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How does COVID 19 impact property in the UK?

  • Posted:  4 years ago
  • Categories:  Covid

The team at Valor Properties Estate Agents were featured on ITV Calendar recently. During this interview, the owner and managing director, James Priestley, shared the views that the sales property market in Leeds and Yorkshire is booming.

The video link to the interview can be found on

The link between this pandemic and a rise in sales is due to the exemption of stamp duty up to £500,000. The general public and investors alike are reaping the rewards of free stamp duty before it’s too late.

Valor Properties Estate Agents sell properties in Leeds everyday and have seen a 43% increase in Sales compared to 2019.

Unfortunately, Valor Properties have also reported an increase in the banks criteria to lend to first time buyers. With the uncertainty of COVID 19 looming over Yorkshire, it is not a mystery why banks are approaching new customers with the highest caution. In order to counter this caution, the banks have decreased their loan to value lending. This means house buyers will need to pay a higher deposit. This has proven difficult for first time buyers who struggle to save more than a 5% deposit.

If anyone would like advice on purchasing, renting, letting, or selling your property in Leeds, contact Valor Properties and arrange a no obligation meeting at their head office below;

Priestley House

170 Elland road


LS11 8BU

0113 222 4537