Holiday over

14 Sep 2021

This week in five seconds

  • Property market back and really busy
  • Listings +20% mom first week September 
  • One bedroom rentals flying as city life returns
  • Movewise news: Partnership with Institute of Legacy Management, Mini-webinars each Tuesday this month, Recruiting

Property market back and really busy

We are really sorry for the lack of letters.
There isn’t a great excuse. August was quiet. You were away on holiday, we were away on holiday. But now we’re all back and the property market is on fire.

September +20%

Lots of new launches in September with new listings up +20% since the last week of August.
For those looking to market their property for sale, don’t miss out on the good buyers out there still searching for the right investment or home. Make sure you have two or three good, active agents to value your property and listen to their advice on presentation and price. If there is a flood of properties coming onto the market your asking price should be sensible in relation to comparative prospects in order to attract interest and offers.
For those already under offer, with many solicitors taking annual leave in August, pushing sales through has been slow and they are working through a backlog again in September. Try to ensure your agent is ready to chase everything up for you and be on hand to provide any outstanding information that your solicitor may require.

London one bed rentals are busy

Lots of London agents commented that they are seeing a good level of buyers coming back to the market looking for 1 bed flats as city based workers are expected back in the office a few days a week. We note that these are renting out exceptionally quickly at the moment there is a huge shortage of stock as both city workers and students return to cities to rent and get back to normal life.

Partnership with the ILM

We are delighted to announce our corporate partnership with the Institute of Legacy Management who represent all the largest charities in the UK.
Charities have a simple obligation per Gov.UK:

Charity land sales and leases - legal requirements
The law says you must:

  • try to get the best deal for your charity

We are delighted to help charities and their trustees achieve this obligation.
Please see the ILM website here for more information.


Mini-webinars on problem properties

Each Tuesday this month at 0830 we are hosting a live webinar to discuss a problem property category. The four categories are:

  1. Retirement homes - Tuesday 14th Sept @ 0830 Link to registration
  2. Cladding
  3. Physical problems (subsidence, knotweed, damp)
  4. Lease and documentation problems (Short lease, missing docs)

Any other topics you’d like us to cover please let us know.



Finally we are hiring again in the property team where we’d like to add two more members. Business at Movewise is really starting to motor now so if you like property sales but want to work in more collaborative environment where you can really work for sellers' best interests get in touch here.

The newsletter is officially back from its summer break.

Have a great week all.

The Movewise Team

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