Big bounce back in property work for Taylor&Emmet

Big bounce back in property work for Taylor&Emmet

The residential conveyancing team at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet has seen a dramatic upswing in activity since the property sector was released from lockdown.

In the last two weeks of May, the department completed in excess of 120 property sales and purchases for clients who had waited patiently for restrictions to ease. The sector was released from lockdown on 13 May.

During the same period, 59 web enquiries regarding new transactions were received, compared to 33 in the whole month of May last year, an increase of 78% in half the time.

Neil Riley (pictured), head of conveyancing at Taylor&Emmet, said: “Our department was working incredibly hard during lockdown to progress ongoing property transactions as far as possible, so we had many clients ready to move when the government gave us the green light. In the days since restrictions eased, we have seen increasing numbers of existing and new clients contacting us, eager to resume or begin their house moving journey.”

“It is a little early to say it is ‘business as usual’, as everyone involved in the house buying and selling process needs to make their part of the transaction Covid-secure. For now, our offices remain closed to visitors, but we are fully operational and equipped to work from home, progressing and dealing with transactions, right up to completion.”

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