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Should we stay or should we go? It’s the age old decision that many of us ponder each year. Swapping the town for the country is a decision that few will make lightly. There is a lot to consider. It’s not just the practicalities of your commute, local schools and amenities, but how rural do you want to be.  For some it’s the appeal of a smaller town or city, while for others it’s all about village life, or something a little more remote. 

While we may not have all the answers, we can definitely help. In fact every year we help countless people make the move from the capital to the country. [It’s what we do]. With over 90 branches across London and the South of the UK (over 50 outside of London), our network of offices and experienced staff are perfectly placed to make your move happen. 

We can recommend areas, navigate the local market and of course advise on properties too. With great local knowledge and connections, our experts across our country branches are on hand to guide and advise you every step of the way.

If you would like to speak to one of our country experts about moving out of London please get in touch.

Leaving London FAQs

Good schools, great views and within easy reach of a station, local shops or a village pub.
Popular criteria includes having a large garden, private, quiet, high ceilings, fast broadband to allow working from home and overall in a good condition. ‘Projects’ are a little less popular.
“Where is the nearest Waitrose?”

“What cafes, shops and restaurants are there locally?”

“How much does it cost to join the local golf or country club?”

“How come there is no mains gas or drainage?”

“What is the commute time and cost?”
How long the move will take, particularly if they have a baby on the way. Many people wonder how they will adapt to a quieter life and are concerned about getting the location wrong.
More space, fresh air, a stronger sense of community and a better or safer environment to raise children.
We are here to find people the home that’s right for them. That means accommodating requests like space to land a private plane or even a place to build 30,000 square foot of aviaries to breed rare parrots!

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If you are thinking about moving out of London, but can't quite decide where the right area is for you, check out our guides to find out about some of the lovely areas surrounding the capital.

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