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Martel Maides Property Matters -
May Report


Local Market Sales News


Martel Maides are pleased to announce that the Local Market is back in business…! I think that we can safely say that the increased Local Market activity levels and sales are here to stay. Whilst we were concerned that the much busier months since January were just a blip it seems that better times are here at last. Purchasers have got a good choice of property to look at and many vendors are being realistic and not over doing expectations with regard to asking prices.

Viewings are up, sales through the Greffe are up and we’ve got a great pipeline of deals that have been agreed and are just waiting to sign up.

The increased activity has seem some confidence start to return and more buyers – especially First Time Buyers, entering the market. As prices have dropped – activity has risen and this looks set to continue.

The increased activity will feed through into the official statistics soon and we expect the eventual Q2 LM sale figures to show a steady increase in the number of sales.

If you want to share this busy market with us, either residential, lettings or commercial – give us a call to discuss the market or how we can help sell, let or manage your property.

Don’t forget our huge ( over a thousand lots !! ) two day fine art auction at Cornet Street starting 10am on Wednesday the 8th June. View online at


Le Bord de la Mer
St Saviour


Detached 3 Bed House With Views

Spacious & Light Throughout

Reverse Plan Accommodation

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La Maison de Haut
St Pierre de Bois


Superb Listed Guernsey Farmhouse

Ample Accommodation, 5 Beds

Stunning Rural St Peter's Location

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8 Infinity Gardens
St Peter Port


Brand New 4 Bed Town House

High Specification Throughout

Parking For 2 Cars, Private Garden



Les Annevilles Lodge

Substantial 5 Bedroom Family Home

Tucked Away Off-Road Position

Large Garden + Double Garage


Open Market News


Just a few days after the ‘general election’ of new deputies to the States of Guernsey and Peter Ferbrache, heading up the new Economic Development Committee, has already been approached by the media to comment on the poorest record of transaction levels that anyone can remember – and probably since its inception over 65 years ago.

With Q1 statistics showing just five sales in the first three months, it’s clear that 2016 doesn’t look like being the year the market turns itself around. What is apparent is that it’s going to take a long and concerted effort by Locate Guernsey and all parties involved to restore confidence in a market decimated by a change in economic circumstances and the lack of urgent engagement by previous States’ members.


Maison de Hauteville
St Peter Port


Ideal Pied á terre

Walking Distance of Town

Light & Spacious Accommodation

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Lantern House
St Peter Port


Compact and Adaptable Home

Exclusive Residential Area

Potential for Development

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Commercial News

The spotlight has been on the warehouse market in May within the Martel Maides Commercial department with the largest letting of the year in this sector having been achieved by the team.  The ex-A1 Distributions building comprising 10650 sq ft has been let by Martel Maides Commercial to OCS / Meadowcroft Limited. The building will be their new headquarters following the merger of these two businesses. With interest in other large warehouse and industrial units, it would seem that there is an appetite in this market sector from both expanding businesses but also new business.
In the investment sector, the sale of 8 Le Pollet this month by Martel Maides Commercial is evidence that sensibly priced investments attract buyers and sales can be achieved within a short marketing period. 8 Le Pollet comprises a mixed use investment in a central St Peter Port location with retail and office occupiers.
Martel Maides Commercial has expanded its marketing net this month by investing in off Island marketing in the form of and which are the UK’s main commercial property portals.  We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our clients.


EX-A1 Distributions Warhouse
St Peter Port, Guernsey

High eaves + total area of 10,650 sq ft

 Large yard to front for parking + loading

New lease agreed

Let by Martel Maides Commercial


8 Le Pollet, St Peter Port,

Fully let freehold investment

Two well established tenants

Attractive frontage, prime retail position

Sold by Martel Maides Commercial

Local Market Letting News


You may have spotted our Wanted Advert popping up in the media recently.

Properties ‘To Let’ seem to be on a fast turnover at the moment with lots of new people coming to the Island looking for property to rent.  We are therefore desperate for new properties in all ranges and especially properties that fall under the two and three habitable room option to help licence holders find a suitable property once they have secured employment here.

We have had some great situations this month whereby we have been given the go ahead to market a property and within moments of the property going live have had a list of potential tenants requesting viewings!  Good news for the Local Lettings team.

You may not be aware but we have a ‘My Martel Maides’ button on our website in which you can supply your information and set up an instant alert system.  As soon as we take on a new property that might be suitable for you, we will send you an automatic alert by email.  This really is the quickest way of being notified of any new properties coming onto the rental market, but it can also be used for Sales and Commercial.

One stunning property we do have available at the moment is Maisaon Casidounne which falls under the three habitable room licence requirements! See below….

Please phone us on 713463 to book a viewing.


Maisaon Casidounne
St Peter Port

£1,550 p.m.

A Well Presented 2 Bed Semi-Dtd House

Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge/Diner

2 Bathrooms, Courtyard & Pkg Space


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