One of the many benefits of working in an open plan office is that you hear the comments of others and more often than not in this office the whoops of delight as another house is let or sold. The most recent exclamation was from Emilie when a check on our Righmove statistic showed a massive spike in views to the details of our properties since the 21st January. Although delighted by the sudden considerable increase in views, we are not surprised that there is so much activity. 2016 finished on a high note for the lettings team with more lets agreed and more requests for appraisals than for the same period in 2015. Applicant registrations for December and January were up and we have 33% more ‘check ins’ booked for January than last year.
We are constantly watching the market and monitoring the general trends and influences on the lettings market such as Brexit, tax changes and possible legislation on tenant fees. Whilst these will undoubtedly affect the general market, here in Hampshire and West Sussex we are thrilled with the start to our year.
For more details on this please see our January newsletter