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Remote Working and the Housing Market

4 October 2018

Remote Working and the Housing Market
  • Working from home is increasingly popular, with almost a third of UK employees who use computers for their job, working remotely either every day or at least once a week. Those over 45 are most likely to work from home every day or almost every day.

 

  • Remote working has the potential to alter the interior of our homes. Will there be a premium for new homes with built-in office space? Home-owners already weigh-up the costs and benefits of converting bedrooms and extending upwards or outwards to create work space.

 

  • Homes in areas with superfast broadband are already in high demand. A recent poll found that 55% of UK house buyers would reject their ideal house if speeds were below 100 Mbps, with many willing to pay a premium.

 

For more detaied analysis on this shift in the way we work, read this insightful blog  from Dataloft - a data-driven research consultancy, specialising in residential property and delivering in-depth analysis of local, national and international property markets