Who wouldn’t want to live in an idyllic place, such as in one of Britain’s thirteen national parks, in a location named as one of the country’s forty-six areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs)? Who wouldn’t want to wake up every day to stunning views and the tranquil sounds of the countryside? Can you imagine having your morning coffee while gazing out at the sun just rising up from wooded hills—and winding up for the day with a glass of wine watching the sun setting on an unlimited view of the sea?
Among the specific regions where you could enjoy these ideal locations are in the South Downs National Park and the Chichester AONB. However, as market dictates, the luxury of stunning views comes at a premium, with such homes costing far more than outside those regions. There’s also a natural lack of supply of these prime homes because of the areas’ development restrictions.
Interested home buyers should start searching now, as property supply is at its lowest amid increase in demand, according to a recent Telegraph report. In the article, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) warned of a severe shortage of homes for sale due to Britain’s ageing home owners moving less frequently. RICS also predicted that house prices will further rise in the next five years as a result.
Supplies are at its lowest
Currently, numbers of homes for sale are at their lowest since market statistics were first recorded back in 1978. As the supply shortens, the demand reportedly continues to increase mainly due to recent Government policies like the “Help to Buy” scheme. RICS also correctly predicted that prices would surge after the May election.
We at Hancock always aim to be a reliable estate agency that people can turn to when they are looking for a property for sale in Chichester, and our performance reflects how greatly we achieve this goal. For this update, we’ll focus on the neighbourhood of Summersdale, one of the most desirable residential areas of Chichester.
Summersdale is about half a mile to the north of the city centre giving its residents easy access to the city. Reaching the city only takes a couple of minutes driving or about 10 minutes walking. Commuting isn’t a problem either with the frequent bus service. This kind of proximity to the city centre would usually mean that the bustle of the daily life in the city compromises the peace and quiet of an area. Fortunately, this is not the case in Summersdale and that largely contributes to the charm of the neighbourhood.
In this update, we’ll take a closer look at how we present our clients with the best options for houses to rent in Chichester. To do that, we’ll feature some of our team members, reviewing how they perform their different roles in coordination with each other, and the tools they use to provide satisfaction to both tenants and landlords.
Firstly, we have Associate Partner Samantha Flint who kicks off the process by using her in-depth knowledge of the local rental property market. Sam’s keen insight helps landlords set realistic expectations on what they can achieve in rent and the rates tenants are willing to pay. This serves as a great foundation for the whole process.
Hancock Lettings and Estate Agents, the esteemed estate agent and property management company based in Chichester, implements the latest Jupix software in order to provide a more responsive and efficient service to landlords, vendors, and tenants. Jupix is an integrated, high performance property management software that gives agents access to real-time information wherever they are. Hancock Lettings and Estate Agents has invested in this quality software to enhance their property management services.
With a single click of a button, we can create brochures and market landlord’s property portfolios with ease, greater efficiency, and faster return on investment for the clients. The software also allows us to quickly create, renew and update tenancy agreements to maximise occupancy rates. It also features an integrated referencing system that enables us to screen potential tenants more effectively and find the right match for any desirable property in Chichester.
Licensed letting agents operating around locations like Chichester have been valuable allies to landlords for a long time. They’ve helped numerous clients acquire profound knowledge of property law, as well as skills in various assets of property marketing and management—two tasks that can easily prove challenging if done simultaneously.
If such responsibilities are stressing you out as a landlord, Hancock Lettings and Estate Agents offers the services of its skilled and experienced letting agents. Approach our agents any time until 31st December 2015 and qualify for a special promotion.