In the last few decades, flats and apartments have become increasingly popular across the entire range of buyers; the young, city dwellers, second home owners as well as older people looking downsize. The demand and desirability for beautifully designed high quality flats remains as strong as ever. 

The many
 advantages of buying a flat include the following:

• Increased security;

• Lower property taxes than detached homes;

• Usually in good central locations with a range of sports and leisure facilities nearby;

• Community living with lots of social contacts and the companionship of close neighbours;

• No 
 maintenance ie for garden, lawn or pool 

• Fewer responsibilities than with a house;

• Ease and low-cost of maintenance;

• Lower cost than a house;

• The ability to live in a location where owning a house would be prohibitively expensive, e.g. a city centre