Has lockdown made you consider moving home?

From downsizing, to moving out of the city or moving closer to loved ones, lockdown has sparked a nationwide debate about where people want to live. 

The proportion of homeowners in London registering with estate agencies outside the capital more than doubled in April, and buyers in Manchester and Birmingham are showing strong interest in more rural locations.

The success of home working, plus the desire to avoid crowds and packed public transport has prompted many people to reconsider how they want to live post-pandemic.

Others are looking to downsize or live more simply after taking time to reflect on what’s most important to them. More still want to be close to family members after the difficulty of being kept apart for months.

What do you think? Has lockdown made you consider moving home? Will you be making any changes post-pandemic? Share your views at Speakers Corner. 


Has lockdown made you consider moving home?

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5th Aug 2020
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I'm just waiting for my moving date, has been hard being on my own during lockdown. Sold up and moving closer to my family 🙂
mac the builder
4th Jul 2020
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Moving house is a lot of hard work. I once moved 7 times in 2 years, so I speak from experience.

Luckily, I now live in a 1 bedroom flat in a good location.

I would/could consider moving to Eastern Europe to live in the beautiful mountains - but it's a big step!!!
3rd Jul 2020
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Lived in a big city all my life but this pandemic has made me feel more vulnerable. It's a debate of convenience over safety in more ways than one.
3rd Jul 2020
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Having been voluntarily 'stuck' in my Turkish holiday home, I now know that I want to live here more or less full time. As soon as I do get back to the UK, I'll be putting my current house on the market and then buying a property nearer to my son that I can rent out. I'll use my static caravan as a base when I'm in the UK in the summer.
Tracy lowther
29th Jun 2020
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In a first floor flat, and being on extremely vulnerable lost and shielding have missed a garden to sit in or walk around. So will be buying and moving into somewhere with a garden to enjoy. Also with osteoarthritis climbing 18 concrete steps to get to flat front door, taking its toll on knee joints, even up and down emptying bins x
27th Jun 2020
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No. I love my home and have spent the last 18 years turning it into the little sanctuary it is today. It would have to be something far more drastic than a virus to make me move.
27th Jun 2020
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Yes, I have been considering moving, I may very well move, to town where I am closer to all amenities, doctor etc.
Covid has brought into sharp focus just how vulnerable I am should another curfew or emergency occur. Online shopping slots have been unavailable since March.
At the moment, I am lucky enough to have a car, but should anything happen, I will be totally reliant on the kindness of neighbours to shop and take me to a doctor or hospital.
If the pursuit of happiness is what it is all about, I am not very happy at the moment.
26th Jun 2020
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When we moved to this outback home twenty years ago we knew what we were doing. It is the life I've lived for years on farms and my new wife wanted to join in but on our own property.

Whatever the property market or COVID do we're just not moving!

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