How the lure of the suburbs is killing the London flat

9 July 2022

The Daily Telegraph 

When Dominic Ahern moved into his east London flat with his girlfriend, Jana, in 2015, he thought he had made it. The then 33-year-old accountant had already been living – and renting – for 10 years in the city, patiently saving up the deposit for a £352,500 one-bed flat which they proudly called their own.

Situated on the first floor of a newbuild development of 258 flats across five separate blocks, close to Bethnal Green tube and overlooking a park, with the window open Dominic loved listening to the bustle below knowing he finally had a foothold in the capital. “I remember feeling it had taken longer than it should have done but there was a real sense of pride,” he recalls.

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