Huge bounce in mortgage approvals sees buyer demand melt Brexit ice

The latest mortgage approval figures from UK Finance show the highest level of approvals registered during October since 2015, 9.8% higher annually, with 42,300 home buyers entering the market.

Please find comment below from Managing Director of letting and estate agent Benham and Reeves, Anita Mehra.

Managing Director of Benham and Reeves, Anita Mehra, commented:  

“The latest figures demonstrate a very real appetite for homeownership across the UK and mark the sixth consecutive month we’ve seen mortgage approval levels exceed a healthy 42,000.

This suggests that despite our political system continuing to crumble from the inside out, the Brexit ice is starting to melt when it comes to buyer sentiment and their intent to purchase.

While we may have to wait until the other side of the festive break to see this intent materialise into actual sales, it bodes well for the wider market given that our future in or out of Europe is yet to receive any concrete stamp of certainty.”

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