Kristjan Byfield, director of estate agents, Base Property Specialists, said: ‘The property market is hardly fluid, but it's hanging in there. The collapse many predicted has failed to materialise.
‘Transactions have certainly slowed over the summer, but then that's to be expected.
‘We're not expecting fireworks in the autumn. With the economy where it is, and lenders still pedantic at higher LTVs, the market will continue to plod along for the foreseeable. Every sale is a struggle.