"The housing market in Barnsley has continued to experience remarkably high levels of activity. During August and September, properties that have been sold subject to contract (SSTC) were at almost double their number the same time last year, confirming a significant release of pent up demand following the Covid-19 lockdown period.
The majority of properties sale agreed at Roebucks having gone to best and final offers. There are simply not enough properties available to meet the demand, meaning it is a great time to sell your home.
Our office is also reporting increased activity in the lettings market with strong tenant demand. We have seen unprecedented enquiry levels for properties ranging from £450 to £1750 per calendar month. I can only see these rental prices continuing to rise gradually over the coming months. Rental prices have been rising on a consistent rate following the tenant fee ban which was introduced in June 2019. These increases are naturally producing better yields for landlords."
Stephen Roebuck - Roebucks Managing Director
11th September 2020.
A study has found that babies born during the autumn months are more likely to live to 100 than those born during the rest of the year.
Their study found that 30% of centenarians born during 1880-1895 were born in the autumn months.