London Rental Property News for Kensington & Chelsea

Flats in Kensington & Chelsea in high demand

Flats in Kensington & Chelsea in high demand

New research has helped to uncover some of the most popular areas in London. Notting Hill, Kensington & Chelsea, and Holland were named as the three most desirable places to live in the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd July, 2014

Earl's Court redevelopment gets the green light

Earl's Court redevelopment gets the green light

Earl's Court is set to undergo an overhaul after new proposals to revamp the area were recently approved.

Read Article ... Published on 28th April, 2014

London rental gap ?widening'

London rental gap ?widening'

Move with Us Rental has released figures that suggest there is now a £4,411 gap in asking rents across London.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd January, 2014

Earls Court to get £8 billion facelift

Earls Court to get £8 billion facelift

An £8 billion regeneration scheme is set to take place in Earls Court, it has been announced.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2013

Kensington launch new fund for volunteer organisations

Kensington launch new fund for volunteer organisations

A new fund is being opened in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that is designed to provide opportunities for community and volunteer groups. The annual fund is being organised as part of the boroughs Corporate Services Grants programme and will help local groups that aim to improve the lives of residents.

Read Article ... Published on 6th August, 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

Earls Court: Grown out of its backpacking phase

Earls Court: Grown out of its backpacking phase

Earls Court has received a bit of an upmarket facelift in recent years, changing from the domain of the backpacker into an altogether tidier area. It is now one of London's up and coming places to live and visit, drawing a large number of people in with its range of attractions, some good restaurants and shops.

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

Kensington: A shopping destination with history

Kensington: A shopping destination with history

London, as a whole, is generally seen as a desirable place to live or visit, but certain areas have an almost cult appeal. Kensington is definitely one of those places, providing a variety of things to do outside of the city centre.

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

Holland Park: Absolutely Fabulous living

Holland Park: Absolutely Fabulous living

If you prefer rural living with all its trees and lakes to London's urban 24-hour lightshow, then you're unlikely to be pleased with much of what the capital has to offer. However, for those wishing easy access to the centre of town and a quieter lifestyle, there is Holland Park. 

Read Article ... Published on 7th May, 2013

West Kensington: Party in West London

West Kensington: Party in West London

If there's one area in London that's becoming synonymous with the word 'party', it's West Kensington. The district has benefited extraordinarily well from the Olympics and is populated by a vibrant crowd of young professionals. This is now so much the case that the plethora of snazzy bars and clubs in the area - as well as the housing market itself - is increasingly starting to cater for this trendy new crowd. Read on to find out if living in West Kensington is really for you.

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

Chelsea: Fabulously fashionable

Chelsea: Fabulously fashionable

When it comes to prestigious living in the centre of London, it doesn't get much better than Chelsea. The area has a reputation for attracting the likes of Patsy and Eddie of Absolutely Fabulous, and while it's not the most expensive area in London - that's a title reserved for Mayfair - the majority of properties still have a very hefty price tag.

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

Kensington, Chelsea to get housing reforms

Kensington, Chelsea to get housing reforms

A series of dramatic housing reforms set to take effect in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea will prioritise the vulnerable and those with genuine connections to the local area, the council has announced.

Read Article ... Published on 20th March, 2013

Earl's Court: Residing in Earl's Court

Earl's Court: Residing in Earl's Court

It only takes one walk down Fulham Road, humming with traffic and bustling with people, to see the attraction of living in Earl's Court. The street, packed with some of the most unique-looking houses in London, is an utter delight, by itself providing more than enough of a reason to want to live here.

Read Article ... Published on 12th March, 2013

Notting Hill: A cosmopolitan paradise

Notting Hill: A cosmopolitan paradise

When it comes to living in London, few areas are more desirable than Notting Hill. Subject of the critically-acclaimed 1999 film, the area has witnessed a dramatic surge of interest from residents over the last few years, with people clamouring to live in such an artistic, vibrant community.

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

Earl's Court redevelopment plans approved

Earl's Court redevelopment plans approved

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has given its backing to plans for the redevelopment of the Earls Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area.

Read Article ... Published on 26th November, 2012

Academy and leisure centre given the go ahead in North Kensington

Academy and leisure centre given the go ahead in North Kensington

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has given the green light to plans for a new academy and leisure centre in North Kensington.

Read Article ... Published on 30th September, 2012

Kensington and Chelsea 'only London borough not to experience population growth'

Kensington and Chelsea 'only London borough not to experience population growth'

It has always been an attractive borough for wealthy young professionals and affluent families, but the appeal of property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea could grow even further now that new figures have shown it is the only part of the London that hasn't seen an increase in its population.

