London Rental Property News for December 2009

'Most expensive homes' found in Kensington and Chelsea

'Most expensive homes' found in Kensington and Chelsea

The most expensive street in England and Wales is Wycombe Square in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which could see an increase in enquiries about flats to rent in the area.

Read Article ... Published on 31st December, 2009

Britons 'need to budget in 2010'

Britons 'need to budget in 2010'

Families in the UK now have more expendable income available to them than they did during 2008, it has been asserted, but taking care to budget is still advisable.

Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2009

Tenants told to check fire alarms

Tenants told to check fire alarms

Before going away for the new year - which many rental tenants may be planning to do as they travel to visit friends and families - Britons should check their fire alarms are working.

Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2009

Britons 'put off DIY while renting'

Britons 'put off DIY while renting'

Young UK males lack confidence when it comes to carrying out basic DIY tasks, new research has found, which one sector commentator has attributed to the tendency for people to rent for longer.

Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2009

Is new year the hardest time to keep a home?

Is new year the hardest time to keep a home?

While the festive season may see many Britons splashing out on celebrations and gifts and relying on credit to do so, once the bills begin to mount up, the situation could become difficult for homeowners.

Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2009

'Free parking' outside property to rent in Wandsworth

'Free parking' outside property to rent in Wandsworth

The coming weekend is to give those staying in property to rent in Wandsworth the chance to park outside for free.

Read Article ... Published on 24th December, 2009

Rental market 'likely to be stable'

Rental market 'likely to be stable'

Following a difficult year for the housing market, the buy-to-let sector is set to enjoy increasing stability in the new year, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2009

Household budgets 'important'

Household budgets 'important'

It is important that Britons create and stick to a household budget in order to take better control of their finances, it has been advised.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2009

Central London property prices 'to rise'

Central London property prices 'to rise'

Pre-credit crunch property prices could be seen in London again by as early as next year, one sector commentator has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd December, 2009

Property market 'still under pressure'

Property market 'still under pressure'

Property prices in the UK, along with the economy, are still continuing to be hard hit and this trend is likely to continue into the near future, one sector commentator has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd December, 2009

Fewer discretionary movers 'prompt slowdown'

Fewer discretionary movers 'prompt slowdown'

As the credit crunch continues, there are fewer discretionary movers, which is partly to blame for the housing market slowdown, one sector commentator has suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd December, 2009

Landlords 'want to hold on to cheques'

Landlords 'want to hold on to cheques'

Cheques are set to be phased out as a payment method, it has been announced.

Read Article ... Published on 21st December, 2009

2009 - A year in renting

2009 - A year in renting

The last year may be memorable to many Britons for numerous reasons - including the recession.

Read Article ... Published on 21st December, 2009

First-time buyers 'under constraints'

First-time buyers 'under constraints'

Mortgage requirements are continuing to create "very significant constraints" for first-time buyers looking to take their first steps on to the property ladder, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 18th December, 2009

Property prices 'will continue to rise'

Property prices 'will continue to rise'

Property prices will continue increasing in the UK in 2010, one sector commentator has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 18th December, 2009

Are first-time buyers dropping out of market?

Are first-time buyers dropping out of market?

The proportion of first-time buyers looking to take their initial steps on to the housing ladder has fallen to its lowest level in 12 months, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 18th December, 2009

Property prices 'continuing to rise'

Property prices 'continuing to rise'

Despite a modest increase in the number of properties coming up for sale, little effect has been had on the market as prices continue to rise, a new report has found.

Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2009

Brits told to wrap up at winter

Brits told to wrap up at winter

Britons have been advised to take steps to ensure they stay warm over the coming weeks, as the Met Office warns temperatures are set to plummet and snow could be on the way.

Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2009

Landlords 'feeling comfortable about 2010'

Landlords 'feeling comfortable about 2010'

The majority of UK landlords are feeling confident about the state of the buy-to-let market, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2009

'Don't leave presents at risk' this Christmas

'Don't leave presents at risk' this Christmas

This Christmas, a total of £18 billion worth of presents will be left on show in households around the country, which may mean that tenants could be wise to purchase home contents insurance.

Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2009

Rise in VAT 'could be psychologically damaging'

Rise in VAT 'could be psychologically damaging'

It has been announced that VAT is set to rise again, following its holiday.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2009

Pets 'will have Christmas to remember'

Pets 'will have Christmas to remember'

Pets in the UK are set to have a Christmas to remember this year, as their owners prepare to spoil their furry friends.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2009

Housing demand 'outweighing supply'

Housing demand 'outweighing supply'

Although there has been a slight increase in the number of properties going on sale in the UK, the market may be some way off recovery due to high prices, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 15th December, 2009

Is home ownership losing appeal?

Is home ownership losing appeal?

The number of Britons who dream about buying their own property may be on the decline, a new study has suggested - which could be more people are looking to take advantage of the benefits of renting.

