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Having occupied various senior positions at high-profile property brands, David Adams is operating as an independent broker and is due to start a new position in April. His niche is people looking to own both London and countryside properties who want one point of contact.
‘The market from 2015 to 2019 was down because of government policy, not Brexit,’ he says. ‘Increase of stamp duty, mansion tax and tax on investment properties caused a collapse in volume and price.’ Now the government has a choice to sustain recovery or relapse, according to Adams: ‘Whether the market recovers will depend on the March budget.’