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Why People Still Love to Commute to London and Live in Surrey

Posted on December 18, 2021 by W.H. Cox
Why People Still Love to Commute to London and Live in Surrey

For a lot of ambitious young people, as they leave college or university, their career path and drive point in London’s direction. That’s where the major economic and business decisions and innovation happen. New sectors and companies begin their life here, and it’s where everyone who wants to make a name for themselves gravitates. And it’s more than just business. The vibe and energy that thrives in London are part of the experience.

However, as we get older and make progress, London can feel a bit exhausting. The constant movement of the city feels noticeably loud and non-stop. That’s why many people continue to opt-out of living in London for a quieter life in one of the many commuter towns. Relocating to the neighbouring counties is still a popular choice for the thirty-plus age group. Working in London is essential but living there doesn’t have to be.

The Advantages of Commuting to London from Surrey –

While London is still a great place to work, you might not want to spend all your time there. Of course, it’s all to do with personal circumstances, which inevitably change over time. People with young families often relocate to Surrey because they get more value for money on the housing market. Additionally, there are excellent schools, fresher air, and more green spaces for outdoor activities.

And Surrey isn’t just a scenic place to enjoy being outside in a quieter environment. We have a lot of vibrant towns that cater to Londoners who are wary of a significant culture shock. Surrey could be the ideal home away from London with some of the UK’s finest restaurants and plenty of places to drink and enjoy nights out.

Although the press isn’t always favourable for rail transport, the reality is the lines into London are improving. You can be in the city within an hour or less, depending on which part of London you’re travelling to. You can catch up on emails and prepare for the big meeting while you head into the capital. It might even turn out to help your productivity when you become a regular commuter.

Choosing the Right Removals Company if You’re Relocating –

If you’re beginning to put together your relocation, the first thing you should do is find the right removals company. WH Cox & Son makes regular trips to and from London every week. In fact, we often collect people from the capital instead of them using a local removals company. Many of our previous customers contact us first before using a nearby provider because of the high-quality service we provide.

That’s due to our affordable prices and high standard of customer service. WH Cox is cheaper than most London companies, and we come with the same or a better reputation for quality. We’re a member company of the Master Removers Group, an elite collective of companies with proven track records for excellent service delivery.

We can relocate you to Surrey, anywhere in the UK and Europe, through this superior network of removals, storage, and logistics companies. WH Cox is fortunate to enjoy having loyal customers who use us for future removals and other services. You can read some of our recent and past reviews here to see what our customers rate us.

Five of Surrey’s Commuter Hotspots –

According to Surrey Live, the following towns are Surrey’s best picks for commuter locations this year. We’ll look at them in a bit more detail, including houses prices, cost of living, and train data. This should give any prospective buyers some decent information when scouting. But we also think it’s wise to sign up with an estate agent so they can filter and create a suitable viewings list.

Please note – the individual cost of living data isn’t available for each location. To give a general overview of this, we’re using Surrey to compare London.

  • Standard of life average in Surrey – £4,058.98
  • Standard of life average in London – £4900.00

 The average house price in London is £681,427, so you can compare it to each location in Surrey. 

 Dorking

Godalming

Weybridge

Reigate

Epsom

Things to Remember when Property Scouting –

There’s a fair bit more to consider before you start thinking about viewings, and we hope you’ll plan sufficiently. The first thing to understand is that the previous data are averages and are just a starting point. Try and seek more online and in-person details prior to lining up properties to view. If you’re relocating long-distance, visit each area overnight at least once to get some experience of them all.

Consider your budget and see the best option for the type of property you’re aiming for. You can pick up a bargain at auction, but it’s work-intensive and will become a development project. Ready-made properties won’t need much work, which means higher prices. Additionally, see what property sales are in that specific area to compare against any you look at.

Surveys need to be up to date, so ask for these from sellers, whether that’s beforehand or when you’re being shown around. We’ll repeat this – get an estate agent on board as soon as possible. They know what questions to ask and how to decipher the responses. Don’t leave this to chance – it might cost you if issues arise later and you’re unable to challenge the previous owner.

Tips for Selling Up and Beating the Average – 

The average time it takes to sell a property in the UK is just over four months. That doesn’t include any preparation time or renovation work. It’s from the time you list on the market to the successful sale. Moreover, this is a numbers game and doesn’t give context about the situations where delays occur. You’ll need to understand this information, though, as we’re aiming to beat this average.

And it’s not uncommon for a delay to happen, especially in chain mortgage scenarios. The more people that are involved create more potential problems. You can avoid some of this by making sure your home is ready for the market, meaning the new owner has very little work to undertake. You can do some things that won’t cost too much upfront that you should take note of.

The first thing is to give each room a new coat of paint, everything from the walls, ceiling, and all woodwork. Then clean the carpets and undertake any small repairs. Viewers will notice if there are any defects, no matter how small. And it goes without saying you need to address any visible things like marks or defects. Don’t let this become a stumbling block that causes you to languish on the market too long.

WH Cox & Son – We’re Surrey’s Favourite Removals and Storage Provider –

WH Cox & Son relocate thousands of people every year in Surrey, many from London who are looking for a better quality of life. And with transport becoming faster and more convenient, it makes perfect sense to put some distance between work and home life. You can create a manageable balance between the office and family time.

No one will argue that work isn’t important, especially for successful businesspeople. However, you can get the best of both worlds by living close to London, as well as being far enough away from the capital. Additionally, you can get a much larger home in Surrey in comparison to London’s prices.

WH Cox has customers who choose to keep their property in London to make a second income. It takes some initial investment, but the London rental prices often have a pleasing return on investment. And when you decide to move to Surrey, make sure you contact WH Cox to relocate you.

If you want to discuss our range of removals services, click here. WH Cox & Son is Surrey’s favourite removals and storage provider, and we’ll help you relocate to one of our commuter towns.