Very efficient and personal service.

Very pleased with the way Chamberlains dealt with our sale and purchase. In relation to the stressful time leading up to exchange and completion the negotiators,Laura in particular, was exemplary in chasing solicitors and other estate agents who at times were far from efficicient. In fact she was more help to my purchasers than the purchasers own agents. Highly rated.

Annual transactions highest since 2007, says HMRC

The latest HM Revenue and Customs figures show that there were 1.23 million property transactions in 2016, the highest figure recorded since 2007.

The seasonally adjusted figure is higher than the 1.22 million recorded in 2015 and represents a significant increase when compared with the 2009 low of 847,540.

Last year’s increase is partly down to the introduction of a 3% stamp duty surcharge in April. HMRC reports that in March – leading up to the introduction of the increased tax – transactions soared to almost 175,000 as investors and second property purchasers endeavoured to avoid paying an extra 3% in stamp duty.

In December, there were 97,250 residential transactions – 8.5% lower than the 106,230 recorded in December 2015 and 0.2% higher than the figure recorded in November.

Impressive experience

From placing our property on the market to exchange of contracts Chamberlains
have provided excellent service. With a brochure containing impressive
photographs viewings were quickly achieved. This small team in Teignmouth
keep you informed every step of the way. Our thanks to Helen, Max and Selina
for providing a professional, friendly service to be highly recommended.