SDL Surveying reports highest daily case volumes for 5 years

SDL Surveying has announced that the start of September saw the business record its three best days of case volumes in the last five years.

The firm stated it is anticipating this level of activity to continue in the weeks ahead, having reported that August, had seen 88% of days worked by surveyors either at or above full capacity. 

The national residential surveying and valuations firm also revealed that it has recently reached the landmark of employing its 100th in-house surveyor.

Since the UK went into lockdown in March, SDL said it had recruited 13 surveyors to the firm and six individuals to its operational team, taking the total number of in-house surveyors over 100. The firm has also grown its external network of independent surveyors to nearly 350.

SDL managing director, Simon Jackson, commented: “There’s no doubt that we, like many other property market practitioners, are enjoying the current spike in activity and, in the short-term at least, we don’t anticipate this falling.
“Even with these great results we are however cautious about the months ahead, not least because the UK remains in recession and we are uncertain when the impact of that will hit the housing market and just how long it may last for.
“The government stimulus has been most welcome but some of that is already being phased out, and with potential larger numbers of redundancies on the way which will hit incomes, we can’t believe that the housing market will remain immune.
“That said, there’s no doubting that demand is very strong at present, and that measures like the stamp duty holiday are acting as the catalyst they were intended to. We hope this level of transaction volume can be sustained but will be keeping a watchful eye on changes as they inevitably happen in order to continue to do right by our employees, clients and all those that rely upon us.”

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