Consumer confidence has risen to its highest level since the country entered lockdown over a year ago, the economy is forecast to rebound more quickly than initially projected. Our housing report will give you invaluable insight into the local market. Nationally, activity levels in the RESIDENTIAL SALES MARKET are remaining robust. Sales volumes in the first three months of 2021 were 31% higher than the final quarter of 2020, and over 50% higher than the first quarter of 2021. In the LETTINGS MARKET, average rents across the UK rose by 2.9% in the year to April, on par with the projections of 3% price growth in 2021. As in the sales market, interest in rental property outside of cities has surged. Read the market analysis in full here.