These past few months have seen great change for many of us – whether in our personal or working lives – and for some that has resulted in time spent reconsidering our priorities.
This could be something as simple as planning to spend more time with friends and family in the future or it could mean reconsidering our options when it comes to where and how we work.
Interestingly, there are some in this country who have also started to mull over the idea of moving home, either to start a new life in a location they consider to be more desirable or to find a home that better meets their needs.
Lettings agents across the UK have certainly reported strong demand in the market, with people now considering making moves after this long period of uncertainty and perhaps investigating new locations.
Some of us who have been working from home may well continue to do so and are discovering we no longer need to be tied to living in one particular place.
Others might need more space in order to be able to work from home or are now considering looking for jobs in different places.
According to careers advisory service Escape the City, there has been a rise in the amount of people looking for jobs outside London.
The organisation reports the number of jobseekers wishing to leave the capital has more than doubled in the past fortnight compared to the same period last year.
Estate agents have also been reporting a surge in interest from city dwellers keen to move out to less populated parts of the country.
According to the May 2020 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, as the housing market in England started to get going, the UK headline net balance for new buyer enquiries moved from a record low of -94 per cent in April to -5 per cent in May.
And contributors were also asked for their views on how the pandemic might affect the desirability of certain features of properties over the next two years.
Some 81 per cent said they felt there would be an increase in the desire for properties with gardens or balconies, while 74 per cent predicted an increase in demand towards homes located near green spaces.
Approximately 68 per cent were of the opinion that properties with greater private and less communal space would become more desirable.
In terms of rental properties, we have a wide range of homes to suit all these needs.
We often let to tenants keen to experience living in this area before they buy, as well as those looking to rent for longer periods of time.
For those keen to be move into new homes this summer or before the autumn, now is a good time to make contact with us.
If you are thinking of relocating, our experienced members of staff can offer you their extensive knowledge of the area.
And for others considering moving because they want more inside or outside space, we can chat to you about the different properties we have that are available….