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London surveyor and agent reports jump in enquiries

2 June 2020 | General

Since the restarting of the housing market two weeks ago Dexters has have seen a 200% jump in new enquiries compared to the same period in 2019.

Over 80% of applicants are looking for more spacious properties with outside space and facilities for homework.

Jeff Doble, chairman of Dexters, said: “COVID-19 and the lockdown is helping to transform the rankings of the key features that London househunters are looking for when they are searching for a new home.

“In previous years when we have reviewed buyer sentiment features such as kerb appeal, kitchen size and storage have ranked higher than items such as having a study, outside space or proximity to a park.”

Based on the 600 deals completed over the last two weeks, Dexters has created a list of the top-10 features househunters are currently looking for when they are searching for a new home in the capital.

Top of the list is an extra room – primarily for use as a study/home work, second is access to outside space in the form of a garden, roofterrace, balcony or private garden square.

The third feature is proximity to green open space for relaxation or exercising, whether this is in the form of a park, riverside walkway or cycle lane/park.

This post has originally been featured in Property Wire.