London Rental Property News for January 2009

London house price drop continues, figures show

House prices in London continued to fall in December, the Land Registry's latest figures have revealed.

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

Recession 'increasing need for debt help' for homeowners

A growing number of homeowners are facing the prospect of repossession as a result of the recession, it has been stated.

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

Summit aims to improve motorcycle safety in capital

Motorcyclists living in London are set to benefit as a result of further efforts to improve safety.

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

Mayor backs new Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed the appointment of a new Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2009

Merton property prices 'down 14.5%'

Property prices in the London borough of Merton have dropped by 14.5 per cent in the last year, it has been found.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2009

Greenwich council leader proposes tax freeze

Residents of the London borough of Greenwich could be set to benefit from a freeze in council tax.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2009

London property 'least affordable in the UK'

London is proportionally the least affordable place to buy a home in the UK, it has been found.

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

Negative equity concern growing, study finds

The sharp fall in property prices seen over the last year has left homeowners genuinely concerned about negative equity, a survey has revealed.

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

Croydon council targets underage sales

Residents of the London borough of Croydon could find that it becomes a better place to live as a result of a new initiative.

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

AMI predicts tough year for property market

House prices will continue to fall and securing a mortgage will remain difficult this year, it has been predicted.

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

New maps 'to improve London Underground journeys'

Londoners are set to benefit from the publication of two new maps for the Underground network.

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

Uncertain market 'putting buyers off'

Uncertainty in the property market has led consumers to put off buying a home, it has been suggested.

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

Minister backs Newham plans

Plans to help residents of the London borough of Newham through the economic downturn have been welcomed.

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

Housing market "still in an impossible situation"

Government support for banks is unlikely to help those thinking a buying a home for the first time, it has been suggested.

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

Southwark residents to see leisure centre improvements

Those living in the London borough of Southwark are set to benefit from improved sporting facilities, following the approval of plans.

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

Mortgage lending continues to decline, figures show

Mortgage availability continued to drop in December, it has been found.

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

Funding boost for Olympic village and media centres

Funding to aid in the building of the Olympic village and media centres has been welcomed.

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

Camden council launches recycling scheme

Camden council has announced the introduction of a new scheme to help residents recycle electrical items.

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

Heathrow expansion to be debated

A public debate over the issue of Heathrow Airport's third runway will be staged in Hayes tonight, it has been announced.

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

Taking out a mortgage 'could have dire consequences'

Those thinking of taking out a mortgage following the help announced for banks this week have been urged to consider the potential consequences.

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

Cash boost for expectant Londoners

Pregnant Londoners are being urged to make applications for new cash payouts from the government if their babies are due after April 6th.

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

New appointees 'to deliver transport improvements'

A series of new appointments to the Transport for London Board have been announced by London mayor Boris Johnson.

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

New GLA director to support policy work

Fiona Fletcher-Smith has been appointed as director of development and environment by the Greater London Authority (GLA).

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

Young Londoners praised for fire fighting skills

Young people in London have been praised for their performance in the Local Intervention Fire Education (Life) programme organised by the London Fire Brigade.

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

Latin American community embraced by mayor

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has embraced the Latin American community in the capital following a meeting in Elephant and Castle yesterday.

Read Article ... Published on 19th January, 2009

'Top tenants' live in London

A new survey has named the ideal tenant in the UK as a female professional working in the health sector, aged between 36 and 45, earning between £20-30,000 and living in London.

Read Article ... Published on 19th January, 2009

Free health course for Camden residents

Camden council has announced that those living in the London borough can now take advantage of free course designed to help them get healthier.

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

Police aim to improve safety for cyclists

An awareness day is being held in the City of London next week, with the aim of educating residents and commuters about the need for road safety.

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

Mayor appoints head of legacy team

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced a new appointment as part of his aim to ensure the 2012 Olympics deliver lasting benefits for the capital.

