Research from leading estate agent, Hamptons, shows that in 2020 the Hamptons' country offices registered a record number of applicants from London looking to buy in their area, 24% more prospective buyers from London than in 2019. This outmigration trend shows no signs of disappearing as so far this year 34% of Hamptons' applicants registering to buy in the country came from London and this is the highest on record.
To give clients a better understanding on making the move, Hamptons will be hosting a virtual Town to County Roadshow on the 27th April 2021. The event will include a range of seminars offering advice suited to London leavers. Guest speakers will also share their expertise with Melanie Sanderson, the Managing Editor of The Good School's Guide, who will highlight everything a parent needs to know about finding the right school for their child. While guest host, Giles Kline, the Executive Editor of Country Life will contribute to a webinar about home renovations.
Lesley Cairns, Managing Director at Hamptons: "Without a doubt one of the key trends since the start of the pandemic has been the rise in the number of households looking for more space, and a significant part of that trend has been the rise of the number of households leaving cities. Despite various lockdowns and transactions freezing during lockdown 1.0 the number of homes bought by Londoners outside the capital has hit the highest number in four years.
With branches both in London and key countryside locations across the south of the UK Hamptons has always been well placed to help clients with the move out of the capital. This coupled with our expertise has led us to host an annual Move to the Country Roadshow: an event we have run for the past 15 years. This year is no different but in line with government guidelines, the event will be virtual. The Roadshow is designed to help answer those all-important questions when considering a move to the countryside. At Hamptons we understand that the move from London to the Country is a big decision and we are glad we have the opportunity to make that easier."
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