The beginning of a new year often sparks a decrease in people’s spending after the expense of Christmas.
Gift buyimg. parties, food and drink - the spending mounts and the bills roll in so moving house might not be a top priority.
However, lettings agent Haybrook in Sheffield has bucked the trend with a 45% increase in the number of properties it has let, compared with 2013.
Lettings manager Sharon Owen said: “Demand is still present in the market; any overspending at Christmas has not deterred our tenants from moving.
“A new year is the perfect time for a change and many of our tenants have been taking full advantage of this.
“It is our job to keep them warm this winter by keeping a roof over their head, whilst our landlords are kept out of the cold with a confirmed tenant.”
And the weather it seems can play a part in property market movements.
Sheffield so far has been spared of the storms across the UK, but with more potential wind and rain predicted for the country Haybrook is urging people not to delay moving.
Said Sharon: “The weather can have a negative effect on the lettings market, with people avoiding the big move during stormy conditions.
“Our advice is to bite the bullet, find your perfect rental property and move now - so you can brace any storm in the comfort of your new home, without the worry and stress of trying to find somewhere to live if your tenancy is coming to an end.”
Haybrook adds value to its rental package by offering landlords and tenants’ insurance to its clients, to protect rental income, the property and its contents.
All of Haybrook’s agents are committed to making the lettings process as smooth and fast as possible for the benefit of both the tenant and the landlord.
To find out more, let your property or find your perfect rental home, call Haybrook on 0114 272 0700 or visit www.haybrook.com.
The branch is available by telephone from 8am to 10pm seven days per week.
Haybrook lettings and estate agency is part of Spicerhaart, the largest independent estate agency group in the country.