Busy Conveyancing Courts at Christmas

7th January 2019

A strong end to 2018 for both Open and Local Market sales created some very busy conveying courts in the run up to Christmas.

With increased levels of document duty being introduced in January 2019, particularly on higher value properties, many purchasers were keen to see the sale completed before the end of 2018. 17 Open Market sales in December was exceptional and comes at the end of a much improved year which saw an overall all increase in numbers of in excess of 50% on the previous year. Local Market sales reached a very healthy 75 houses and flats for the month, 27 more than December 2017. Total property sales for the month exceeded £83 million, compared to £33.3 million in December 2017.

Cooper Brouard are experiencing a busy start to 2019 which bodes well for the year to come!