first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Brexit uncertainty ‘catastrophic’ for housing market confidence previous nextAgencies & PeopleBrexit uncertainty ‘catastrophic’ for housing market confidenceClaim is made within research by property expert Kate Faulkner, commissioned by leading estate agency chain, Belvoir.Nigel Lewis19th February 201901,894 Views The uncertainty created by Theresa May’s ongoing attempts to wrangle a last minute Brexit deal is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on confidence in the housing market, it has been claimed.The comments are made within research by an independent housing expert into Brexit and the property market for Belvoir published today, including some alarming claims by several franchisees.Kate Faulkner canvassed a random selection of the company’s agents and found that although 86% believed rents will remain static or rise after we leave the European Union, 77% thought house prices will either stay the same or fall.“Typically, uncertainty about the future of the housing market results in three things – low numbers of transactions, price stagnation or falls, and rents struggling to rise, even where demand is higher than supply,” says Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir.“However our survey suggests that rents in 2019 may break from past trends, with the majority of offices predicting rental increases or static rents, primarily due to government legislation and shortage of supply.”Falling pricesFaulkner’s research  also reveals that 40% of the agents she canvassed about the property market expected house prices to actually fall next year.“For example, Belvoir Tunbridge Wells, in the South East, reported that political uncertainty is prohibiting people from putting their properties on the market, and therefore stocks are low,” says Gonsalves.The local franchisee  also said people who have already put their houses on the market in the South East are unable to find anything suitable to buy, driving an increase in the number of people looking for rented property in the three-bedroom plus family market.  kate faulkner Belvoir Brexit Brexit housing market Designs on Properrty Dorian Gonsalves February 19, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more