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Residential Report Q4 2021

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A year of records in Residential.


Our quarterly report examines supply, demand and household indicators affecting the UK housing market.


Last year was a year of records for the residential sector:

  • In June, a record high amount of property transactions of almost 200,000 took place

  • Average house prices reached record-highs climbing almost 9 per cent across the UK last year, whereas

  • Mortgage rates dropped to record lows only a few months ago. 

Without a doubt the stamp duty holiday had a significant impact on market activity last year, which will leave a hangover into activity this year. Meanwhile rising interest rates, affordability and 95 per cent LTV mortgage options are also going to have an effect on the market in 2022.

Considering all the evidence from various indicators, including those featured in this latest report, Colliers suggests that during 2022 house prices are likely to grow 4.2 per cent.

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Andrew White

Head of UK Residential & International Properties Asia

Residential - Development

London - West End

Andrew heads up the UK Residential & International Properties (Asia) Department at Colliers and is a specialist advisor in residential and mixed use developments.  He has been involved in some of the largest and most complex sites within the U.K.

The Residential Department at Colliers comprises a market leading  team of  surveyors and advisers who focus on London, The South East and the Regions, advising  clients on their options for maximising value for their assets, including planning, development consultancy, Build To Rent, investment and disposal strategy and New Homes & Project marketing, both in the UK and Internationally.

Andrew has worked in the sector since 1994  having started his career with a large multinational real estate agency, then running his own land agency for 8 years before joining Colliers in 2013. He has advised government bodies such as the NHS, as well as family businesses, funds, charities, developers and companies on their strategy for disposal of their land holdings and property assets.

Clients include, Legal & General, the NHS, Royal London Asset Management, The Diocese of London, London Square, Telereal Trilium, Threadneedle, Aberdeen Standard, Greggs, Rexel and PSA Group as well as other large corporate landowners.

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Oliver Kolodseike

Director of Economics and Research

Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Oliver is Head of Economic Research and leads the quarterly UK forecasting process including the publication of Colliers' Real Estate Investment Forecasts (REIF) report. He also  authors the monthly Property Snapshot and, quarterly Scotland Snapshot. Prior to joining Colliers, he worked for the Centre for Economics and Business Research and IHS Markit. Oliver holds a BA in Economics from  Georg-August University Göttingen (Germany) and an MSc in Economics from Exeter University.

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