‘Millennial' Housing Trends

Every generation differs and millennials are certainly not an exception to the rule. As societies morph and develop, generations must adapt to meet those developing demands. Millennials have had to adapt to a very different housing market to when their parents were buying their first house. Let’s look into some factors that are affecting these trends:

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Eviction ban ends 24th August

The government has appeared to confirm that the current ban on evictions in England and Wales will finish in late August as planned. Originally due to expire on 23 June, the eviction ban was later extended by two months as it became clear that many other restrictions would persist well into the summer and beyond.

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June Property Roundup

With Covid-19 still taking the headlines we will try to swerve adding to the already cluttered subject. To do this, however, is difficult because Covid-19 has affected every part of our communities, including the rental sector. We have good news though, we are seeing an increase in viewings and house moves as people try to figure out how best to return back to normality.

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UK property sales hit record low due to COVID-19

It’s fair to say the past few months have not been kind to the UK property market. While sales figures at the beginning of 2020 were beginning to look promising, the arrival of COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown restrictions were a body blow to the sector, and April property sales hit their lowest point since records began in their current form in the early noughties. There also seems to have been a drop in prices, and while the tiny number of property sales has made it hard to gauge the true scale of this, it looks to have been similar to the fall we experienced after the 2009 British banking crash.

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Virtual viewings – where do tenants stand on committing to a property?

Virtual viewings have really taken off over the last few months, as lockdown restrictions have prevented prospective tenants and buyers from looking at new properties in person. These kinds of viewings look set to become a fixture in the property market, but what are the benefits and potential pitfalls of committing to a rental property without physically looking round it first?

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Advice for Moving During Covid-19

As lockdown starts to relax, the government has amended regulations to allow people who wish to move house to do so. The government guidance highlights how to proceed safely to minimise any risk of the spread of COVID-19. The process of finding and moving into a new home will have to adapt procedures to also minimise the spread. This might mean moving as much of the process online and over the phone like virtual viewings, or vacating the property while others visit and ensuring it is thoroughly cleaned.

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