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Impact of coronavirus on the property market

Jul 8th 2020

With the housing market back open for business, buyers and renters are re-evaluating their criteria. A number of factors are driving this shift including homehunters’ change in lifestyle. In particular, the move to working from home since the lockdown kicked in, has had a major knock-on effect.

Access to an outside space is more appealing for those keen to avoid public spaces, as well as spending more time gardening as opposed to visiting shopping centres and cinemas etc.

Here is a round-up of the post-Covid19 property market news.

Zoopla
Research: how lockdown has changed home-hunters’ priorities

inews
Coronavirus triggers rise in demand for homes with balconies and gardens

LandlordZone
The home-working trend has massive implications for property

Money Saving Expert
Coronavirus finance and bills – help with mortgages and rents, energy top-ups and more

Harper Finn
Pent up demand is leading to a surge in activity in the W4 property market since lockdown 

Mortgage Finance Gazette
Covid 19 highlights the benefits of simultaneous exchange and completion

Property  Wire
Buyers more interested in seaside properties after Covid-19

The Independent
UK house prices fall for first time in eight years

Estate Agent Today
House prices to rise over next three months