ‘Sold’

  • South West 10.20%
  • Yorkshire & Humberside 5.40%
  • East Midlands 4.50%
  • Wales 3.60%
  • South East 1.50%

This month’s top performing region was the South West. Following a slump in new listings during July and August, figures bounced back to sit at 5.1%. Robust figures were also returned for properties ‘Sold’ at 10.20%. A healthy increase in new listings ‘For Sale’ was also reported in the capital, sitting at 16.30%. However, over a three month rolling period figures remain down at -23.70%.

The largest month on month declines in September’s Property Activity Index were recorded in Scotland. New listings ‘For Sale’ fell to -4.5% as did properties ‘Sold’ at -19.20%. The fall in figures marked the region’s largest month on month decline for September since the Property Activity Index’s first records in 2012.

Commenting on the latest index results, Stephen Watson, Managing Director of Agency Express said: During September we would normally see a spike in activity following the summer holiday slump. While ‘For Sale’ figures in general have remained on trend we haven’t witnessed the same buoyancy in ‘Sold’ figures. As we now move in to the last three months of the year where traditionally we start to see a slower pace across the market, it is unlikely that we will see any major increases in activity.

Monthly % Changes for September 2017

% Changes for Jul - September 2017

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
Sep 17 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 16
NATIONAL 2.4 3.5 -0.3 2.8
Central England 10.1 5.6 -1.6 9
East Anglia 5.9 1.1 0.2 4.6
East Midlands 0.4 -6.9 4.5 8.2
London 16.3 19.9 -2.7 8.5
North East -2.8 38.3 0.3 18.3
North West -1 -0.9 -6 3.5
Scotland -4.5 -3.6 -19.2 -5.4
South East 5 9.1 1.5 8.4
South West 5.1 2.2 10.2 -11
Wales -2.2 -10.1 3.6 -3.9
West Midlands -4.1 6.4 -9.8 8.2
Yorks & Humber -9.7 1.5 5.4 -2.3
New Listings Properties Sold
Jul -
Jul 17
Jul -
Sep 16
Jul -
Sep 17
Jul -
Sep 16
NATIONAL -6.3 -6.1 -1.6 -1.3
Central England -4.6 -3.2 -5.8 -3.1
East Anglia -6.2 -7.5 -1.8 -2.3
East Midlands 0.1 -1.1 0.6 3
London -23.7 -26 -5.1 -6.7
North East -1.8 8.3 -0.2 2.2
North West -4.3 -1.4 -1.2 0.7
Scotland -0.3 -3.4 -8.6 -3.8
South East -8.2 -5.6 -2.9 2.5
South West -0.5 -4 4.9 -2.7
Wales -3.3 -5.8 0.8 0.4
West Midlands -3.4 -0.4 -4.3 0.4
Yorks & Humber -7 -4.3 -0.4 -1.8
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