Swoffers welcomes business tunnel for property viewings

Swoffers is delighted that people from outside of the island can now view properties in Guernsey without the need to quarantine, under the States of Guernsey’s business tunnel arrangement. From next Tuesday (28 July) people will be able to come to the island on a day trip from Southampton, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on board planes operated by Aurigny. Swoffers’…


Property sales highest since 2007

The recently published Q4 property prices bulletin confirms that 2019 was a busy year on both the local and open markets. The total number of local market sales in 2019 was 845, 35 more than in 2018 and the highest annual total since 2007. ‘Swoffers had a record year in 2019 and that trend is continuing in 2020,’ said Scott…


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…



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…


The true tax benefits of relocating to Guernsey

There are many benefits of moving to Guernsey – the second largest of the Channel Islands. English-speaking and in the same time zone as the UK, Guernsey is a mature, thriving financial hub with a good reputation and excellent standards. A strong community spirit, high-quality schooling and a low crime rate are just some of the things that make the…


Accessible, Affordable Guernsey…

Chloe and Nick Moakes were familiar with Guernsey so when they began to explore the possibility of leaving London, the island was high on their list of considerations. As Nick says: ‘If you compare Guernsey with anywhere in the UK you might choose to move to, there’s nowhere that can compare to here that has the history, the culture, the…


Swoffers Attends Locate Guernsey Showcase

A short film created by Swoffers was screened at this year’s Locate Guernsey London Showcase. The event, which took place at the Leadenhall Building, was designed to present Guernsey as a relocation destination of choice and to celebrate the island’s internationally recognised business community. Swoffers’ four-minute film, which was created for Swoffers TV online, features stunning footage of Guernsey as…