Lessons in this for all home buyers huh! Rightmove director Miles Shipside has commented (rather wisely): "Home movers carry out lots of research before they buy their next home, including what prices are being paid in the street and how the accommodation sizes up, but the first time they meet and size up their neighbours is probably after they've moved in.
"In the current economic climate where people must work hard to progress, and even hold onto, their careers, we are increasingly looking to our homes as a sanctuary to relax and unwind. If our troubles are persisting when we get home at night due to unruly neighbours then that can present a real problem and is an understandable driver to move on." Rightmove also concludes, rather bleakly, that with transaction levels running at around half of historic norms "there could well be the same number of people stuck in their current homes and wishing they could get away!"
And what we've concluded is that our market will be economically active people, or (and this is uber-important) those who choose to become economically active. Those who wish to invest in their careers by locating to a place where they can have the optimum economic activity. Our target market is people who will be actively choosing to live with our people. We turn it on its head. Our people are our assets. And our rules will be consensual and determined by our communities.