“The storm in the housing market is settling”

Print This Post

13 October 2016


Search Acumen200Andy Sommerville, director of Search Acumen, comments on the RICS residential market survey, September 2016.

“Residential market sentiments this September show that house prices across Britain have risen for the second month in a row and the storm in the housing market is settling.”

“Enquiries from buyers have picked up for the first time since February, representing an increase in national demand as confidence seemingly grows. In addition, when looking ahead we see that house price expectations for the three and twelve month horizons have received a new lease of life after a post-brexit chill.”

“Despite a broadly positive outlook on a national level, continually falling prices in the capital reflect the uncertainty in our capital’s financial services industry since the referendum. Expectations of a pick-up in inflation due to the recent blows to the pound will not help the unaffordability of homes in the city whilst RICS forecast further drops in supply.”

“Looking forward to the Autumn Statement, the property sector anticipates the announcement of measures to boost home-building in Phillip Hammond’s first Budget statement. Tackling the growing gap between housing supply and demand will protect our market and allow ‘business as usual’ whilst we await more clarity on our relationship with a fragmented European Union.”

 

 



Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate



Leave a comment

* Denotes required field

All comments will be moderated before posting. Please see our Terms and Conditions

Legal Futures Blog

‘No, minister – CMCs are not the answer to your problem’

Qamar Anwar 2

Last month, MPs on the justice select committee asked minister Lord Keen what would happen when the government went ahead with its plan to raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims (from £1,000 to £5,000 for road traffic related claims and to £2,000 for everything else). As it is a jurisdiction in which lawyers do not generally operate – because legal costs are not recoverable – who might help claimants navigate what can still be a complex process? His answer, surprisingly, was claims management companies.

February 22nd, 2018