When it comes to significant shifts in the housing market, there tends to be one primary driver that dictates its direction. Interestingly, you would be hard pushed to say what major event is behind the recent surge in people buying properties outside of London. The pandemic will undoubtedly take most of the accolades, but Brexit is another reason why some people are leaving the capital.
However, we believe that a cultural shift in two things might be just as relevant when evaluating this situation. They both related to the lockdown but for slightly different reasons. Remote working now means you no longer need to spend all your time in the office. And because many are working from home, the need for better living conditions is why thousands are moving to more rural settings. That’s why we’re adding more context to our previous blog about people relocating from London to Dorset.