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Britons claim they will head to rural areas for second lockdown

Papers including The Daily Mail and Property Investor Today cover news that people are reportedly temporarily migrating away from cities to rural areas in anticipation of the second countrywide lockdown

The papers report on claims that people are planning on leaving London and other cities for the countryside before the new restrictions are put in place.

The exodus to the countryside threatens to put already strained public health resources in rural communities further at risk.

Property Investor Today writes that greater demand for both rural and larger properties seems to have driven rent prices up while urban property and flats have become cheaper for tenants.

Data shows that rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to relocate from town to countryside.

Full articles:

Daily Mail - Brits plot their escape to the countryside: Fears mass exodus from Paris will be repeated in London as Boris prepares to announce second lockdown

Property Investor Today - From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space

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