London Rental Property News for August 2013
The cost of buying a house in London has continued to increase, making it harder for first time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder. New figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have found that the average deposit for someone buying their first home in London has reached an all-time high of £64,000. This new information suggests that people wishing to find a new home might be better looking for properties to rent in London.
Read Article ... Published on 30th August, 2013
South Kensington is one of the most desired areas where it comes to people looking to live in London. With stunning property choices, some of the world's most celebrated museums and its close proximity to the centre of the capital; it is no wonder that the area attracts many of the more affluent classes.
Read Article ... Published on 29th August, 2013
Newham Council's mandatory scheme that means all private rented properties must be licensed is providing good results. The council is the first in the UK to have implemented such a scheme that requires all private landlords within the borough to register and and apply for a license. The scheme is making it much easier for people to find homes to rent in London.
Read Article ... Published on 28th August, 2013
Teenagers throughout Lewisham are celebrating the best GCSE results the borough has ever seen. The average results achieved by GCSE students, have topped the great results gained within the borough in 2012 and have set the bar even higher for future classes.
Read Article ... Published on 28th August, 2013
Herne Hill is one of the perfect places in the capital for young families. Not only does the area offer a fantastic selection of larger and older properties, it is also right next to Brockwell Park. The park is one of London's best green areas and offers families a variety of things to do, especially in the summer months when it is a beautiful place to spend the day and to relax in the sun.
Read Article ... Published on 27th August, 2013
Students across the Royal Borough of Greenwich are celebrating an increase in the number of top grades that have been awarded for A-levels and BTECs. A larger number of students received grades between A* and B this year in comparison to last, providing them with a strong foundation on which to build their future education or careers.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd August, 2013
Richmond Council are giving residents the opportunity to give feedback on a number of proposed plans for the improvement of Richmond Riverside. The public consultation will let people in on the possible work that will be done, as well as allow them to share their feelings on the projects.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd August, 2013
Just like Shoreditch, Hoxton's popularity as a place to live in London has skyrocketed. It has become synonymous with edgy fashions, the best bars and cool galleries as well as the place to be if you're a fan of skinny jeans.
Read Article ... Published on 21st August, 2013
The A-Level grades that have been achieved throughout the Borough of Wandsworth this year have beaten the national average. More students came away from the exams with top grades this year in Wandsworth, showing a marked difference from the falling number of top grades received throughout the UK.
Read Article ... Published on 20th August, 2013
The new leisure centre in the Borough of Hounslow is now one step closer as Morgan Sindall have now been appointed for the construction. The £12 million leisure centre in the heart of Heston, will begin to be developed once the council's cabinet has approved the plans.
Read Article ... Published on 19th August, 2013
Southwark's free health checks that are being run in partnership with the NHS have been praised as best practice. The checks are provided by trained professionals from the NHS and Southwark Council's public health team, and the government has recently said that they are an example of a best practice project.
Read Article ... Published on 15th August, 2013
Residents of the Borough of Newham are being given the opportunity to enjoy free music concerts for four nights from August 15th. Locals can take advantage of the variety of performances that will be taking place during the 'Under the Stars' summer concerts at East Ham's Central park.
Read Article ... Published on 13th August, 2013
Residents of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are to benefit from a quieter A4. Transport for London (TfL) has begun works to resurface the A4 between the Hammersmith Flyover and Hogarth Roundabout with a quieter form of asphalt. The road is to be surfaced with 'superpave' in a bid to reduce the levels of noise pollution in the area.
Read Article ... Published on 12th August, 2013
Roehampton residents could benefit from free swimming or gym membership thanks to Wandsworth Council's new scheme. People within the area that commit to living a healthier lifestyle could be rewarded by the council, which wants to encourage more people to eat and live healthier.
Read Article ... Published on 9th August, 2013
Seven Sisters is a reasonably quiet area of London, found within the Borough of Haringey. The borough in which it is set is well known for its green spaces - which were recently commended in the Green Flag awards - and Alexandra Palace. Seven Sisters is set in an ethnically diverse area - it is estimated that around 193 languages are spoken within the borough as whole - which is reflected in the wide variety of shops and eateries that are present.
Read Article ... Published on 8th August, 2013
A new fund is being opened in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that is designed to provide opportunities for community and volunteer groups. The annual fund is being organised as part of the boroughs Corporate Services Grants programme and will help local groups that aim to improve the lives of residents.
Read Article ... Published on 6th August, 2013
Southwark Council will be creating another 1,000 free nursery places in the borough for children under the age of two. The places will be opened up to children from less advantaged families throughout the year as part of the council's efforts to expand its free nursery provisions.
Read Article ... Published on 2nd August, 2013