Doolittle & Dalley logo
Contact Us
Call us on
0345 3700 300
Email us
call-to-action call-to-action-mobile

Summer bounce arrives in housing market

Search for properties

To buy or to rent?

Property type

Minimum price

Maximum price

Minimum bedrooms


Wed 08 Jul 2015

Summer bounce arrives in housing market

A national valuations firm has reported a strong rise in activity post-election, with a 23% rise in valuations last month compared with June last year.

Connells Survey & Valuation said it conducted 34% more valuations for home movers than a year ago, 16% more valuations for first-time buyers, and 24% more for buy-to-let investors.

As well as being up on an annual basis, there were also more valuations on a monthly basis – a rise of 51% in the case of home movers and 42% for first-time buyers.

John Bagshaw, director at Connells Survey & Valuation, said: “Britain’s property market is experiencing an early summer bounce, with all areas of demand for valuations showing strong growth.

“Rising optimism is being fuelled by wage inflation and a more tangible sense of economic progress.”

Rosalind Renshaw, July 8, 2015,