LSL Property Services AGM yesterday

LSL Property Services plc, a leading provider of residential property services incorporating both estate agency and surveying businesses, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday in London.

Market Backdrop as  included in their AGM statement

Market volumes, as measured by Bank of England Total Mortgage and Total House Purchase Approvals, have increased significantly in the first two months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. This reflected accelerating Buy-to-Let market activity ahead of the 1 April changes in Stamp Duty, compared to the same period in 2015.

The number of Total Mortgage Approvals for the two months to 29 February were up 25.1% relative to the corresponding period last year, whilst the number of House Purchase Approvals were up 21.0% on the same comparative basis. Although market volumes from the Bank of England are not yet available for March 2016, market estimates indicate very strong volumes in March as completions accelerated still further ahead of the Stamp Duty changes.

We expect that the acceleration of market activity in quarter one caused by the changes in Stamp Duty will soften in quarter two and we have already seen this trend in our April trading.

To viewthe AGM statement in full visit LSL Property Services website click here

 

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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