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Market update
30 November 2022

Robinson & Hall’s agency teams have in-depth knowledge of a range of property markets across the region.

  • Our roots lie in agricultural land where a continued lack of supply has left cash-rich buyers with few properties to look at. Prices remain firm and might even be higher than in recent years, albeit sometimes dependent upon local demand.
  • Commercial property has also benefitted from strong buyer demand. Retail and offices continue to have their issues as the sectors adapt to modern living and working, but the best properties remain attractive. Industrial premises are sought after by investors and owner-occupiers alike and yields for tidy properties have inched lower.
  • Residential sales have boomed throughout the covid period, with most properties selling quickly and prices continuing to rise. At the time of writing there are challenges from rising interest rates and we shall see where that leads us, but a failure to achieve housebuilding rates at the target of 300,000 new dwellings per annum continues to underpin a strong market.

The sector which has been most active for our teams this year has been the sale of residential development land. Our offices lie in the middle of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc which is a focus for new housebuilding. With easy commuting into London and good transport links to the remainder of the country and internationally, our region is an obvious area for the release of land for housing developments.

Of course, the competition to receive a coveted planning consent is fierce and nothing is won easily. Often sites have to be promoted for years or even decades before a success can be achieved and many will never make it despite the efforts and money which have been sunk into the project. It is a risky business and the development world is inhabited by every variety of shark. It is our job to steer our clients through this dangerous and ever-changing maze.

For more information please contact David Jones.

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