AN estate agent has revealed property viewings have shot up since the General Election.

David Corrie from Corrie & Co said his bookings have increased by almost 40 per cent in the two months since December compared to previous years.

He believes the reason is the 'security' provided by the new government and the lack of uncertainty over Brexit.

Brexit officially took place on 31 January 2020 and we are now in a transition period, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said will last until the end of 2020.

Consumer publication Which? analysed market activity before and since the Brexit referendum and spoken to experts from the estate agency, building, mortgage and buy-to-let sectors to bring you the insider’s guide to what’s happened so far, plus predictions for the coming months.

The economic uncertainty caused by Brexit has undoubtedly affected the market, with house prices falling in some areas and a slowdown in sales through much of 2019.

However, December 2019 saw the highest number of property transactions since before the referendum, with sales up 6.8% year-on-year.

Some, like Mr Corrie, have put this sign of renewed confidence down to the general election result, with the Conservatives’ victory enabling them to return to majority rule.

"Since the General Election we're nearly 40 per cent up on viewings," the Barrow estate agent said.

"We don't hear people talking about Brexit anymore which is refreshing.

"And looking specifically at Barrow, the security provided by the Conservative government has had a massive impact, because of the importance of defence and the shipyard."

Which? said that while house prices did stagnate for a while following the referendum in June 2016 that was fairly normal for the time of year.

House prices fell sharply in the second half of 2018 but prices have recovered over the past few months. November 2019 saw the highest-ever average house price of £235,298.