Two estate agencies have closed on the island of Guernsey in recent months, blaming ‘crisis’ market conditions.
Property Link closed earlier this year and now Inspired Estate Agents says it will shut in July. Inspired’s Chris Carr says: "From the middle of last year I don't think we've seen a week go by where we haven't had one of our clients call to ask we reduce the price of their house."
In 2014, sales on Guernsey were the lowest on record. The island has two main categories of housing - ‘local’ housing open to those born on Guernsey or having lived there over recent years, and the more expensive ‘open market’ housing which has no restrictions.