London Rental Property News for June 2009

Nationwide: Property prices increase again

Nationwide: Property prices increase again

The price of property in the UK has increased again, according to new data published by Nationwide Building Society.

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

Mayor pledges to make London 'an even better place to live'

Mayor pledges to make London 'an even better place to live'

Tenants living in property to rent in Bexley or flats to rent in Waltham Forest could be among the Londoners to benefit from a new campaign launched by mayor Boris Johnson.

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

Changes made to property to rent in Wandsworth

Changes made to property to rent in Wandsworth

Wandsworth council has shown it is keen to look after the welfare of people living in flats to rent in Wandsworth.

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

Reduced fuel bills for Islington residents?

Reduced fuel bills for Islington residents?

A new initiative could see those living in one borough of north London benefit from cheaper utility bills, it has emerged.

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

Comedy Festival in Greenwich

Comedy Festival in Greenwich

A number of Britain's leading comedians are set to take to the stage in Greenwich later this year, it has emerged.

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

Westminster council leader details future plans

Westminster council leader details future plans

Regeneration and improvement were two of the key issues leader of Westminster city council Colin Barrow discussed during a speech last week at the unveiling of the Marble Arch improvements project.

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

Haringey council reveals plans to tackle fuel poverty

Haringey council reveals plans to tackle fuel poverty

Residents of property to rent in Haringey have been told by their local authority that plans are being put in place to help tackle fuel poverty this winter.

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

Traffic improvements in Hammersmith & Fulham?

Traffic improvements in Hammersmith & Fulham?

Those living in property to rent in Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) could be set to see improvements to the traffic system in the borough.

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

Central London property prices 'to increase'

Central London property prices 'to increase'

House prices in central London are set to increase over the coming months, according to the chief executive at London Central Portfolio, a property firm based in the capital.

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

'Why availability of property to rent is important'

'Why availability of property to rent is important'

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has issued a statement this week revealing a number of reasons why having a strong private rented sector is vitally important to the housing industry as a whole.

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

Kensington brightened up

Kensington brightened up

Residents of property to rent in Kensington could be among the beneficiaries of some expert gardening by the community's schoolchildren.

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

Better roads for tenants of property to rent in Camden

Better roads for tenants of property to rent in Camden

Residents of flats to rent in Camden and other types of property in the borough are set to benefit from a new campaign to improve road conditions.

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

'Enormous demand' for private rented sector

'Enormous demand' for private rented sector

Over the last few years there has been an "enormous demand" for private rented homes in the UK, according to Stuart Law, chief executive of property investment adviser firm Assetz.

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

Shepherds Bush market to expand?

Shepherds Bush market to expand?

Residents of property to rent in Shepherds Bush and other areas of Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) such as Hurlingham and West Kensington could be set to benefit from a larger market in the area.

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

New train link for Hammersmith & Fulham mooted

New train link for Hammersmith & Fulham mooted

Councillor Nick Botterill thinks a new network of high-speed trains - with a major hub at Old Oak in west London - would be a good alternative to building a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

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

Power to residents of property to rent in Camden

Power to residents of property to rent in Camden

People living in property to rent in Camden and other types of residence in the borough have been given the power to help shape the region.

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

More property to rent in Haringey?

More property to rent in Haringey?

Some nine unused properties in Haringey could soon be on the market after the borough's council announced that it will be bringing the empty homes back into use.

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

Notting Hill: Not just for carnivals

Notting Hill: Not just for carnivals

Background

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

Islington: Trendy, busy and a fun place to be

Islington: Trendy, busy and a fun place to be

Background

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

Interest in buy-to-let sector grows

Interest in buy-to-let sector grows

There were almost twice as many Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla) members who reported that more landlords bought property in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the opening three month-period.

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

Renters 'favoured' in recent months

Renters 'favoured' in recent months

It would seem that residents of property to rent in Greenwich and Southwark, as well as people living in other letting residences in London and the UK, have benefited from being in a strong bargaining position in recent months.

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

Property sales markets' frozen'

Property sales markets' frozen'

Property to rent in Hackney and flats to rent in Fulham could be a more attractive option for those looking for a residence in London, it would seem.

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

New estate agent blacklist from the OFT

New estate agent blacklist from the OFT

People looking for flats to buy or property to rent in Islington and other areas of London have a new list they can check to see if the estate agent they want to use has been blacklisted by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

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

Westminster residents get new market

Westminster residents get new market

Westminster city council hopes that then introduction of a new street market will help prompt local people into spending time shopping in the local area.

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

Smart meters in focus

Smart meters in focus

All properties in the UK, including flats to rent in Shoreditch and property to rent in Eltham, will have energy smart meters installed by 2020 if the government meets the targets it has set itself.

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

Camden community could benefit from investment

Camden community could benefit from investment

The introduction of more private housing is one of Camden council's targets if it is to invest heavily in the north London borough.

