Foxton, una delle agenzie immobiliari piu' grandi del paese, ha avuto un 2016 piuttosto difficile con profitti scesi a -10% rispetto all'anno precedente. Le vendite di immobili infatti sono diminuite, e anche se il settore affitti é rimasto costante, non é stato abbastanza per coprire diminuzioni anche del 40% (negli ultimi tre mesi del 2016) del settore vendite.
London estate agent Foxtons is feeling the full force of the slowdown in the capital's housing market after revenue from selling houses almost halved in the final quarter of the year. Total revenues for the year were down more than 10pc as a result of a “significant fall” in sales volumes after the first quarter of 2016, as the company warned that sales could fall further in 2017. Shares plummeted 10.6pc in early trading to a record low on the news, before making up ground, putting it more than 4pc down. Sales in the last three months of the year came in 40pc lower than the same period in 2015, falling from £20m to £12m. This was only partially offset by revenue from the company's letting business, which stayed flat, at £13m.