The housing market can be difficult to gauge at this time of year. Traditionally agents are busy over Christmas and then there can tend to be a lull until the spring. This does not appear to be the case this year as I have done more than twice as many agents’ floor plans during January as I did during the same period in 2018. Enquiry levels and sales achieved also seem to be at encouraging levels as well.

One particular area of my business that has been exceptionally busy for me since the turn of the year is the number of Land Registry compliant plans that I have been instructed to prepare. These have ranged from a Lease plan on a commercial property, garden ground transfers and valuations, a first registration of a bungalow plot of land as well as a building plot and associated access. These have covered a wide geographical area but mainly within 15 miles of home. I have also been asked for a quote relating to a boundary issue in North Wales and a parcel of land being transferred in the Shrewsbury area. Many of these instructions have come through local solicitors and Estate Agents but also from private individuals with at least one being as a result of one party reading Nova magazine.

I continue to gain valued instructions through my website and it is good to see that these enquiries are ongoing, the latest being on a property purchase in Telford. Work in respect of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) have been relatively quiet so far this year but has now picked up, and, in addition, following recent enquiries from two clients, I now have over a dozen in the pipeline.

If you are involved with any kind of property transaction and looking for advice or assistance with a particular aspect of the work I will be happy to offer a competitive quote. I am totally independent so there will be no consideration of gaining instructions for sale or let and with over 45 years experience within the property trade there is sure to be something I can help you with.

By the time this article is published we should be beginning to see an upturn in the market. It remains to be seen how the economy fares with its inevitable influence on the housing market.