Read Article ... Published on 17th August, 2012

London house prices up 15.7% since 2007

London house prices up 15.7% since 2007

House prices across London have soared by 15.7 per cent over the course of the last five years, new research has shown.

Read Article ... Published on 19th June, 2012

Kensington and Chelsea gets dog ownership accolade

Kensington and Chelsea gets dog ownership accolade

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been handed the Local Authority Champion Award at the 2012 Dogs Trust Honours awards for its commitment to encouraging responsible dog ownership.

Read Article ... Published on 29th May, 2012

Shepherds Bush Market to be regenerated

Shepherds Bush Market to be regenerated

The Shepherds Bush Market regeneration scheme has been given the green light.

Read Article ... Published on 29th May, 2012

CityRead initiative coming to Kensington

CityRead initiative coming to Kensington

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is taking part in the CityRead initiative.

Read Article ... Published on 27th March, 2012

Chelsea introduces new two-way cycling scheme

Chelsea introduces new two-way cycling scheme

Cyclists occupying flats to rent in Chelsea will see a new two-way cycling scheme introduced for selected one-way streets across the local area.

Read Article ... Published on 24th February, 2012

South Kensington's revamped Exhibition Road officially opens

South Kensington's revamped Exhibition Road officially opens

Demand for flats to rent in South Kensington could be set to rise following the official opening of the revamped and redeveloped Exhibition Road area.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd February, 2012

Free wi-fi to be introduced across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

Free wi-fi to be introduced across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

People occupying flats to rent in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster will soon have access to free wi-fi across the region thanks to a landmark deal with communications company O2.

Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2012

Kensington and Chelsea to provide Christmas tree recycling services

Kensington and Chelsea to provide Christmas tree recycling services

Residents of flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea are to be helped out by the local council with the recycling of their Christmas trees.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd January, 2012

Kensington and Chelsea libraries to host public events

Kensington and Chelsea libraries to host public events

Families living in flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea over the coming months will be able to experience a range of entertainment events at their local libraries.

Read Article ... Published on 20th December, 2011

South Kensington streetscape project reaches completion

South Kensington streetscape project reaches completion

People living in flats to rent in South Kensington will be waking up to an impressive new streetscape following the completion of a three-year construction project.

Read Article ... Published on 12th December, 2011

West Kensington residents to help shape local developments

West Kensington residents to help shape local developments

Occupants of flats to rent in West Kensington are being called upon to offer opinions on future plans to develop the local area.

Read Article ... Published on 14th November, 2011

Chelsea: An affluent area near museums and green spaces

Chelsea: An affluent area near museums and green spaces

Located in west London in the postcode district SW3, Chelsea is in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea and bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Read Article ... Published on 13th June, 2011

Kensington and Chelsea park given safety award

Kensington and Chelsea park given safety award

St Luke's Gardens has been given a Silver Award for safety, people living in property to rent in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea may be interested to learn.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd March, 2011

Property to rent in London 'still required as mortgages remain restricted'

Property to rent in London 'still required as mortgages remain restricted'

Property to rent in London, especially in prestigious boroughs such as Kensington, could continue to be in demand by Britons who cannot afford a mortgage for houses in the area.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2011

"Second steppers" may be impacted upon by FTB struggles

"Second steppers" may be impacted upon by FTB struggles

Chelsea could be an ideal location for first-time buyers (FTBs) to purchase their first property because of its favoured postcode.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2011

Kensington academy and leisure centre consultation opens

Kensington academy and leisure centre consultation opens

A new academy and leisure centre could soon be improving the appeal of property to rent in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2011

Flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may appeal as borough tops GCSE tables

Flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may appeal as borough tops GCSE tables

Those looking for property to rent in London and have children may be keen on Kensington and Chelsea after the borough was shown to have the best GCSE results in the country by local authority average.

Read Article ... Published on 14th January, 2011

Research may increase interest in property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea

Research may increase interest in property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea

Individuals may be swayed to explore flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea by the results of a new survey showing life expectancy in the London borough is the highest in the UK.

Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2010

Flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may be popular as buying gets harder

Flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may be popular as buying gets harder

Those looking for property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may be more certain it is a better prospect than trying to buy after the release of the latest data showing how expensive it is to purchase a home in the borough.

Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2010

Market displays could be viewed by people in flats to rent in Kensington & Chelsea

Market displays could be viewed by people in flats to rent in Kensington & Chelsea

The markets in Portobello and Golborne may be visited by tenants living in flats to rent in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea after they were decorated with Christmas lights.

Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2010

Slowing London property market 'may make flats to rent appealing'

Slowing London property market 'may make flats to rent appealing'

Flats to rent in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea could be more attractive to those searching for a home, as one expert claims the property market will "struggle for some time".

Read Article ... Published on 20th September, 2010

Flats to rent in Kensington & Chelsea 'not subject to property fluctuations'

Flats to rent in Kensington & Chelsea 'not subject to property fluctuations'

Flats to rent in the London borough of Kensington & Chelsea may be appealing to people who want to avoid the unstable property market.

Read Article ... Published on 16th August, 2010

Flats to rent in London 'can still be eco-friendly'

Flats to rent in London 'can still be eco-friendly'

Eco-conscious Brits looking at flats to rent in the London borough of Kensington & Chelsea are still able to put their green stamp on the property, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 11th August, 2010

Green areas near flats to rent in London?

Green areas near flats to rent in London?

Aspiring gardeners looking for flats to rent in the London borough of Kensington & Chelsea could be in good company.

Read Article ... Published on 6th August, 2010

More flats to rent in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea?

More flats to rent in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea?

People who are looking for flats to rent in London may be interested to hear that 15 new luxury apartments are being constructed in Chelsea.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd August, 2010

Flats to rent in London 'may save money'

Flats to rent in London 'may save money'

If homeowners in the UK are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments, looking at flats to rent in London could be a way of saving some cash.

Read Article ... Published on 24th June, 2010

Topshop unveils new flagship store in Knightsbridge

Topshop unveils new flagship store in Knightsbridge

High street fashion retailer Topshop has opened a new flagship store in the heart of London's Knightsbridge area.

Read Article ... Published on 21st May, 2010

Cheap mortgage 'available to buyers with big deposits'

Cheap mortgage 'available to buyers with big deposits'

First-time buyers are learning that the cheapest mortgage deals on offer today can only be achieved with a large deposit, according to one broker.

Read Article ... Published on 30th April, 2010

Chelsea barracks plans unveiled

Chelsea barracks plans unveiled

The owners of the Chelsea barracks site have unveiled a "masterplan concept" to for its redevelopment.

Read Article ... Published on 21st April, 2010

Renting is an aspiration, says minister

Renting is an aspiration, says minister

A government has claimed "well-off" people living in London and the south-east should be aspiring to living in a rented home rather than buying their own.

Read Article ... Published on 17th March, 2010

Is first-time buyer market losing out?

Is first-time buyer market losing out?

The middle to high end of the property market is currently doing better than the first-time buyer market, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 12th March, 2010

Should Brits forget homeownership until their 30s?

Should Brits forget homeownership until their 30s?

Owning their own home could be becoming an increasing pipedream for many people in the UK, with one sector commentator warning Britons may not be able to climb on to the first rung of the property ladder until they are in their 30s.

Read Article ... Published on 10th March, 2010

How tenants can avoid frozen pipes

How tenants can avoid frozen pipes

Spring appears to finally be settling in, which may be welcome news to Londoners fed up with what has proven to be the coldest winter in the UK in some 30 years.

Read Article ... Published on 9th March, 2010

Green proposals for rented homes 'welcomed'

Green proposals for rented homes 'welcomed'

People looking to rent their home may be concerned that they have little choice when it comes to environmental issues, but this could all be about to change following a recent government announcement.

Read Article ... Published on 4th March, 2010

Brits 'adopt Euro lifestyles'

Brits 'adopt Euro lifestyles'

When it comes to how and where they choose to live, Britons are becoming increasingly European in their thinking, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 4th March, 2010

'Restrict mortgages' on inefficient homes

'Restrict mortgages' on inefficient homes

People looking to buy a property which is not energy efficient enough to help the UK reach its carbon emissions reduction commitment should not be able to obtain a mortgage unless they carry out green improvements, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2010

House prices 'falling'

House prices 'falling'

This month has seen UK house prices fall in value by around one per cent, as people put plans to move on the backburner as a result of the freezing temperatures and snowy conditions, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2010

Renting Britons 'cannot afford to buy'

Renting Britons 'cannot afford to buy'

As house prices continue to rise and securing a mortgage remains an expensive process, more Britons living in rented accommodation are finding they cannot afford to buy their own home.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd February, 2010

High inflation 'could be damaging to savers'

High inflation 'could be damaging to savers'

Historically low interest rates coupled with rising inflation is depleting the cash of Britain's savers, resulting in many people being left with less money than when they began, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd February, 2010

Property buyers 'show resistance for rising prices'

Property buyers 'show resistance for rising prices'

The price of the average home on the property market increased by 3.2 per cent this month, according to new figures.

