Date Published 16 January 2013

Zoopla says it has seen record levels of activity on its websites during the first half of January.

There were new highs last week for the number of visitors to its sites, the number of searches conducted and pages viewed and the number of inquiries sent to its members.

Last week alone over 75m pages were viewed on the Zoopla websites, up 21% over the same period last year.

Inquiry levels are also up 21% year on year and reached an average of more than one lead sent every second over the past week.

Zoopla also said that mobile usage has trebled over the past 12 months with 32% of all visits so far in January now being made on a mobile device as users increasingly search property listings on the go.

Alex Chesterman, founder & CEO of Zoopla, said: `Our continued investment in both our brands and our product is helping us to continue to deliver great results for our members.

`We are seeing record levels of home mover interest which will hopefully translate into stronger market activity over the next few weeks.`