Housing Report Archive 2016

Browse through our Housing Market Reports to see what affected the industry in 2016. Our monthly reports are generated feedback we receive from our members.


Supply of available housing lowest in 14 years

Key findings

Demand for housing increased by a fifth from December 2015 as landlords swarm the market to beat the BTL stamp duty surcharge

Sales to first time buyers grew by five per cent


Buy-to-let investors storm the housing market

Key findings

Estate agents reported an increase in the number of buy-to-let investors trying to push sales through before April stamp duty deadline

Influx triggered a boost in demand, which was at a 12 year high in February

MARCH 2016

Glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel for first-time buyers

Key findings

Sales to first-time buyers were up in March

Buy-to-let stamp duty reforms to trigger further increase in sales to first-time buyers

APRIL 2016

Demand for housing at lowest level in two years

Key findings

Demand for property decreased by 22 per cent in April, with 325 house hunters registered per branch, down from 417 in March

The supply of houses available dropped by over a third (35 per cent) in April

MAY 2016

Brexit uncertainty triggers three year low for house-buyer demand

Key findings

Heightened uncertainty around the outcome of the EU referendum caused demand for housing to fall

The majority of agents predict that demand due to uncertainty may decrease in the short term following a Brexit

JUNE 2016

Bright future for post-Brexit market

Key findings

Buyers unfazed in the lead up to the EU Referendum as sales to first time buyers were up in June, and housing demand increased

Agents report uncertainty from sellers, and supply dipped in the week immediately following the result

JULY 2016

Number of house buyers falls by a third year on year

Key findings

Demand at lowest seen since November 2013 and a third (35 per cent) lower than July last year

The number of sales made to first time buyers (FTBs) decreased by five per cent from June


Supply of housing hits a six month high

Key findings

Supply of available housing rose to the highest level seen since March this year

The number of sales made to first time buyers (FTBs) increased by three per cent in August


Home buyer confidence back to pre-Brexit levels

Key findings

In September demand for housing rose by 16 per cent

Supply of available housing dropped marginally last month


Sales to first time buyers at highest level on record

Key findings

A third of sales in October were made to first time buyers (FTBs)

Supply of available housing increased to the highest level since March this year


Record number of properties sold for less than asking price

Key findings

Both demand for properties, and supply of available stock fell in November

The number of sales agreed also dropped to eight per branch on average


Buyer sales buck seasonal trends in busy December

Key findings

Number of prospective buyers registered per branch was the highest in 13 years for the month of December

Despite heightened interest from potential buyers, the number of sales agreed dropped by a quarter from November

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