Read Article ... Published on 17th February, 2010

Would Brits be broke if food rose with house prices?

Would Brits be broke if food rose with house prices?

With house prices showing signs of increasing again, consumers may wish to be thankful the cost of their essential household shopping bills has not risen at the same pace.

Read Article ... Published on 16th February, 2010

Could tenants benefit from boiler scrappage growth?

Could tenants benefit from boiler scrappage growth?

The boiler scrappage scheme currently in force in the UK should be extended to allow more households to take part, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 16th February, 2010

'More new properties' likely to enter rental sector

'More new properties' likely to enter rental sector

More properties are likely to become available for private rent, while more landlords could also enter the market as the housing industry improves, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 11th February, 2010

Tenants to give feedback on landlords

Tenants to give feedback on landlords

Feedback on the UK's worst and best landlords may help tenants to make a decision when looking for flats to rent in Kensington or another part of London.

Read Article ... Published on 8th February, 2010

'Huge demand' for debt advice

'Huge demand' for debt advice

There has been "huge" demand for debt advice in the UK, one sector commentator has claimed, which may be as a result of the recent recession and credit crunch prompting people to reign in their spending.

Read Article ... Published on 8th February, 2010

Brits to face 'biggest-ever energy bills'

Brits to face 'biggest-ever energy bills'

This winter the UK experienced its coldest weather in some 30 years and the energy bills covering this period are likely to reflect that in price.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd February, 2010

Housing recovery 'set to slow'

Housing recovery 'set to slow'

As the UK emerges from recession, the rate of recovery experienced in the housing market since its crash a few years ago is set to slow over the coming months, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd February, 2010

First-time buyers 'still face financial hurdles'

First-time buyers 'still face financial hurdles'

While low mortgage rates are likely to be welcomed by first-time buyers, one sector commentator has warned them to prepare to face other financial hurdles on their journey to becoming homeowners.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2010

House prices rises 'not sustainable'

House prices rises 'not sustainable'

Over the last ten years, UK property prices have risen significantly, but this trend is unsustainable, according to one sector commentator.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2010

Renting 'not housing's ugly sister'

Renting 'not housing's ugly sister'

Britons may be adopting a more European style mindset as the number of people choosing to rent a property, rather than take on a mortgage in order to fund buying a home, increases.

Read Article ... Published on 25th January, 2010

Many Brits 'still find mortgages unaffordable'

Many Brits 'still find mortgages unaffordable'

As the recession rumbles on, many Britons are finding that mortgages are unaffordable to them, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd January, 2010

Could switching insurers mean better deal?

Could switching insurers mean better deal?

While Britons who rent their home may find any buildings insurance is covered by their landlord, they could still wish to secure contents protection, to ensure their own belongings are covered in the event of them being damaged or stolen.

Read Article ... Published on 21st January, 2010

Low interest rates 'will make no difference to first-timers'

Low interest rates 'will make no difference to first-timers'

The current low mortgage interest rates being seen in the UK will not make much of a difference to first-time buyers, one sector commentator has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 18th January, 2010

Debt burden for first-time buyers 'lower'

Debt burden for first-time buyers 'lower'

The debt burden on first-time buyers decreased during November, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 15th January, 2010

Property prices 'rising slowly'

Property prices 'rising slowly'

UK property prices are continuing to rise, albeit at a slower pace than seen in recent months, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2010

Tenants 'should keep homes secure'

Tenants 'should keep homes secure'

People who leave their homes unoccupied for extended periods of time may unknowingly be invalidating their insurance, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2010

'Times still tough' for first-time buyers

'Times still tough' for first-time buyers

This year could still be difficult for first-time buyers when it comes to taking their first steps on to the property ladder, it has been reported.

Read Article ... Published on 7th January, 2010

House prices 'continue to climb'

House prices 'continue to climb'

For the sixth consecutive month, UK property prices have shown signs of growth, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 7th January, 2010

London 'sees strongest house price growth'

London 'sees strongest house price growth'

Property prices in London demonstrated the strongest levels of growth in the whole on the UK during the final financial quarter of last year, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 4th January, 2010

'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

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

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

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

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

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

Does London property present a good opportunity?

Does London property present a good opportunity?

The reduced asking prices of prime central London properties mean that buyers have the opportunity of "a generation", one sector commentator has claimed, although with unemployment continuing to rise and the stamp duty holiday set to end, people may feel it is still safer to rent.

