South East home­own­ers move most fre­quently

Harefield Gazette - - UXBRIDGE PROPERTY -

HOME­OWN­ERS in the South East move more of­ten than any­where else in the UK, ac­cord­ing to re­search com­mis­sioned by MyHomeMove. The Land Registry data shows that prop­er­ties are owned for an av­er­age of 16 years in the South East, which is six years less than in 2010. Not far be­hind, in Lon­don and the South West the av­er­age length is now 17 years.

Home­own­ers in the North East hold onto their prop­erty for the long­est, sell­ing af­ter 22 years on av­er­age – which is 36% longer be­tween sales than in the South East.

This re­search con­firms that the av­er­age du­ra­tion of home own­er­ship has de­creased in ev­ery re­gion since the core of the re­ces­sion in 2010.

“As well as demon­strat­ing a re­cov­ery from the re­ces­sion I be­lieve this data shows how our life­styles have changed,” com­mented Ja­cob Cross, sales man­ager at Ben­nett Res­i­den­tial. “In gen­eral, we no longer an­tic­i­pate a ‘job for life’ so peo­ple tend to move more of­ten dur­ing their life­times due to work com­mit­ments.

“In the Uxbridge area I also no­tice a lot of fam­i­lies move around in or­der to live in spe­cific school catch­ment ar­eas, in some cases this could re­sult in two to three moves over a 12-year pe­riod as their chil­dren go through pri­mary, ju­nior and sec­ondary schools.

“We speak to many clients who are sim­ply moving be­cause their cur­rent home doesn’t suit their needs any more.This could be be­cause there aren’t enough bath­rooms, there is no off-road park­ing, or they’re look­ing for a more mod­ern home with open-plan liv­ing space.”

Ev­ery­one’s move is per­sonal, so in or­der to help you find your dream home, no mat­ter what you’re look­ing for, we are here to help.

To find out more about how Ja­cob and his team at Ben­nett Res­i­den­tial can help you find your dream home con­tact the team on 01895 812 222.


Ben­nett Res­i­den­tial is based at 10 High Street, Uxbridge, just one minute’s walk from the tube sta­tion.

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