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Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent re­port from Which?, the Con­sumers’ As­so­ci­a­tion,

SHOCK re­sult for some, the de­sired re­sult for the ma­jor­ity, and cer­tainly a pe­riod of uncer­tainty for the econ­omy, but is Brexit a rea­son to de­lay your move?

“I strongly be­lieve that in six months, if not be­fore, we’ll be look­ing back and won­der­ing what the fuss was all about,” com­mented Pe­ter Ka­vanagh, manag­ing direc­tor at Ro­mans.“The rea­sons you need to move now or in the fu­ture are very un­likely to have changed.”

In the UK, and the South East in par­tic­u­lar, do­mes­tic buy­ers drive the mar­ket and their mo­ti­va­tions to move will not have been af­fected by Brexit. Ba­bies are still be­ing born, cou­ples are still mar­ry­ing and di­vorc­ing, peo­ple still need to up­size, down­size and re­lo­cate.

“Un­der­stand­ably, buy­ers who don’t have an im­me­di­ate rea­son to move may sit back for a few weeks and see what, if any­thing, hap­pens. How­ever, most of our cus­tomers have real rea­sons to move sooner rather than later, and don’t want to lose their dream home or de­lay their move be­cause of a bit of uncer­tainty,” said Pe­ter.

The lo­cal mar­ket­place is still very ro­bust and peo­ple are con­tin­u­ing to buy, sell, let and rent. In fact, Ro­mans New Homes had one of their most suc­cess­ful week­ends of the year fol­low­ing the EU ref­er­en­dum re­sults, with over £6 mil­lion pounds worth of prop­erty be­ing sold!

Fur­ther­more, of 900 prop­erty sales agreed with Ro­mans, only 20 were can­celled dur­ing the week post-Brexit. This is only marginally more than can be ex­pected dur­ing a nor­mal pe­riod.

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