Hamptons International is hosting its bi-annual London Roadshow on Saturday 21st March 2020. Utilising its network, Hamptons will bring its country agents to the capital, helping buyers and tenants explore out of Town areas, relevant schools and transport links at their convenience. This year five branches will partake in the roadshow, namely, Battersea, Notting Hill, Islington, West Hampstead and Richmond.
Research from Hamptons International shows Londoners purchased 73,000 homes outside the capital in 2019, with the average age of the London leaver falling to 39 – a record low from 47 in 2009. A total of 69% of London leavers bought a home in the South of England, and a record 13% of London leavers moved to the North.
Peter Everett, head of sales: Country at Hamptons International, says: “Our London Roadshow is really popular with buyers and tenants. We know the trajectory home ownership; generally speaking, your first home is a flat in the city, once you settle down with someone moving out into something slightly bigger and then once you reach of forties, it’s time to move out into the country.
“This pattern has slightly changed in recent years, as we’ve seen the average age of leavers drop, and this is due to the cost of property in London; which is also why the number of first time buyers moving out the city has risen to 24%. The move out has also been exacerbated by improved connectivity links and flexible working.
“On Saturday 21st March, our five chosen London branches will be open for people to talk to property experts from across our network. With many of our agents operating from the areas they live in, they will be able to provide first hand experiences of the area; with many of our advisors having taken the same leap.”
The Hamptons International London Roadshow takes place on Saturday 21st March at the following participating branches:
- Battersea 98-100 Northcote Rd, London SW11 6QW
- Notting Hill 301 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2QA
- Islington 97-99 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 0NP
- West Hampstead 146 West End Ln, West Hampstead, London NW6 1SD
- Richmond 8 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1BP