15 Feb

'More deciding to commute'

'More deciding to commute'

A growing number of homeowners are opting to leave the city behind and are relocating to more attractive suburbs, Savills has claimed this week.

Director of Savills residential research Lucian Cook claimed that more people are beginning to commute into London from areas including Surrey.

This is because a great deal of money can in these cases be knocked off house prices with each minute that is travelled away from the city, he considered.

But quality of life is also a deciding factor in consumer's decision to move to other areas, the official remarked.

"Often, you find that those areas are some of the built up accommodations within an hour of London. Equally, people are really accepting much a longer commute - there is a real increase there," he commented.

He added that these areas outside of the city are seen as "sexy" by modern commuters.

In 2007, long-distance passenger kilometres increased to 4.2 billion kilometres, the Office of Rail Regulation has stated.ADNFCR-1222-ID-18469656-ADNFCR

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