Escaped to the country? Get ready for the ‘return to normality drive'
While the ‘escape to the country’ trend boosted activity last year, the ‘return to normality’ drive will do the same over the course of 2021, says Tom Bill - whatever the logistical barriers at the start of the year...
Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank
Tom Bill is Head of UK Residential Research, producing reports that include Knight Frank’s flagship Prime Central London indices, the Super Prime London Insight and the London Residential Review. He has written detailed reports on London sub-markets and contributes to The Wealth Report and Global Cities report. Tom, a former Bloomberg and Reuters property journalist, is a regular media contributor on the London property market and has presented at events in Europe and the Middle East.
Ready steady go, go, go: ‘London is ready for a blistering return’
Once the capital starts to return to its vibrant best, those who left may find it hard to stay away and we could well see a race back to town, says Ed Lewis...
By Edward Lewis
Tom Bill on what 2021 could bring for the UK property market
Tax changes and the withdrawal of support measures mean the post-Covid ‘normal’ will only begin to emerge later next year, writes Knight Frank's Head of UK Residential Research.
By Tom Bill
The ‘escape to the country’ trend has ‘evolved to a more urban focus’
“The search for space is far from over but the trend has a more urban flavour now,” says Knight Frank research chief Tom Bill. “A
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