Leaving London FAQs

Read our FAQs to find out why so many people relocate from London to the country, and what the common questions we get asked are and answers we give.

  • What are most people looking for in a location when they leave London? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    Good schools, great views and within easy reach of a station, local shops or a village pub.

  • What are people typically looking for in a property when they leave London? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    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.

  • What are some of the most common questions, which are not specific to a property? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    “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?”

  • What are the biggest concerns? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    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.

  • What are the most compelling reasons for this move? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    More space, fresh air, a stronger sense of community and a better or safer environment to raise children.

  • What are the most bizarre requests the Hamptons’ team have had? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    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!