The start of a new year for The Country House Company is, as for many, a time of hope and excitement plus cautious optimism for the year ahead.
2017 saw a lot of uncertainty particularly in the rental market with a battering of legislation combined with the government looking to reform the sector. The reforms proposed were no doubt with the best of intentions but are yet to be clarified and therefore a degree of uncertainly continues. The Country House Company is well placed to deal with changes in legislation and administration; our team are professionally qualified and regularly attend seminars and training courses run by ARLA Propertymark, GKJ Consultants and other training institutes. As members of ARLA Propertymark we are made aware of all the changes in legislation as they come in so we are able to give landlords and tenants professional advice and guidance in changing times.
That said our first day back in the office has given us every reason to be optimistic for the year ahead. We have had three requests for market appraisals both sales and lettings, requests for viewings both sales and lettings and the expectation of a sales exchange by the end of the week.
A wonderful start to the New Year and we wish the same for all our clients.