LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

We are pleased to announce that following the government’s guidance on moving home during the coronavirus pandemic, our branches in England have now re-opened for pre-booked appointments, and our branches in Scotland in Wales will start re-opening their doors over the coming days. Health and safety remains our main priority, and in line with government’s advice, a number of strict measures have been put in place to protect our staff and customers. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Current market conditions for sales

Current market conditions for sales

The press is awash with reports from The Halifax, Nationwide etc all shouting loudly that house prices are rising. This is good news for us all and has injected a sense of urgency into the sales market.  With the extra mortgage lending and first time buyers’ returning, the market is buzzing with activity. However, if the data regarding house prices is scrutinised further then a more realistic view is found. The building societies reports are based upon mortgage approvals, not completions, and we feel that this information is misleading if not flawed. They also include London transactions that can skew the statistics. The correct information is found at Land Registry which reports upon sales completions. Hinckley prices dropped in the first six months of this year, but bounced back in July with a 2% increase. Averaged out and year to date the house prices in our town have increased by 0.5%.  It’s all good news.