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Coventry and Warwickshire’s hot property market creates vacancies

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Coventry and Warwickshire’s hot property market has created a number of new vacancies at one of the city’s law firms.

Band Hatton Button, which is based on Warwick Road, has three vacancies in their commercial property department and two in their residential property department.

Both departments are operating at 116 per cent and 117 per cent of their annual targets respectively.

It comes as the Office for National Statistics revealed house prices in the West Midlands showed the highest annual growth in England in the 12 months to September 2018 (6.1 per cent).

The vacancies on offer in Band Hatton Button’s residential property department include a lawyer and a paralegal, while the roles in commercial property are for two lawyers and a paralegal.

Band Hatton Button – which has an annual budget of £4.5 million – is also recruiting for a lawyer to bolster the firm’s family department.

Mark Moseley, managing director at Band Hatton Button, said: “Coventry is very much a city on the up and it has fast become an attractive destination for studying, working and visiting which is something we feel is going to build as we get closer to UK City of Culture in 2021 and with innovations such as driverless cars being developed on our doorstep.

“It’s for this reason that we have decided to inject long-term investment into our property departments.

“The property markets, particularly in the West Midlands, are bucking the wider national trend of slower property prices which is undoubtedly being driven by increasing demand for property in Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Band Hatton Button has gradually grown its workforce and has seen its team increase by approximately 30% in recent years, many of whom are long-serving and, by the New Year, we hope to have seen our workforce grow by another ten per cent which is very much in line with our future growth plans.”