Brits Desperate for Gardens as Rental Market Picks Up

April 23, 2020
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If, like some of us, you’ve been stuck in a tiny inner-city apartment for the duration of lockdown then the latest news from UK portal Rightmove will come as no surprise. Searches for rental properties with a garden are 16% higher than the average from January and February and are 26% up on this week last year.

As for the UK rental market as a whole, Rightmove claims that although traffic numbers are still down, they are on the mend and are now only 20% down on normal levels. As for stock levels, these are up 2.6% as agents re-list properties.

As we reported last week, “garden” has traditionally been a popular search keyword for UK house hunters and it looks like the confinement of recent weeks has only added to the British desire to be outdoors. 

April 23, 2020
Edmund got to know the world of portals and marketplaces working at Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect after the buyout in 2018). He worked directly with hundreds of portals across the world in his role in the content department for three and a half years before transferring to the SEO department to understand the inner workings of listings sites. He joined Online Marketplaces as Head of Content in March 2020.

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