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Stage 1 of exit from Lockdown: an update from Swoffers

Following an update from the States regarding the move to stage 1 of the exit from lockdown on Monday 22 February, Swoffers would like to update you on how this affects the property sale/ rentals industry. Limited activities to enable viewings, taking property particulars to enable listing, surveys and sales of properties will be allowed in stage 1, as long…


House prices in 2020 rose by largest amount since records began

2020 saw the highest annual rise in house prices since records began. Figures released today show that in the fourth quarter of 2020 the average purchase price for Local Market properties was £493,174. This average was 5.9% higher than the previous quarter and 11.8% higher than the fourth quarter of 2019. This annual change in mix adjusted prices of 11.8%…


Swoffers launches children’s design competition

Swoffers’ Design your Dream Home competition is back! As we are back to spending almost every waking hour within the same four walls, we thought it was a good opportunity to get the little ones using their artistic streaks. This time we want you to get even more creative! You can draw, paint or even build your design. We would…


Swoffers volunteer for Guernsey Welfare

Last year during the first lockdown, the Swoffers team offered up our time and our company vehicles to help Guernsey Welfare as volunteers for an essential food delivery service across the Island. Guernsey Welfare was founded in 1896 and is non-judgemental service that helps many islanders on low incomes by providing them resources to stay fed and warm when they most…


Win a £250 hospitality voucher

For many islanders, some of the best memories of 2020 were made during lockdown. Families laughed together, cooked and ate together, walked, had kick arounds and took the dog out together. We did weekly virtual pub quizzes, FaceTimed parents and grandparents and stood on the doorstep clapping together. After all, home is where the heart is. Just over a week…


Latest covid-19 update from Swoffers

We understand that if you’re in the middle of buying or selling a house the news of a second lockdown will have come as a blow. While criminal and family matters are allowed to continue in court, conveyancing is not, as it isn’t considered essential; the risk of transmission of Covid-19 within a busy contract court is just too high….


New Covid-19 guidelines and restriction 22.01.21

In line with the latest www.gov.gg Public Health Advice our office is now closed until further notice. We are all now working from home and will continue to provide as many of our services as possible and will continue to support all our clients to the best of our ability. Our Office Hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.30 and Saturday 09.00…



Lack of rental property is creating a challenge

The island’s stock of rental property has dwindled to a new low, causing issues for people looking for both temporary and permanent accommodation. With only a handful of properties on any local estate agent website, the picture is bleak for those who are not in a position to buy. ‘It’s very difficult for a lot of people right now, whether…


Rental property demand higher than ever

The last year has presented some incredibly testing times, unparalleled in post-war times, but Guernsey’s unwavering community spirit, all of the wonderful critical workers and concise direction from our government, has placed the island in a strong position for the year ahead. The property market as a whole was incredibly busy throughout 2020, rentals being no exception. As a result…