Make room says Belvoir

With high fuel prices, increasing parking charges, congestion and stress levels, more and more people are cancelling their commute and opting to work from home instead. It's a trend which landlords should be aware of and acting upon says Belvoir, the Lettings Specialist.

Mike Goddard, Chairman of Belvoir said: "As employers offer greater flexibility regarding work hours and location, a growing number of employees are taking advantage and working from a dedicated space at home. An increasing number of tenants now have a home office high on their list of criteria and landlords should be responding to this."

When trying to create an organised and productive working environment in the home, there are a few key components which need to be considered, such as sufficient phone and electric sockets, good lighting be it natural or artificial, neutral and calming décor and enough space for a desk and storage. Goddard said: "Even if the space is only used for organising bills or for students doing homework, landlords need to realise the demand for a dedicated working space. With millions now working from home across the UK, landlords should be considering the changing market and making provisions for it."