A Durham estate agent that's bucking the trend for property sales is pledging to hold on to its number one position into 2012.
News of a sluggish property market seems to have bypassed city agency JW Wood, which has outperformed its competitors for the last three years from its office in Old Elvet. According to a survey of property websites, the company has maintained its consistent lead, selling almost double the number of properties compared to its nearest rival in the DH1 postcode area.
Rental values are significantly higher
Rental values are significantly higher across all regions of the UK, except London, than they were a year ago. Excluding the capital, the average monthly rent is £853, up 6.2%.