The sudden rise in demand of rural homes is amplifying an already ‘dire’ housing crisis within areas such as Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.
The pandemic has triggered a reappraisal of city living as many began working from home, with websites such as Rightmove over the past 18 months seeing double the amount of rural home enquiries by city dwellers.
A report in the Times similarly warns that the rise in holiday rentals is leaving some parts of the country as ’ghost towns’.
The Times - Holiday rental boom creates ghost towns
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