Property sales highest for more than a decade

Local Market property sales in 2019 were the highest since 2007 according to the latest figures from Unusualities of Guernsey, an independent compiler of local conveyancing statistics. Local market sales were up by 51% on 2015 – the height of the financial crisis. In total, there were 879 local market sales in 2019 – 34 more than in 2018, equating…


Swoffers goes global

With all the political uncertainty, both in the UK and further afield, it’s safe to say that Guernsey remains an attractive jurisdiction to settle in. The island not only offers favourable tax options when relocating but provides a wonderful lifestyle and quality of life that rivals most other jurisdictions. It’s a safe place to live; it’s a secure and stable…



Guernsey can benefit from political uncertainty

Guernsey stands to benefit from the uncertainty and chaos being experienced both in the UK and further afield. As the island’s leading property professionals, Swoffers has seen continued interest from new clients looking to move to the island, echoing Deputy Gavin St Pier’s view that the island stands as a ‘rock of granite stability’ in the ‘boiling, angry, sea of…



Busy rentals market leads to growing lettings team

Swoffers has expanded its Lettings team to help cope with demand in the sector. ‘We are really pleased to welcome Demi-Lee Dawson to our busy Swoffers team,’ says Ross Yeates, Manager – Lettings and Property Management Department. ‘The rentals market is extremely busy at the moment with new properties often being snapped up within 24 hours. Expanding our team of…




Swoffers gives cautious welcome to latest property sales figures

It’s good news for buyers and sellers across Guernsey’s Local and Open property markets as sales continue to be buoyant in the first quarter of 2019. Figures compiled independently by Unusualities of Guernsey, reveal sales activity in the Local and Open Markets was at its highest first quarter levels since 2011 and 2007 respectively. There were 193 Local Market houses…


Charles Parkinson – Guernsey provides safe haven in troubled times

‘In the global context of political upheaval and slowing economic growth, businesses and individuals are seeking certainty and stability. Guernsey can offer this stability, in spades. With a 900 year history as a Crown Dependency, which is not about to change, and being already outside the EU, Guernsey is well-placed to weather the current turbulence. As a jurisdiction with a…