and then there was 6! Heard that Williams Lynch (whom I like and have been here 10 years) are moving further up the street only to be replaced by ANOTHER estate agent. Apparently there was interest from a lot of retailers but, lucky us, its another agent. Presume nothing can be done to stop this, but its a great shame that something can't be. Bmsey St has no chance of becoming a really great street if all we can buy on it are 2 bed flats and coffee...
I'm rather surprised considering that there's supposed to be a downturn in the property market..well hope springs eternal in the estate agent's heart I dare say. But yes, it is a pity that we dont get something more for regular use.
That is such a big disappointment! I don't understand why agents need so much office space - don't most people do their own searches on the web these days and only call the agent when they want to see something.
Don't particularly like estate agents, but view them as a necessary evil having used three of the current Bermondsey St. set for buying/renting flats. However, do view six as excessive. Interested to see if this leads to lower commission rates as the competitors vie for custom.
I'm guessing that rents are such on the street to price out a lot of prospective businesses that aren't dealing in high-value items.