The grass is greener . . .
Lockdown has taught us the importance of living near a park — indeed, in a new RICS UK residential market survey, 74 per cent of respondents predict an increase in demand for property located near green space. This is particularly true for flat dwellers in London, many of whom will be renting. And new research suggests how living near a park can be more affordable than you think — if you choose the right side, that is. Data from Spotahome, a rental search website, reveals that living in the Kingston side of Richmond Park (KT2), where rents average £1,571 a month, is 47 per cent cheaper than living on the Richmond village side (TW10), where rents are £2,314.