London Rental Property News for December 2008

Londoners set for New Year celebrations

Police in London are set for one of their busiest nights of the year, as residents prepare to take part in New Year's Eve celebrations across the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 31st December, 2008

Mayor pledges investment in public message

London mayor Boris Johnson is pledging to continue investment in order to ensure that the capital withstands the economic downturn.

Read Article ... Published on 31st December, 2008

Mayor announces transport help for low income Londoners

Those living in London boroughs and receiving lower incomes are set to benefit from reduced travel fares, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2008

Figures show continued property price falls

House prices in London have continued to drop, the latest figures have shown.

Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2008

Crossrail station to be built in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets residents are set to benefit as planning permission for a Crossrail station has been improved.

Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2008

Mayor praises London volunteers

Those living in London have been benefiting from the efforts of volunteers over the Christmas period, it has been noted.

Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2008

Further house price fall predicted

House prices in the UK will continue to plummet next year, it has been predicted.

Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2008

Deposit scheme 'having a positive effect' for tenants

Those renting a house or flat in London are benefiting from improved relationships with landlords, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 24th December, 2008

Transport strategy published by Camden council

A strategy to improve the air quality and safety in the London borough of Camden has been published.

Read Article ... Published on 24th December, 2008

Westminster Bridge receives makeover

Transport for London (TfL) has announced the completion of the Westminster Bridge conservation project.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2008

TfL 'improving the environment'

London residents are benefiting from reduced carbon emissions, Transport for London's (TfL) latest report has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2008

Figures reveal continued fall in mortgage lending

The number of mortgages granted by banks in the UK has continued to fall, according to the latest statistics from the British Bankers' Association (BBA).

Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2008

Minister calls for employment support for Londoners

Those living in London could be set to benefit from new job opportunities, as the government has called for greater public sector support.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd December, 2008

London rental prices dropping, study shows

Renting property in London is becoming an increasingly attractive option, figures have suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd December, 2008

DfT invites Crossrail bids

The Crossrail project has taken a step closer to completion, with project managers being invited to bid to oversee work.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd December, 2008

Rental demand 'will rise as house prices drop'

Property prices have been predicted to see further falls throughout 2009, as mortgage finance remains restricted.

Read Article ... Published on 19th December, 2008

Mayor reveals economic recovery plan

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a series of measures aimed at boosting the economic recovery of the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 19th December, 2008

Joint winners in London bus design contest

The winners of a competition to design a new London bus have been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 19th December, 2008

Property prices still falling, study finds

House prices in the UK are continuing to drop, it has been found.

Read Article ... Published on 18th December, 2008

More Britons choosing to rent, figures reveal

Problems in the housing market are increasingly leading Britons to rent, it has been found.

Read Article ... Published on 18th December, 2008

Newham residents are 'ageing well'

Newham council has been recognised at a Europe-wide event for its telehealthcare service.

Read Article ... Published on 18th December, 2008

Tenants 'should be prepared' in order to protect deposits

Those renting a house or flat in London have been advised to take steps to protect deposits.

Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2008

Consumers choosing not to buy property, study shows

The economic downturn is putting a growing number of people off buying a house, research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2008

Minister praises underage knife sale operation

Measures to crack down on underage knife sales in London are proving effective, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2008

Asbos to be publicised in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets council is taking steps to improve the quality of live for residents of the London borough.

Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2008

Finalists chosen for redesign of Croydon centre

A major regeneration project in Croydon is continuing with the selection of four finalists to redesign the borough's centre.

Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2008

'Thumbs up' for Southwark council

Southwark council has received praise in three separate government reports.

Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2008

House prices 'will fall further'

Property prices in the UK have been predicted to continue to fall over the next year.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2008

Government awards funding for London fire service

Firefighters in London are to receive a share of new funding from the government.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2008

Hackney council boosts employment through "ground-breaking" initiative

Those living in the London borough of Hackney have been found to be benefiting from a scheme aimed at helping people find jobs.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2008

Homeowners predict prices to drop

Homeowners expect the value of their property to drop over the course of the next year, a survey has found.

Read Article ... Published on 12th December, 2008

Formula One stars promote London driving message

London residents are being encouraged to make use of taxis in order to prevent injuries and deaths caused by drink-driving.

