The number of people looking to buy property in Cornwall has risen by more than 140% – the highest growth rate of any county in Britain.
Analysis for Sky News by the property website Rightmove has found more than 15 million people searched for properties in Cornwall in the first quarter of this year, compared to around six million in the same period of 2019.
The property boom is putting further strain on locals trying to get on the ladder – and even renting property is becoming increasingly difficult.
Image: Houses are in high demand in Cornwall, which has had a knock-on effect to the rental market
“In the last six months, it’s just gone completely crazy… there’s no let-up,” says Deborah Plowright, from CAM Residential Lettings in Hayle.
“There’s less and less properties on the market to rent and more people looking. We’ve
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