London Rental Property News for February 2009

Minister praises London council tax move

Local authorities' moves to keep council tax low for Londoners have been welcomed.

Read Article ... Published on 27th February, 2009

Formal recognition for historic Tower Hamlets sites

A number of buildings in Tower Hamlets have been formally recognised by being listed at grade II by English Heritage.

Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2009

Mortgage rates 'no help' to first-time buyers

Mortgage lenders are providing little incentive to those thinking of purchasing property, it has been observed.

Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2009

Hammersmith & Fulham council tax to fall

Residents of the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham will benefit from a drop in council tax rates this year, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2009

London boroughs to receive government funding

Over £17 million is to be provided by the government to help London boroughs meet challenges presented by the recession, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2009

Hospitality body calls for increase in apprenticeships

Londoners hoping to enter the hospitality industry could be set to benefit from new training opportunities, should employees respond positively to calls to provide more apprenticeships.

Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2009

London children to benefit from road safety production

Schoolchildren in London are to be educated about the need for road safety, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2009

Guidance offered for London small business owners

Londoners operating small businesses have been offered advice in order to ensure their taxes are in order.

Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2009

London boroughs to see extra transport police

Extra police officers are to be in place at transport hubs in Barnet, Hillingdon and Harrow later this year, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2009

Mayor pledges apprenticeship recruitment

More than 3,000 apprenticeships are to be created in London over the next three years, it has been announced.

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

Southwark knife crime initiative honoured

Efforts to improve community safety in London were recognised at an event held yesterday.

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

Police crack down on illegal taxis

Steps to target illegal taxi drivers in central London yielded a total of 25 arrests over the weekend, it has emerged.

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

Wandsworth residents 'may see tax freeze'

Those living in the London borough of Wandsworth could be set to see council tax payments frozen.

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

Mayor targets greenhouse gas reduction

A new report has been produced, aiming to improve the environment for Londoners by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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

Brits 'increasingly choosing to rent'

A growing number of people are opting to rent accommodation rather than buy, an expert has noted.

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

London bus security improving, says TfL

Londoners have been benefiting from increased security on the capital's buses, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 20th February, 2009

Homeowners 'falling into arrears'

A growing number of people who have purchased property are facing difficulty paying off their mortgages, it has been noted.

Read Article ... Published on 20th February, 2009

British Waterways signs up to London food growing scheme

A project to find 2,012 spaces for growing food in London by 2012 has received a major boost, mayor Boris Johnson has announced.

Read Article ... Published on 20th February, 2009

TfL launches digital speed map

The latest step in the bid to improve road safety for Londoners has been launched by Transport for London (TfL).

Read Article ... Published on 20th February, 2009

Mortgage arrears rising, figures show

The number of people who have bought property that are experiencing difficulties in repaying mortgages has risen significantly over the past year, figures have shown.

Read Article ... Published on 20th February, 2009

Young Londoners propose crime tackling measures

Young people in London have been praised for proposing ideas to reduce crime.

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

Southwark to host Russian festival

The first Russian festival to be held in London will take place on Sunday March 1st, it has been announced.

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

Developers 'conning' potential buyers

Developers are tricking people into buying property that is over-valued, it has been suggested.

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

Security to increase at south London stations

Train stations in south London are set to be made safer as a result of new ticketing gates, it has been announced.

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

Potential buyers 'opting to rent instead'

First-time buyers who are unable to obtain finance are choosing to rent, research has found.

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

Sutton residents 'taking to two wheels'

Cyclists in the London borough of Sutton have been benefiting as a result of a £5 million initiative, Transport for London has announced.

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

New bus 'one step closer'

Transport for London has announced that a new bus for the capital is moving closer to completion.

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

'No mortgages available' for those in negative equity

Homeowners will need to find more money if they are to remortgage in the current climate, it has been noted.

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

London bus designs on display

Entries to a competition to design a new London bus are now on display, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

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

Stars sign up to Camden climate change scheme

Camden council has revealed that a number of celebrities are signing up to its scheme to help improve the environment of the London borough.