Read Article ... Published on 12th December, 2008

London knife crime scheme 'shows success'

The government's campaign to reduce knife crime is proving to be successful, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 12th December, 2008

Olympics 'will leave transport legacy'

Londoners are set to benefit from improvements to transport as a result of the 2012 Olympics, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 11th December, 2008

Regeneration funding announced for capital

Regeneration schemes in London that have been put on hold as a result of the economic downturn are set to be given a boost.

Read Article ... Published on 11th December, 2008

Funding to reduce alcohol-related crime in London

London residents could be set to see a reduction in alcohol-related problems as a result of new funding.

Read Article ... Published on 11th December, 2008

East London rugby academy to continue

The Josh Lewsey Rugby Academy is to continue training young people in the sport following support from global investment bank Nomura and the East London Business Alliance.

Read Article ... Published on 10th December, 2008

House prices in London predicted to rise by 2010

The cost of buying a house in London is expected to become more expensive towards the end of 2009, one estate agents based in the capital has stated.

Read Article ... Published on 10th December, 2008

London house buyers 'opt to rent' while market slows

Potential house buyers in London are choosing to enter the lettings market as the property sector remains depressed in the capital, a new survey has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 9th December, 2008

Olympics will bring benefits, British public says

The British public are becoming increasingly enthusiastic about the London 2012 Olympic Games, with 83 per cent of those questioned in a new poll stating that the event will have a positive effect on the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 9th December, 2008

Renting 'becomes cheaper' in London

The cost of renting in London has dropped over the past year, new figures have shown.

Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2008

Transport boost for Harrow

Harrow is likely to benefit from improved transport services in the coming years following the receipt of extra funding announced by Transport for London (TfL).

Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2008

Londoners opting to rent as prices fall, expert says

People living in London are increasingly choosing to rent as the property market continues to face difficulty, it has been found.

Read Article ... Published on 5th December, 2008

Croydon youth project helps teen 'find better direction'

A project in the London borough of Croydon that seeks to turn teenagers away from a life of crime has nominated one of its success stories to help front a national campaign.

Read Article ... Published on 5th December, 2008

Wandsworth council approves regeneration plans

Wandsworth council has given the green light to plans that may help create extra residential space for those looking to rent a flat in London.

Read Article ... Published on 5th December, 2008

London police crack down on illegal cabs

In a move that may help improve public safety in London, police have announced the launch of a crackdown on illegal taxi services.

Read Article ... Published on 5th December, 2008

Concern over help for homeowners

The Liberal Democrats have expressed concern that help offered by the government to homeowners may not be effective.

Read Article ... Published on 4th December, 2008

Crossrail funding deal finalised

Those living in London are set to benefit from the announcement of new funding for Crossrail.

Read Article ... Published on 4th December, 2008

£450m regeneration plan for Croydon

People choosing to live in the London borough of Croydon are set to benefit from a major regeneration scheme.

Read Article ... Published on 4th December, 2008

Rail improvements for London residents

People living in Islington and Camden are set to benefit from improvements to rail services.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd December, 2008

Stamp duty represents "massive" cost for buyers

Those thinking of buying a home in London face huge costs due to the existence of stamp duty, it has been argued.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd December, 2008

Merton best for dealing with autism, says NAS

The London borough of Merton has been rated top among all local authorities in England for dealing with adults who have autism.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd December, 2008

Financial boost for London's small businesses

Businesses in London are set to benefit from a package of support to be made available this month.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2008

London bus journeys 'now more pleasurable'

A drive to make bus travel more appealing to Londoners has been hailed as a success.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2008

Hybrid buses 'will cut emissions in London'

London residents are set to benefit from an improved environment as a fleet of hybrid buses is due to come into operation.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2008

Mayor responds to congestion consultation

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that the western extension of the congestion charging zone will be scrapped.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2008

London police to crack down on drink-drivers

The Metropolitan police have announced a major crackdown on drink-driving as Christmas approaches.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2008

London workers seeing fastest wage growth, study shows

People living in London have seen their earnings increase faster than any other region, research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 1st December, 2008

Figures show continued drop in house prices

House prices in England and Wales are continuing to fall, the Land Registry's monthly index has shown.

Read Article ... Published on 1st December, 2008

Mortgage lending 'remains low'

The number of mortgages granted in the UK fell in October, suggesting consumers are finding it increasingly difficult to buy a home.

Read Article ... Published on 1st December, 2008

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