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Rise In Buy-To-Let Sparks Growth In Valuations Activity

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Valuation activity grew annually for a third consecutive month in December on the back of growth in buy-to-let, national valuations firm Connells Survey & Valuation has reported.

The number of residential valuations conducted by Connells in December was 2% more than a year ago, although activity was down 15% from November.

The firm says the total number of valuations in 2012 was 12% higher than in 2011 – the most annual activity since 2007.

The annual rise in buy-to-let activity in December was key. In the month, there were 22% more buy-to-let valuations than same month in 2011. Over the whole of last year, buy-to-let activity grew by 33% compared to 2011 – to represent 14% of all valuations in 2012, an increase from 12% of activity in 2011.

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