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

Kensington & Chelsea secures £10m funding

Funding has been announced to make improvements to Exhibition Road, in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

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

Housing problems 'see creation of new words'

Difficulties facing the housing market have led to the creation of new words, an expert has observed.

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

Transport secretary outlines plans for improvement

Those living in London could be set to benefit from access to new high-speed rail travel to Scotland and the West Midlands.

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

Mortgage lending 'will remain weak'

Mortgage funding has been predicted to remain restricted throughout 2009.

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

New bus route due to open

Residents of the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham are set to benefit from a new bus route, it has emerged.

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

Sting backs Lambeth music initiative

Young people in Lambeth are set to benefit from free musical instruments as part of an initiative launched by London mayor Boris Johnson.

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

Half-price travel scheme extended

Half-price bus and tram travel in London has been extended to include a greater number of people living in the capital.

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

London property drop overtakes UK, figures show

Property prices in London are falling faster than the national average, it has been revealed.

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

DLR extension opens ahead of schedule

An extension of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been opened in the London borough of Greenwich.

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

Mortgage lenders 'tightening criteria'

Those thinking of buying a property in London are finding it difficult to obtain finance in the current economic climate, it has been observed.

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

TfL named on list of top employers

Transport for London (TfL) has been recognised as one of the best providers of equal rights among employers in the UK.

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

New technology to assist London crime reduction

People living in the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham could be set to benefit as a new initiative is launched with the aim of reducing crime.

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

Transport body cracks down on fare evasion

Penalty fares for those who fail to pay for travel on London's transport services are to be increased, it has been announced.

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

Ambassador for young people to target crime and violence

A reduction in youth crime has been targeted by London mayor Boris Johnson through his appointment of a new ambassador for young people in the capital.

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

Rate cuts 'unlikely to help mortgage seekers'

Cuts in the Bank of England base rate are unlikely to help those thinking of taking out a mortgage, it has been argued.

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

Campaign highlights energy help for pensioners

Pensioners living in London could be set to benefit as attention is drawn to the help they are entitled to.

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

Richmond council targets carbon reduction

Richmond-upon-Thames council has announced that its emissions-related parking charges scheme may be extended to further tackle pollution.

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

Council tax help for Kensington & Chelsea residents

Kensington & Chelsea council is providing residents with a one off payment of £50.

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

Government mortgage scheme 'no help to many'

Many people struggling to meet mortgage payments are unlikely to be helped by new government measures, it has been suggested.

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

Free training for Tower Hamlets youngsters

Young people in Tower Hamlets are to be offered a free developmental training course in order to help them find a job.

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

Mayor welcomes carbon reduction efforts

Businesses in London have been praised for making further reductions to the capital's carbon emissions.

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

Record year for Tube journeys

London residents were serviced by more Tube trains than ever before in the 2007-08 financial year, it has been revealed.

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

City of Westminster residents to see station upgrades

Work is set to begin on one of the biggest station redevelopments ever undertaken in central London.

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

Police presence to increase at London stations

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced that residents of the city's outer boroughs are to benefit from an increased police presence at train stations.

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

Hackney council cracks down on litterbugs

Officials in Hackney have taken steps to improve the cleanliness of the London borough's streets.

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

Nationwide: London house prices plummet

House prices in London are continuing to fall, the latest figures from Nationwide have revealed.

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

London a popular home, survey finds

The population of London has been found to have risen over the last ten years, as a growing number of people from abroad consider the capital a good place to live.

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

East London Transit construction begins

Residents of the London borough of Barking & Dagenham are set to benefit as construction of the East London Transit gets underway.

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

Londoners maintain "spirit and ambition", says mayor

The city of London has been described as "one of the most exciting places" in the world, following its New Year's Eve celebrations.

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

Mortgage lending 'remains low'

The amount of finance available to those hoping to purchase a home remains low, it has been found.

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

Metropolitan Police receives funding boost

London residents are set to benefit from improved policing as a result of the money that has been seized from criminals.

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

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