West Country Regional Meeting

Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

The South West market is still very buoyant despite seeing the end of the Stamp Duty holiday. Although stock is still challenging, applicant registrations are up and those who are coming to the market are seeing a great demand and aspirational over the asking price offers. In a nutshell, there simply isn’t enough stock to go around and plenty of demand from all types of buyers.

We are also seeing investors return perhaps with the low interest rate mortgages that are being offered and exceptional yields being achieved. We are still gaining great success with our virtual tours and both buyer and vendors really like this digital offering. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, quandaries or just want to bounce any ideas or problems.

Katie Griffin Regional Executive | NAEA Propertymark

The West Country has experienced a strong couple of years when it comes to renting as rents across the region have been driven up by high demand of people wishing to move to our wonderful area. However, with less tenant ‘churn’ of properties and good sale prices causing landlords to sell up to release capital, rental supply has been down in many of our local towns with many agents reporting a fraction of the available stock up for rent that there normally is. Cheltenham, a town my agency covers, pre-pandemic would have 500+ properties available, and in November it has just 120.

The rental sector has also had to deal with its fair share of legislative changes over the last year with EICR changes, notice period changes and breathing space to name but a few. It will be interesting to see what a new year brings as we yet again prove just how adaptable we are as a profession. I look forward to catching up with members at our meetings and please as always if you have any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Angharad Trueman Vice President | ARLA Propertymark

Mercure Bristol North the Grange Hotel
Old Gloucester Road
BS36 1RP

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Wednesday 23 February
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Regional update
  • 15 mins
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Legal update
  • 60 mins

The safety of our staff, members and delegates remains our highest priority. All face-to-face events organised by Propertymark will be conducted fully in line with the latest Government guidance.

If you or someone in your household are experiencing symptoms on the day or prior to the meeting, please inform us so we can cancel your booking and offer your place to our waiting list. If you have any questions please contact our Events team on (01926) 417 792 or email [email protected]

Speakers and representatives

Martyn Baum

Trainer, motivator and mentor

Martyn is a Past President and former NAEA Propertymark board member. His role allowed him to regularly commentate on the housing market in national press and radio. He has been invited to be part of advisory panels with MHCLG around transaction reform and leasehold issues.

Martyn's 20-year career in estate agency has seen him work with various firms within the industry from small independents to national corporations managing everything from cold start offices to acquisitions. His current role is Regional Manager for a seven branch multi-disciplinary agency where he is responsible for the strategy, process, and delivery of the residential sales division.

Robert Bolwell

Partner, Dutton Gregory Solicitors

Rob is a partner of Dutton Gregory and founded their Landlord and Tenant department in 1993. He has immense experience of landlord and tenant issues, has been seen on BBC’s Watchdog and is a regular contributor to industry publications. Rob’s work includes complicated dilapidations and possession cases as well as working for clients with large block management portfolios.

Katie Griffin

Regional Executive, NAEA Propertymark

With over thirty years experience and a NAEA Propertymark Past President, Katie is a specialist in sales and lettings in the West County and runs an award-winning three office practice.

Angharad Trueman

Vice President, ARLA Propertymark

Angharad is Managing Director for CGT Lettings Ltd and CGT Sales Ltd based in Gloucestershire. She has been working in lettings for her entire career and has been an ARLA Propertymark member since 2015. Angharad is a passionate advocate of raising standards for the lettings industry and encouraging young people to consider a career in lettings. She also won rising star at the Negotiator Awards in 2018 and was shortlisted in the top 100 most inspirational women in the West 2019.

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