Data consultancy LonRes has given a sometimes upbeat evaluation of the Prime London gross sales market – regardless of the consequences of Coronavirus and Brexit.
It’s in contrast April 2021 data with April 2019 figures, because the market was shut throughout that month in 2020.
It says new directions in April 2021 had been 35% per cent larger than in April 2019 and 10 per cent larger than the five-year April common.
Transaction volumes – exchanges – in April had been up 21 per cent on April 2019 ranges and 5 per cent larger than the typical April determine between 2015 and 2019.
The quantity of properties going below provide rose in April, up 58 per cent on April 2019, 57 per cent larger than the five-year April common and representing the very best April since 2013.
Achieved costs in April fell by 0.4 per cent in Prime Central London and by 2.0 per cent in Prime Fringe areas.
Prices throughout the three LonRes catchment areas had been up by a median of 2.9 per cent on April 2019 ranges.
Marcus Dixon, head of analysis at LonRes, says: “With the housing market closed for enterprise in April final yr it was anticipated that this yr can be busier than final. Yet the stamp responsibility vacation extension and the reopening of the UK economic system resulted in ranges of exercise which far exceeded expectations.
“The quantity of houses put below provide this yr had been at their highest stage for any April during the last eight years. The similar was true of transactions which outperformed the long-run common by 5 per cent.
“Unlike different areas of the nation, the place demand for houses has outstripped provide and costs rose quickly, the identical can’t be mentioned for prime London. Over the final 12 months costs throughout the capital’s costliest postcodes have seen little motion. And inventory ranges – household homes apart – have steadily risen too.”