He Lives In A House, A Very Big House In The Country!

Posted on: 1 December 2020

It seems that Covid-19 has accelerated the growing migration of people out of London to the home counties and beyond.  The first lockdown has clearly forced many previously reluctant employers to have to embrace the concept of their staff working from home and in a lot of cases they have probably found that productivity actually increased.  Suddenly those expensive inner city offices don't look quite as necessary, the 2 hour daily commute not as appealing and the potential benefits to employee health, job satisfaction and even the environment - enormous, so this could well be the theme that continues in a post-Covid world.  Whilst some of the more adventurous London escapees might be heading as far as Wales, Cornwall or even the outer reaches of Scotland, the majority still need to be accessible to London for the ocasional meeting (or maybe just because they can't leave the wonderful social scene that our great capital offers) and as such the home counties have become a lot more popular recently.  According to Rightmove, during lockdown, searches for properties in nine areas have doubled and all of them have populations of less than 11,000.  Even the lovely village of Aylesford in Kent, where Rafferty and Pickard operate from, is on this hot list.

So if your property is situated in a commutable Kentish village, has fantastic views, a work from home space, a gym, bar, pool or even a tucked away spot for a hot tub then prepare for it to be more desirable than ever.

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