Experts say homes which feature a self-contained apartment, affectionately known as a ‘granny flat’, are in demand. It seems COVID has inspired multi-generational living for either elderly parents or older children. Thanks to high property prices boomerang children are just as likely to return to the family home as making way for elderly parents.

“Lockdown changed the make-up of some households, as young people returned home from university and older people joined support bubbles, so it’s possible that this has helped to crystallise people’s ideas for family accommodation.” Gareth Hemming of Aviva
You might need planning permission to convert outbuilding or garages, but new permitted development rules may make this process easier.

Speak to a member of the Pawlus team if you would like to see if it is possible to create a self-contained area in your property!

Has COVID inspired you to keep family closer to home?

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