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Demand for rural homes in Britain drops as pandemic effect fades, report says


Demand for rural properties has dropped in the U.K.

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Demand for rural homes in Britain dropped as the pandemic trend of relocating to the countryside faded, according to real estate website Zoopla.

Enquiries for properties in areas of Kent, known as the Garden of England for its rolling hills and beautiful countryside, dropped by 0.5% in 2022 compared to the five-year average. In the wider Lake District national park area, demand dipped 5% compared to the same period, and in mid-Wales it fell 10%.

Zoopla defines “demand” as emailing or phoning an agent about a home for sale.

In April 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, 46.6% of people…


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