General Election Spotlight

29th May 2024

General Election Spotlight

Rightmove have recently published some interesting pre-election property insights

Their data shows that 95% of home-movers say the upcoming general election will not affect their moving plans. 

The Rightmove data from previous elections also shows us that the market typically remains steady during an election period. In 2015, demand from buyers was consistent leading up to the election, and experienced a post-election boost in June when the annual change moved from a 9% increase to an 18% increase.

Similarly in 2019, demand remained stable across October and November, and saw an annual increase of 13% in the December election month, followed by an annual increase of 14% in January 2020.