Bad Weather Drives Commuters Closer to Work
January 7, 2010
As the UK braces itself for more adverse weather this week, it seems that commuters have had enough…
Our estate agency business, Young London, has been inundated with requests for central London rental property as commuters become increasingly fed up with transport disruptions.
Whether it’s snow on the tracks in w int
er, the yearly autumnal issue of ‘leaves on the line’ or overheated points from our annual summer ‘heatwave’, commuters seem to have had enough.
More and more often Young London’s tenants are pointing to problems with their commute as a factor in their decision to move
as close to their central London workplace
as they can.
In the past few days as weather warnings have increased, our enquiry rate has more than doubled. We even had a call this morning from a prospective tenant stuck on a snowed in train to London from Uxbridge; fed up with the disruption and unreliability of the journey, she was Googling while stuck on the train, actively looking to move much closer to work.
So while the adverse weather is clearly bad news and set to cost the economy dearly, there’s always something positive if you look hard enough and Young London’s alre
ady showing new rental properties to a bunch of commuters who have had enough!