A Worcestershire estate agent has recorded its "busiest month ever."

Nicol & Co staff are celebrating after completing 25 house moves in Droitwich in September.

The record-breaking figure comes after sales worth a total of £8.5 million were completed following the summer holidays.

Coralie Walrond, sales manager at Nicol & Co’s Droitwich office, said: “We had the busiest month ever for house moves in September, breaking our own record with a total of 26.

“One of the reasons for this was the fact that the conveyancing process is often slower over the summer period due to solicitors’ annual leave.

“But when September came and legal firms’ staffing levels returned to normal, things started happening in abundance with many of the sales we were pushing for coming to completion.

“There were a couple of families that needed to be in their new homes before school term started and others who wanted to be in and settled well in advance of Christmas.

“The needs of our customers drove our persistence in coordinating chains and regularly speaking with solicitors to speed completion of the transactions which resulted in such a busy month.”

Some of the properties that found new owners in September include a four-bedroom detached house on Ledwych Gardens in the heart of the town which sold for more than its £425,000 asking price, and a four-bedroom semi-detached property on Shirley Road, which sold above its £375,000 asking price.

There were also big sales at two of Droitwich’s developments with a four-bedroom detached house on Galton Way on the Hadzor development selling for over £525,000 and a four-bedroomed property on Pakington Close, on the outskirts of the Copcut Rise development, selling for above its £480,000 asking price.

Ms Walrond added: “We pride ourselves on delivering a great service to all our customers, and this often means continuing to chase all parties involved in every sale or purchase to ensure people can make their important moves as planned.”

Further information about Nicol & Co and available properties can be found at https://www.nicolandco.co.uk/property-search.