We are acutely aware this is an extremely challenging time for businesses, and it is very important that the Council is able to identify those areas where interventions may be necessary to support recovery from the impacts of the current Covid-19 pandemic.  It is recognised that the impact on the residential property sector differs from other sectors and therefore ask for your help by completing this survey, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to finish. The data collected will directly inform both the Council’s economic response and recovery work with partners from Government, New Anglia LEP, other local authorities and business groups.

1. Business name:

 

2. Location of branch: *

 

3. Main areas of Great Yarmouth serviced: *

 

Section 1: Property Sales

Questions 4 to 6 relate to the period covering 23rd March (Lockdown coming into effect) to 12th May (when restrictions on viewings and surveys being lifted). 


4. How did the Coronavirus Lockdown (up to 12th May) affect new sale instructions?  *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

5. What change did you seen in people enquiring about homes you were selling? *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

6. What was the impact on the number of offers being made and accepted on homes? *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

Questions 7 to 9 relate to the period commencing 12th May, since restrictions on viewings and surveys were lifted.

7. What has the effect been on new sale instructions been? *

minus 36% or moreminus 26-35%minus 11-25%minus 1-10%No impactplus 1-25%plus 26-50%plus 51-75%plus 75% or more
Since 12/05/2020
 

8. What change have you seen in people enquiring about homes you are selling? *

minus 36% or moreminus 26-35%minus 11-25%minus 1-10%No impactplus 1-25%plus 26-50%plus 51-75%plus 75% or more
Since 12/05/2020
 

9. What has the impact been on the number of offers being made and accepted on new homes? *

minus 36% or moreminus 26-35%minus 11-25%minus 1-10%No impactplus 1-25%plus 26-50%plus 51-75%plus 75% or more
Since 12/05/2020
 

10. What do you think the impact of the continuing need for social distancing will be on your sales over the next 3 months? *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March2020
 

11. Now restrictions have been lifted, how confident are you that house sales will recover quickly? *

 

12. What impact has the Coronavirus and Lockdown had on house prices? *

-25%-15%-10%-5%No impact+5%+10%+15%+25%
Compared to start of March 2020
 

13. If the Coronavirus were to end today and restrictions lifted how long do you think it will take for house prices to return to pre-Lockdown levels? *

 

14. What do you think is/will be the main barrier to the market recovering to pre-Coronavirus levels and prices?

 

15. How will the medium to long term impacts of the Coronavirus crisis affect demand for different types of properties in the house sales sector?

 

Section 2: Property Rentals

Questions 16 to 18 relate to the period covering 23rd March (Lockdown coming into effect) to 12th May (when restrictions on viewings and surveys being lifted). 

16. How did the Coronavirus Lockdown (up to 12th May) affect new rental instructions? 
*

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

17. What change did you seen in people enquiring about homes you were offering for rent? *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

18. What was the impact been on the number of offers being made and accepted on rentals? *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

Questions 19 to 21 relate to the period commencing 12th May, since restrictions on viewings and surveys were lifted.

19. What has the effect been on new rental instructions?
*

minus 36% or moreminus 26-35%minus 11-25%minus 1-10%No impactplus 1-25%plus 26-50%plus 51-75%plus 75% or more
Since 12/05/2020
 

20. What change have you seen in people enquiring about homes you are renting? *

minus 36% or moreminus 26-35%minus 11-25%minus 1-10%No impactplus 1-25%plus 26-50%plus 51-75%plus 75% or more
Since 12/05/2020
 

21. What has the impact been on the number of offers being made and accepted on rentals? *

minus 36% or moreminus 26-35%minus 11-25%minus 1-10%No impactplus 1-25%plus 26-50%plus 51-75%plus 75% or more
Since 12/05/2020
 

22. Currently are people more likely to enquire about rental homes than homes to buy? *

 

23. On average how many properties were you renting a week? *

*
*
 

24. What do you think the impact of the continuing need for social distancing will be on the number of properties you let over the next 3 months? *

minus 75% or moreminus 51-75%minus 26-50%minus 1-25%No impactplus 1-10%plus 11-25%plus 26-35%plus 36% or more
Compared to the start of March 2020
 

25. Now restrictions have been lifted, how confident are you that rentals will recover quickly? *

 

26. What impact has the Coronavirus and Lockdown had on rental prices? *

-25%-15%-10%-5%No impact+5%+10%+15%+25%
Compared to start of March 2020
 

27. What do you think the effect of the increase in timescales for Section 21 Notices will have on landlord’s willingness to re-let homes?

 

28. How will the medium to long term impacts of the Coronavirus crisis affect demand for different types of property in the rental sector?

 

Section 3: Overview

29
. Are there any brief observations on the impact of the Coronavirus on your business that you would like to report?

 
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