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Monday, June 19, 2017

Flatshare site sees drop in EU interest

Unsurprisingly, flatshare site Spareroom reports seeing a fall in the numbers of EU nationals registering to find rental accommodation since the Brexit vote.

Between July 2016 and May 2017, the number of Slovakians planning to move here fell by 8%, Poles dropped by over 5%. Interest from Hungarians, Romanians and Estonians also declined in the year since the Brexit vote.

Two EU states did manage to buck the trend; site usage by prospective tenants from Croatia and Greece jumped by over 17% since Brexit.

SpareRoom's Matt Hutchinson comments:

“With so much uncertainty over what Brexit really means, it’s no surprise to see interest in moving to the UK from EU countries in decline.

Until people know how their freedom of movement and right to reside will be affected it’s hard for them to make long-term decisions."

1 comment:

Sarah said...

It's interesting that interest in moving from EU countries to the UK would decline, but not vice versa? I'd think there's potential for negative effects from Brexit on both sides.