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Brits have always been considered to be keen gardeners, but the lockdown has emphasised the importance of having outside spaces, and gardens are now the most desired feature of a property, according to Real Homes.

Until recently, having a garden was seen by many, especially city dwellers, as a pleasant idea that most will achieve, or a ‘nice to have’ feature that any prospective house buyer or renter has on their checklist, but rarely been an essential ‘must-have’.

The entire property sector has had to undergo a transformation not seen for many years, as the COVID-19 pandemic, house prices, and mortgage availability have all affected the industry.

There have already been reports on the significant increase in people who plan to move to the countryside, and now the evidence is pointing to those who are wanting to remain in the cities but wanting to exchange their current living situations for homes with outdoor spaces.

The property rental portal, Movebubble, has reported a 193 per cent rise in the demand for properties with gardens all across the UK and in cities, and the most sought after properties all have substantial outdoor spaces.

Has the lockdown given you a new appreciation of being able to relax in the garden, or wanting to flex your new-found gardening skills in a larger garden?

If you need estate agents in Retford, come and chat with us today.

Alexander Jacob - Letting and Estate Agents in Retford