Renting or buying a property nearby public parks and open green spaces
This week, we will be working with renters and prospective buyers on homes located within few minutes walking distance to a local park or a common or an open green space. This is vital at this time of the COVID-19 lockdown; time during which many families have nearly exhausted all the possibilities in terms of things they could do indoor at homes. They are looking for outdoor public open spaces to reduce the COVID-19 lockdown pressure and vicious circle.
When making a choice for a home to rent or buy, it is important to think of outdoor spaces nearby where you could go without having to pay for using them. Public parks and or open green spaces are usually free and can be a place to go to with your family and reduce the COVID-19 lockdown pressure. There are pros and cons about parks and open green spaces. However, in this short post, we are focussing on the benefits of choosing a home near by a park.
What is good to have a home nearby parks and open green spaces?
There are many published benefits about public parks and green open spaces which renters and buyers can find in print and online. In the context of this post, we have researched and identified some of them which are as follows.
Public parks and open green spaces can help families …
√ Run their COVID-19 bubbles as specified by the restricted rules related to forming a COVID-19 bubble
√ Maintain contact with nature and recreate outdoors
√ Stay physically active and fit
√ Improve mental health
√ Improve the quality of air the family breathes
√ Provide a place for children and families to connect each other
√ Create an opportunity to practise sport and have a picnic
√ Get in touch with your local community
√ Improve the family health and wellbeing specially at this time of COVID-19 lockdown
It is also argued that parks and open green spaces could be a rental/buying point when negotiating the property rent/price.
On the contrary, the downside is that your home is likely to be exposed to everything happening in the park/open green space including noise.
The above advantages relating to properties nearby parks and open green spaces are general. They need to be contextualised in terms of the location of the property to rent or buy. They also need to be customised since each family is different with their own needs in terms what they can afford.
So, we will be working with both prospective family renters and buyers on helping them to decide whether or not they need to consider parks and/or open green spaces in their home rental or buying applications.
What we hope to achieve through this week’s activity
One can hope that at the end of this week’s activity potential renters and buyers will be able to achieve the following:
√ To carefully consider public parks and or open green spaces when making their applications to buy or rent
√ To be aware and act upon the probable beneficial effects of public parks and or open green spaces on the property to rent or buy
√ To check the rents and prices of properties located in the vicinity of public parks and green open spaces
√ To be well informed about the public parks and open green spaces they need to know before agreeing to any tenancy or buying contract
√ To be able to interpret or understand the rental/buying impacts of homes near a park
√ To compile a basic comparative report about homes within a short distance to a local park in terms of advantages and disadvantages, etc.
For those renters and buyers buying the services of a letting or estate agent, some of the above mentioned points would normally be included in the service the agent provides in the form of a property letting or buying file. Those who technically did some thorough searches on the property would have dealt with these matters.
Renters and buyers can as well find some of this information via local searches (from the local authority or any environmental agency specialised in open green spaces) about the property.
For those who want to work with Home Relief and find more about renting or buying a home within a short walking distance to a local park, they are welcome to do so.
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