Commutable Home Office: Must Have Property Criteria


Will businesses continue to allow people to work from home, will people return exclusively to the office, or will a hybrid system become the new normal? It is clear that the commutable home office, both providing access to office hubs within an easy commute and including suitable spaces for working at home, is the new essential property search criteria.

While many people are returning to their offices as lock-down becomes a thing of the past, working from home in some form is here to stay. At the height of the lock down approximately 50% of the UK’s population was working from home. Businesses fearing that home working would drive inefficiency were forced to adopt it and saw no evident drop in productivity. As a result, many companies are now implementing remote working or hybrid systems as their future employment models. This has meant that demand for properties with home office space is high and as a result some properties with home offices can command a premium.

Despite the shift towards home working, September saw the return of approximately 50% of City workers to their offices according to Google mobility data. The return of workers to the City has been higher than the return of workers to offices across the country as a whole but the numbers of people returning to offices across the UK have nonetheless been climbing throughout September

There remains a lack of certainty over the future home / office time division. We expect that some hybrid solution will evolve allowing a combination of home working and office-based working that will be industry and company specific. This makes the commutable home office the perfect solution for those looking to future proof their home giving them the flexibility to adapt to the shifting approach to work environments.

Top London Properties with Home Office Space

We have a great selection of homes in London which allow for an easy commute to the city while also providing ample space for creating a home office area. Check out our top three on the market right now:



Falcon road commutable home office  

Falcon Road, Clapham, SW11

OEIO £425,000
3 Bed | 2 Bath

An ample three-bedroom duplex apartment configured to provide flexible use of space, this well-located property is within a short stroll of Clapham Junction station.

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elephant and castle prperty with home office  

St Gabriel Walk, Elephant & Castle, SE1

3 Bed | 3 Bath

This generous three-bedroom apartment is located within easy reach of the city and London Bridge. Three large bedrooms feature, one of which could be used as a home office. A large open plan kitchen, diner and living space opens to a balcony boasting views across London.

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beech road commutable home office  

Beech Road, Norbury, SW16

4 Bed | 1 Bath

This large family home offers a large ground floor and four generous bedrooms to the upstairs with period features throughout. The lounge opens to a generous garden and there is scope to extend. It is just a short walk from the well-connected Norbury Station.

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