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

Hammersmith & Fulham council plans school work

Hammersmith & Fulham council plans school work

Hammersmith & Fulham council will move on with its Schools of Choice programme next month when work starts on the building of a new sixth-form block at Lady Margaret School.

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

Buy-to-let property survey published

Buy-to-let property survey published

Smartlandlord.co.uk has published its Buy-to-Let Index for May and it suggested that the average property price in the UK during the month was £696.

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

Hundreds of Kensington residents visit local jobs fair

Hundreds of Kensington residents visit local jobs fair

Tenants in property to rent in Kensington and flats to rent in London regions close by had the chance to enhance their job prospects last week.

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

Events to entertain residents of flats to rent in Tower Hamlets

Events to entertain residents of flats to rent in Tower Hamlets

Tenants of flats to rent in Mile End, Whitechapel and other parts of east London such as Bethnal Green have a number of events to keep them occupied in the coming days.

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

London crime figures reach five-year low

London crime figures reach five-year low

Residents of flats to rent in Lambeth and property to rent in other parts of the capital are safer from bus crime than they have been for five years, it would seem.

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

NHF criticises Ofgem in energy bill debate

NHF criticises Ofgem in energy bill debate

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has suggested that many people in the UK who use pre-payment meters for their utilities have paid too much.

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

Tenants can benefit from new BPF guide

Tenants can benefit from new BPF guide

Tenants of property to rent in Kensington and other parts of London and the UK will be able to benefit from a new guide from the British Property Federation (BPF), it would seem.

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

Austin to oversee private rented sector

Austin to oversee private rented sector

Ian Austin is the MP that will now hold responsibilities for residents of property to rent in Islington and the whole UK private rented sector.

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

Would-be buyers 'opt to rent'

Would-be buyers 'opt to rent'

It has been predicted that around 500,000 would-be first time buyers last year decided to use the private rented sector instead.

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

Landlords 'should be in it for the long term'

Landlords 'should be in it for the long term'

Landlords who join the buy-to-let sector have been told that they should see their investments as a long-term method of making money.

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

Tenant-landlord relationship 'starts early'

Tenant-landlord relationship 'starts early'

Landlords must know what kind of tenants they want to live in their home before buying a buy-to-let investment property.

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

Buy-to-let sector assessed

Buy-to-let sector assessed

The majority of landlords who rent their properties as part of long-term investment plans have done well in recent months, despite the recession, according to an industry expert.

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

Bigger landlord firms 'provide reliable service'

If bigger property rental institutions squeeze out smaller private landlords, tenants of property to rent in Docklands and flats to rent in Eltham - as well as residents of other rented homes across the UK - will receive a more reliable service.

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

Case put forward for private landlords

Many private landlords "look after their tenants really well", according to Stuart Law, the chief executive and founder of property investment adviser group Assetz.

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

FTBs 'continue to struggle'

The problem of first-time buyers (FTBs) trying to get on the property ladder is one of the obstacles the housing industry faces in the coming months, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

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

Demand for rental property 'remains strong'

Whether it is flats to rent in Epping Forest or property to rent in Haringey, it would seem that the lettings sector remains in demand.

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

Council keen to hear views of Kensington & Chelsea residents

Those living in property to rent in Kensington & Chelsea are among the people local councillors want to hear from, it would seem.

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

Resident of Tower Hamlets property wins cash

A resident of property in Tower Hamlets has been awarded £100 - just by paying her council tax.

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

Bank votes for no change on interest rates

Those living in rented property are - like everyone else in the UK - affected by the Bank of England's interest rate decisions.

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

Tenants 'still in strong position'

Rental prices dropped 0.4 per cent in April, according to letting agent Your Move, which means tenants may be able to find cheaper property to rent in London than they could in the previous month.

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

Halifax records highest monthly house price rise in years

House prices showed their highest monthly rise for seven years in May, according to Halifax.

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

'What tenants should expect'

A property website has listed some of the processes anyone renting out a house in the UK should follow - tips that tenants may find noteworthy before signing any agreements.

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

Arla suggests moves to boost private rented sector

Those living in property to rent in Barnet or flats to rent in Tower Hamlets could be among the beneficiaries of landlords being exempt from some forms of property tax, it would seem.

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

Lettings group puts focus on the tenant

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla) has reiterated the importance of looking after tenants of property to rent in London and the UK.

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

London property prices increase again

The latest Land Registry figures suggest it may be better for people to choose property to rent in Merton or flats to rent in Hackney, rather than buy a home.

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

'FTBs face continuing obstacles'

First-time buyers in London and the rest of the UK face "continuing obstacles" when trying to get on the property ladder, it has been suggested.

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

Rented sector sees 'accidental landlord' numbers rise

The rental property market has seen more and more so-called accidental landlords join in recent months, it has been suggested.

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

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