Read Article ... Published on 14th December, 2009

Tenants 'should get winter-proofing'

Tenants 'should get winter-proofing'

The UK has seen the winter weather arrive over recent days and with more cold snaps forecast, Britons have been advised that now is the time to ensure their homes will be well protected from the elements.

Read Article ... Published on 14th December, 2009

Should Brits give up on owning home?

Should Brits give up on owning home?

The UK could soon become more similar to Europe, with people choosing to look for property to rent in London, rather than buying a flat or house.

Read Article ... Published on 11th December, 2009

'Long way to go' to housing recovery

'Long way to go' to housing recovery

While the increase in loans being handed out for house purchases is encouraging news, one sector commentator has asserted that there is still some distance to go before the market makes a complete recovery.

Read Article ... Published on 11th December, 2009

Long-term mortgages 'could be cheaper'

Long-term mortgages 'could be cheaper'

The cost of the average two-year fixed-rate mortgage deal has reduced by the largest weekly amount since the beginning of the year, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 10th December, 2009

First-time buyers' houses 'cheaper'

First-time buyers' houses 'cheaper'

First-time buyer homes are typically cheaper than those purchased by Britons looking to climb up the next step of the property ladder, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 10th December, 2009

'More tenants' looking for green properties

'More tenants' looking for green properties

Tenants are acting as the driving force behind the UK's property sector boosting its green credentials, one sector commentator has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 9th December, 2009

Should buyers avoid new builds?

Should buyers avoid new builds?

People who do not purchase a new build stand to make the greatest fiscal gains when they move home, one group has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 9th December, 2009

How to achieve cheaper Christmas bills

How to achieve cheaper Christmas bills

With Christmas fast approaching, consumers may be concerned about where they will find the money to cover festive presents and seasonal celebrations, along with energy bills - which typically rise during the winter.

Read Article ... Published on 9th December, 2009

Tenants could consider gas service this Christmas

Tenants could consider gas service this Christmas

Britons planning to move into a rented property ahead of Christmas may wish to make sure that all of its gas kitchen and heating appliances have been fully serviced.

Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2009

'Get covered' this Christmas

'Get covered' this Christmas

November, December and January is typically a time for an increase in the number of break-ins it has been revealed, which may mean that purchasing home contents insurance is a wise move this Christmas.

Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2009

Mortgage borrowers 'should take advantage of low interest'

Mortgage borrowers 'should take advantage of low interest'

Britons who own their home have been advised to use this time of low interest rates in order to pay off more of their mortgage loan.

Read Article ... Published on 7th December, 2009

Is now a good time for tenants to save?

Is now a good time for tenants to save?

Low interest rates have increased people's ability to save in some circumstances, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 7th December, 2009

Is stamp duty relief just a 'sticking plaster'?

Is stamp duty relief just a 'sticking plaster'?

An early day motion has been raised in parliament, stating that the current stamp duty relief on properties valued at £175,000 or less should be extended past its December 31st deadline.

Read Article ... Published on 4th December, 2009

Thousands of Brits 'escaping neighbours from hell'

Thousands of Brits 'escaping neighbours from hell'

In the last two years, some 95,000 Britons have moved home because of their irritating neighbours, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 4th December, 2009

Property prices 'will fluctuate'

Property prices 'will fluctuate'

Property prices are likely to fluctuate over the coming months as there tends to be a "slight lag" when house price increases are reported, one sector commentator has stated.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd December, 2009

Britons 'cutting back on Christmas spending'

Britons 'cutting back on Christmas spending'

The average cost of Christmas this year is likely to be 35 per cent less than it was ten years ago as Britons cut back on their festive spending as the recession continues to make budgets tight, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd December, 2009

Is the government 'out of touch' with rental sector?

Is the government 'out of touch' with rental sector?

More should be done to help the private rental sector, one sector commentator has claimed, as the government is currently in danger of being "out of touch" with the industry.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2009

Do borrowers understand cost of mortgages?

Do borrowers understand cost of mortgages?

Lenders have significantly increased the number of short-term mortgage deals on offer, while long-term mortgage deals have also increased from last year, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2009

Could renting help while saving for Christmas?

Could renting help while saving for Christmas?

Now is the time to begin saving for next Christmas rather than the approaching festive season if people want to ensure they stay clear from debt, one sector commentator has advised.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2009

'Wealthy investors' could consider property purchase

'Wealthy investors' could consider property purchase

Many wealthy investors are looking to expand their property portfolios in the near future, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 1st December, 2009

Should landlords be urged to invest in energy efficiency?

Should landlords be urged to invest in energy efficiency?

While tenants may feel that they do not have the freedom to carry out major home improvements to the property they rent, they could still ask their landlord if they believe valuable renovations could be carried out.

Read Article ... Published on 1st December, 2009

Tenants 'looking for British Christmas dinner'

Tenants 'looking for British Christmas dinner'

People are still keen to buy British food despite the recession, even if it is perceived as more expensive, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 1st December, 2009

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