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Fewer People Moved Away From London in 2022, Research Suggests

Terraced houses in London.

Terraced houses in London.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Moves away from London appear to have passed a peak, with estimates suggesting around 20,000 fewer properties being bought outside the capital this year than in 2021.

In a year which has seen strong house price growth outside London, just over a quarter (26%) of "London leavers" in 2022 bought properties with at least four bedrooms, down from 30% in 2020, the research from estate agent Hamptons found.