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

Ministers approve tenant body proposals

Those who are choose to rent a house or flat in London could be given more influence over government policy, after plans for a new body were approved.

Read Article ... Published on 13th February, 2009

Renting 'a better option than buying' in current climate

Young people who are thinking about buying home should reconsider their options, it has been stated.

Read Article ... Published on 13th February, 2009

Mayor's first budget approved

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled his first budget, with over three million residents set to benefit from a freeze in the Greater London Authority's share of council tax.

Read Article ... Published on 12th February, 2009

TfL targets young drivers in latest campaign

A new campaign to improve road safety is being aimed at young people, Transport for London (TfL) has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 12th February, 2009

Homeowners 'at risk of negative equity'

More than a fifth of mortgage holders in the UK are at risk of negative equity, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 12th February, 2009

Buying property 'more difficult than ever'

The current climate makes it more difficult than ever to enter the property market, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 12th February, 2009

Credit crunch 'prompting move back home'

A growing number of young adults are being forced to move back in with their parents, a survey has revealed.

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

HSE launches workplace safety campaign

A campaign has been launched to improve the safety of London workplaces.

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

Boroughs recognised for support of councillors

London Councils has presented two of the capital's boroughs with an award recognising their support of councillors.

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

Olympic legacy plans outlined

Plans for the development of the Olympic Park for use after the 2012 London Games have been outlined.

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

London charities to receive boost

Support for volunteers, charities and social organisations in London has been announced by the government.

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

London adults 'benefiting from learning grants'

Londoners have been urged to take advantage of support that is available to them through the Adult Learning Grant (ALG).

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

New poems for Tube passengers

Those travelling on the London Underground are set to have their journeys brightened by a series of poems, Transport for London (TfL) has stated.

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

TfL plans dual carriageway improvements

Improvements to sections of the A2 dual carriageway are to begin next week, Transport for London (TfL) has revealed.

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

London recycling campaign launched

A campaign to encourage recycling has been launched in London, with new technology playing a key role.

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

Rail improvements to enhance capacity

Commuters in London are set to benefit from more frequent train services as a result of improvements that begin tomorrow, Transport for London (TfL) has stated.

Read Article ... Published on 6th February, 2009

Government steps up plans for Olympic legacy

A new company is to be set up in order to plan ways to ensure London benefits from the 2012 Olympics after the Games.

Read Article ... Published on 6th February, 2009

Rate cut 'won't help mortgage market'

The Bank of England's decision to lower the official base rate is unlikely to provide much help to those thinking of buying property, it has been stated.

Read Article ... Published on 6th February, 2009

Government website highlights contracts for London SMEs

Londoners who operate small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been encouraged to take advantage of public sector contracts.

Read Article ... Published on 6th February, 2009

Music classes 'boosting development of London children'

Schools in the London boroughs of Newham and Southwark have been praised for their provision of music lessons to pupils.

Read Article ... Published on 5th February, 2009

Londoners urged to claim what they deserve

A campaign is encouraging Londoners to ensure they receive the wage they are entitled to.

Read Article ... Published on 5th February, 2009

Scores up as Greenwich pupils eat healthier, research shows

Pupils at schools in Greenwich have been benefiting from improved test scores as a result of changes to meals, it has been found.

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

Rental demand growing, say landlords

A growing number of people are choosing to rent in the current economic climate, it has been found.

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

New speed cameras to be installed in London boroughs

Road safety in London may be improved further as new speed cameras are set to be introduced.

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

Buyers 'concerned' over lack of mortgages

Concerns over obtaining a mortgage have become the biggest factor in preventing people from buying homes, a survey has revealed.

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

Westminster hosts wireless service trial

A new wireless service has been launched by BT, allowing Londoners to access a range of information.

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

Mayor pledges outer London investment

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for greater investment to be made in the capital's outer boroughs.

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

BSA: Mortgage activity still low

Consumers continue to have difficulty in obtaining a mortgage, the latest figures have shown.

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

New campaign aimed at improving road safety

Road safety in London could be set to improve as a result of a new advertising campaign.

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

Mayor invests in sport

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced that investment will be made in grassroots sport programmes in the capital.

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

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