With high fuel prices, increasing parking charges, congestion and stress levels, moreand 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."
Published: 16 August 2010
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