It did not take the keenest of observers to note that, over the course of the pandemic, something remarkable was taking place within the property market.
Namely, the spike in both transactional activity and house prices. While many sectors were reduced to emergency survival operations, the property market basked in largesse. On reflection, the sheer scale of the property boom over the last 18 months makes it difficult to remember that, in the early months following the onset of the pandemic, this sector faced as many challenges as any other. The most immediately striking of which was the need for the sector to adapt to social distancing restrictions.