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The Great British Summer

Published: 20/07/2016

As we head into July and the beginning of the Great British Summer, I’d hoped that I would be able to avoid any mention of the referendum. It should have all been over by now, a decision made, win or lose, agree or disagree, in or out; we could all move on. As I say, that’s what I’d hoped. Instead, it seems more like we are just about through Phase 1 of a process and not sure where we’re heading- and with Scotland talking about another independence referendum - we’re not even sure who is going with us.

Obviously, any uncertainty is going to have an impact on the spending decisions any of us make. We always like to have a feel for ‘what’s just round the corner’ before we open our wallets. I think that is especially true when it comes to the property market. And it’s not just the large quantities of money at stake, it’s also about where we’re actually going to live for the foreseeable future.

So, what does the referendum result mean on a more local level? Well, as you can imagine, the situation is far too fluid at the moment for me to think of sticking my neck out and making any kind of predictions. Things are still very much up in the air, but, I’m sure, the dust will settle over the coming weeks and months. After all, whatever is happening in the wider world, people will always need a place to live – families grow, jobs move and there is still a long term problem of insufficient housing stock.

If you would like a bit of up-to-date advice, or a steer on a particular property, please feel free to give us a call and we’ll do all we can to help.

I will be back again in July, when I believe we will all be feeling a little less confused and considerably more optimistic.