Coronavirus has ‘completely wrecked’ the housing market bounce as viewings slump

“It seems likely that Covid-19, combined with last month’s floods, will have completely wrecked any positive effects that political certainty since the general election may have provided to the housing market,” says Professor Yolande Barnes. The National Association of Estate Agents, meanwhile, has anecdotally reported that the number of property viewings has tumbled by “more than 50%” in the last two weeks.

All is calm, all is bright: Post-election thoughts

There is no denying the instant relief felt by stakeholders in the prime London property market following the general election result, write Sophie & Richard Rogerson, but there are real concerns this may further exacerbate the gap between vendor and buyer expectations…

Is the market ready for price growth?

With the Conservatives now given a mandate to take Brexit forward and promptly as promised, Cluttons’ James Hyman and team give their view on the likely consequences for the residential markets across London…