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Sales and lettings market comment, May 2017

This month, JLL's City, Stratford and Docklands specialists discuss the east London market. JLL lettings teams across the UK had a very promising to start to the year, with Q1 2017 activity having notably increased versus our Q1 2016 key performance indicators. New applicant registrations are up 18%, with viewing levels increasing by 29%.

Eggcellent Easter for beneficiaries of JLL’s giant competition eggs

JLL Residential Estate Agency's Easter eggs competition has raised over £740.00 for Crisis. JLL's offices across the UK raffled 10kg Belgian chocolate eggs, donating to Crisis for each entry received. Not only that, but several of the prize winners kindly donated their chocolate eggs to local hospitals and churches, spreading the community spirit over Easter.

By 2019 there will be no London postcodes where a one bed flat averages less than £200,000

Latest residential research by JLL reveals that at the end of 2016, only 12% of London postcodes had an average of less than £200,000 for a one bed flat. But if current price growth trends continue, within 3 years there will be no postcodes left in the Capital with typical first time buyer properties averaging below £200,000.

JLL Residential advises on landmark Central London land sale

JLL Residential has advised CLS Holdings on the disposal of Vauxhall Square to leading Chinese property developer R&F Properties for a headline price of £157.77m. The 3.4 acre site is located in the largest regeneration area in central London.

Investment in European residential exceeded €38 billion in 2016

European residential investment is a growing asset class. Our market report highlights national trends for Europe’s largest residential markets, city level volumes for gateway cities and an overview of the largest transactions in 2016, which included a growing number of international deals.

Q2 research shows an increase in transactions and stabilised prices at the lower end of the market

JLL’s Q2 Prime Central London research shows signs of stablisation in the sales market with an increase in transaction levels and prices holding firm at the lower end of the market.  Activity has picked up in the lettings market during Q2 but rental values declined by an average 1.3% as oversupply issues persist.

JLL responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on Article 50 being triggered

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50, JLL UK CEO Chris Ireland said: "The Prime Minister’s desire to form a deep and special partnership with the EU and her focus on driving a bold free trade agreement is of course to be welcomed. However, this could be a long and winding negotiation period for the property industry and wider businesses."

The mood in the Central London Development market brightens as prices stabilise in Q4

The mood in the Central London development market has brightened during late 2016 and early 2017. However, the market remains subdued relative to the past five years with development activity slowing in response to a more challenging sales market say JLL in latest Central London residential market update.

Sales and Lettings Market Overview, March 2017

Following the referendum there was concern that some corporations may transfer away from London to other major European cities, but we were able to put investors' minds at rest and confirm that at JLL we agreed more Lettings in Q3 & Q4 than in the first two quarters of the 2016. However, continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the triggering of Article 50 has had a noticeable effect on the lettings market as some firms put relocations on hold while they assess their options.

City centre homes in Manchester selling 70% quicker

Residential properties in Manchester City Centre are selling an average of 70% quicker than in 2016, due to rising numbers of first-time buyers and investors, according to leading property agent JLL.

One year to go until Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come in to force

From 1st April 2018 it will be a requirement for any residential rental property to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). JLL can help ensure landlords are compliant with the new legislation, assess any potential risk across portfolios and project manage a refurbishment plan for any improvements required.

JLL acquires German Real Estate Company, Zabel Property AG

JLL has acquired the Berlin-based real estate company Zabel Property AG which specialises in advising international customers on the purchase of high-quality residential properties in Germany´s Metropolitan cities.

Positive Residential Rental Growth expected across EMEA, says JLL

For the first time in over 12 months rents are expected to grow in all 15 cities tracked by JLL’s EMEA Residential Property Clock. The JLL Q4 2016 Property Clock tracks the performance and outlook of the continent’s key residential markets and shows rents growing in the short term, across all the cities.

2017 will be a year of stabilisation in the Prime Central London residential market

Sales and lettings markets in Prime Central London have entered 2017 in a more optimistic mood. Both have suffered from price falls and an overhang of properties on the market during 2016, but with price adjustments from stamp duty changes now largely absorbed, the outlook is more promising.

City and East sales and lettings market overview

The fourth quarter of 2016 remained stable in the Canary Wharf residential sales market, with some cause for optimism for 2017. There is still a wide choice of available stock in the E14 area, ranging from properties which would suit first time buyers through to large penthouses.