London Rental Property News for July 2013

Brixton: Leaving the past behind and thriving

Brixton: Leaving the past behind and thriving

Brixton is fast becoming one of the new trendiest places to live in London. Gone are the days of the 1981 riots, along with the area's dangerous image. Instead, Brixton has become a vibrant place to live that offers a mix of inhabitants, a variety of property types and a great shopping experience. It is becoming a favourite haunt of artists and bohemians, offering a creative, friendly and colourful environment.  

Read Article ... Published on 29th July, 2013

Enfield awards show off its parks

Enfield awards show off its parks

It has been announced that the borough of Enfield has some of the best parks in the UK. Eight of the parks in the borough have received 'Green Flags' after being judged to have incredibly high standards of safety, cleanliness and attractiveness.

Read Article ... Published on 31st July, 2013

Barnet Council invests in the borough's children and youngsters

Barnet Council invests in the borough's children and youngsters

Families and children in Barnet will receive more support thanks to council funding. A range of services will now be made available for children from birth to 19, including help for families with disabled members.

Read Article ... Published on 30th July, 2013

New shop fronts for Archway boost business

New shop fronts for Archway boost business

Islington's latest regeneration project has seen the shops and businesses located in Archway revamped. The £2 million project was funded by Islington Council and has helped 18 shop fronts receive modern new looks that could help improve business as the summer begins.

Read Article ... Published on 26th July, 2013

Kennington: Rich history and small town charm

Kennington: Rich history and small town charm

Kennington is an idyllic residential area set close to the heart of the city of London. It is known for having large areas owned by the Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall, as well as for its exquisite Georgian architecture. There are a range of property types available throughout the area, including new-builds, cottages and ex-council homes; offering opportunities for a range of bank account sizes.

Read Article ... Published on 25th July, 2013

House prices throughout London continue to increase

House prices throughout London continue to increase

Once again the price of buying a home in London has increased, with many arguing that a price bubble is already present when compared with the rest of the UK; especially when it comes to 'luxury' postcodes. With a £10,000 increase in the purchase price of a London house during a single month, it would seem that the best option for those wishing to live in the capital is renting.

Read Article ... Published on 24th July, 2013

Redbridge to improve air quality with Clean Air grant

Redbridge to improve air quality with Clean Air grant

Redbridge is all set to install measures to help improve the air quality of the borough thanks to funding from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The borough has secured £100,000 from the Clean Air Fund, which has been set up as part of the Air Quality Strategy.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd July, 2013

Thousands of new school places to be made available in Harrow

Thousands of new school places to be made available in Harrow

Almost 3,000 new school places will be available in Harrow by 2015 now that the council has secured the amount of funding needed. The 2,836 places will be spread across 15 schools throughout the borough and will be paid for by the Department for Education.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd July, 2013

Wandsworth welcomes breastfeeding

Wandsworth welcomes breastfeeding

Wandsworth has launched a new scheme to help mums throughout the borough. Businesses, such as restaurants and cafes, will now advertise whether they are 'breastfeeding friendly' in a bid to allow more mums to feel able to breastfeed their children in public. The scheme also hopes to encourage women to breastfeed for longer in order to improve their children's health.

Read Article ... Published on 19th July, 2013

Finsbury: London's new 'in' place to live

Finsbury: London's new 'in' place to live

Finsbury is fast becoming a desirable place to live in London. Whilst the area's old reputation may not have been overly positive, it is now becoming one of the hottest places to live in London. Located right in the middle of Crouch End and Islington, the mostly residential area has had an influx of people wishing to live in the convenient location.

Read Article ... Published on 17th July, 2013

London rental prices have decreased since 2012

London rental prices have decreased since 2012

As the price of property in London increases, making it more difficult for people to find homes to buy within their price range, rental prices have decreased. The cost of residential rents throughout London has fallen since the middle of 2012. The latest rental index has shown a ten per cent decline, year-on-year, of rent prices in the capital, whilst rents in the south-east have increased.

Read Article ... Published on 16th July, 2013

Waterloo: More than a train station

Waterloo: More than a train station

When most people think of Waterloo, the first place that comes to mind is the train station, which is one of the most popular stops for commuters throughout London. Although the station is known for being jam-packed with people - especially at the beginning and end of the working day - the area itself has a much calmer feel.

Read Article ... Published on 15th July, 2013

Ealing Council boosts cycling with pop-up shop

Ealing Council boosts cycling with pop-up shop

Ealing Council is encouraging more people to get healthy this summer and cycle, with a new pop-up bike shop. The temporary shop will be open this weekend and through the rest of the summer. The council has teamed up with London Bike Hub to deliver this new project.

Read Article ... Published on 11th July, 2013

Bromley North Village is all set to begin a new improvement scheme

Bromley North Village is all set to begin a new improvement scheme

Improvements throughout Bromley's public areas and streets are set to begin by the end of July. The Bromley North Village public realm scheme will be making £5.2 million worth of improvements to the town in a bid to improve the local economy.

Read Article ... Published on 10th July, 2013

Complaints about London landlords rise as housing demand increases

Complaints about London landlords rise as housing demand increases

A new report has suggested that more needs to be done to stop landlords throughout London from treating tenants unfairly. The report, 'Rent Reform: Making London's Private Rented Sector Fit for Purpose', makes several recommendations on ways to reduce the number of tenant and landlord complaints in relation to London properties. It could also be said to highlight the importance of utilising an estate agent when considering properties to rent in London.

Read Article ... Published on 9th July, 2013

Earls Court to receive massive revamp and economy boost

Earls Court to receive massive revamp and economy boost

Plans for a 77 acres redevelopment of Earls Court and West Kensington have been approved by Boris Johnson. The new redevelopment aims to create 7,500 new high-end homes arranged in four 'villages' along with other improvements throughout a 20-year period.

Read Article ... Published on 4th July, 2013

New housing development could bring jobs to Peckham area

New housing development could bring jobs to Peckham area

Southwark Council have approved plans for a new housing development. The Notting Hill Housing Association development will see the building of over 100 affordable homes in Peckham; helping to rejuvenate the area.

Read Article ... Published on 5th July, 2013

London housing market hits high demand, could renting be the answer?

London housing market hits high demand, could renting be the answer?

The housing market throughout the UK experienced a positive growth in June, with house prices increasing to the highest rate seen since before the recession hit in 2007. The most positive increases have been seen throughout London with properties staying on the market for an average of 4.1 weeks.

Read Article ... Published on 1st July, 2013

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