Report Guardian: Record proportion of Londoners selling up to move north in House prices and the economy Posted September 4, 2018 13 hours ago, longgone said: 20 years ago the employees of the shop where given free digs upstairs. it is a disgrace really it is. 700k though is insane 350k is insane 250k is insane. 20 years ago nobody liked living above a commercial let which was at the time a shop but could become many things. I have a feeling they still don't, but have been priced out of houses.