7 Feb

Commuters 'renting midweek to avoid train fares'

Commuters 'renting midweek to avoid train fares'

Commuters' desire to escape costly rail fares and long journeys appears to be creating new opportunities for savvy landlords.

According to the Daily Mail, the toil and expense of the daily commute is prompting some people to rent additional accommodation close to their office for the duration of the working week.

People who work in London but live a significant distance away are renting accommodation from Monday to Friday, which means they can slash the amount of time they spend travelling each week.

As a result, landlords with well located properties or homeowners with spare rooms available are poised to take advantage.

Gill Jones, an insurance broker who works in the City and lives in Norwich, told the newspaper that she lodges at a house in east London during the week.

The 55-year-old pays £350 per month for the room, but estimates she has reduced her total monthly travelling time by about 60 hours.

"Renting in London is smooth and the hassle from the daily commute is lost. It's given me a better quality of life," she explained.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801536785-ADNFCR

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