Following this morning’s figures from UK Finance, Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “Earth-shattering today’s figures are not, but what they are is perhaps more than we might have hoped for. Not only have the numbers and values increased in most areas, but they have done it against a backdrop of real uncertainty. When you consider that most of the transactions would have been started three or four months earlier we might have been forgiven to expecting less favourable results.
“It just goes to show that no matter what is going on around us there are those that need to move house, those that are in a financial position to buy for the first time and even those that see a great opportunity to invest. With the new cabinet in place, and despite the sudden departure of the Chancellor, there is a massive opportunity for the government to move on housing policy and keep the sector moving in a positive direction.”