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

Divorce case wife renting London property

Divorce case wife renting London property

As one of the most expensive UK divorce battles continues, one woman has been forced to downgrade from the property she previously rented in London.

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

Are tenants now safer from CO poisoning?

Are tenants now safer from CO poisoning?

New gas safety responsibilities being placed on landlords may have helped to contribute to the decline in the number of fatalities occurring in the UK as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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

Stamp duty holiday 'a desperate failure'

Stamp duty holiday 'a desperate failure'

The stamp duty holiday on properties worth up to £175,000 has helped only around a quarter of the amount of buyers that the government estimated, it has been revealed.

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

Will house prices remain stable?

Will house prices remain stable?

A monthly house price index by FindaProperty.com has revealed that the asking price for properties has fallen by 0.5 per cent since October.

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

Stamp duty 'preventing housing recovery'

Stamp duty 'preventing housing recovery'

In its current form, stamp duty is halting the recovery process of the UK property market, one sector commentator has claimed.

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

Could tenants pay more for not being green?

Could tenants pay more for not being green?

In order to help the UK meet its carbon emissions reduction targets by 2020, Britons should be given a carbon allowance, it has been proposed.

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

Can tenants save money with new lighting?

Can tenants save money with new lighting?

While Britons may be being urged to become more energy efficient, people renting may be wondering how they can make changes when it is their landlord's responsibility to choose and purchase heating and other household products.

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

Maths teacher 'offers renting tips'

Maths teacher 'offers renting tips'

A video featuring a maths teacher giving tips on splitting rent and restaurant bills has proved a hit on YouTube, it is reported.

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

NLA offers tips to renting politicians

NLA offers tips to renting politicians

After claiming expenses for services which included everything from gardening to moat cleaning, a review in to the expense claims of MPs is set to be published by Sir Christopher Kelly.

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

UK lodgers 'increasing'

UK lodgers 'increasing'

Since 2006, the number of lodgers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent, new figures have revealed.

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

London waste 'could power millions of homes'

London waste 'could power millions of homes'

Two million homes could be powered, while 625,000 households could have heat from the 22 million tonnes of waste which are produced in the capital, it has been claimed.

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

Parents 'look to fund children's property purchases'

Parents 'look to fund children's property purchases'

More than two-thirds of parents who have grown-up children believe that now is a good time for their offspring to purchase a first home, while a quarter plan to use their own savings in order to fund such a purchase.

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

London property prices 'increasing'

London property prices 'increasing'

The average asking price for a prime London property has increased at its fastest rate for 18 months, new research has revealed.

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

Borrowers 'may be subject to increased checks'

Borrowers 'may be subject to increased checks'

Mortgage lenders will have to carry out more comprehensive credit checks of potential borrowers, under new proposals from the Financial Services Authority.

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

'Important' to become more energy efficient

'Important' to become more energy efficient

Britons who rent property may feel that there is less they can do to increase their energy efficiency as they do not own their home.

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

Being a homeowner 'increasingly unrealistic'

Being a homeowner 'increasingly unrealistic'

Fewer young people are finding that buying a home is a realistic option, as the number of Britons in their twenties choose to rent a property instead, new research has found.

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

James Bond house for rent

James Bond house for rent

Would-be spies and gadget fans may well be impressed to learn that they can now rent James Bond's house, if they have access to £40,000 a week.

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

Credit crunch 'stopping people climbing property ladder'

Credit crunch 'stopping people climbing property ladder'

Fewer people have a desire to climb the property ladder as the economic downturn rumbles on, one TV property expert has claimed.

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

Open plan living 'good for entertaining'

Open plan living 'good for entertaining'

As the credit crunch rumbles on, more people are opting to entertain friends and family members at home, rather than spending money going out to restaurants and bars, it is claimed.

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

Crossrail station could come to Kensington and Chelsea residents

Crossrail station could come to Kensington and Chelsea residents

Britons who are looking for flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea could find that they have the Crossrail right on their doorstep.

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

'Quite difficult' for first-time buyers

'Quite difficult' for first-time buyers

It is "very difficult" for first-time buyers to purchase a new home at the moment, one sector commentator has claimed.

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

Why buy 'with properties to rent?'

Why buy 'with properties to rent?'

Britons are increasingly choosing to rent a home rather than buy one, it has been suggested.

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

Landlords 'need to remember routine maintenance'

Landlords 'need to remember routine maintenance'

People may have chosen property to rent in Kensington as a cheaper alternative to buying a flat or house as property prices in the borough are typically high.

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

What happens when tenants can't meet rent?

What happens when tenants can't meet rent?

With the UK still in the midst of a recession, there may be some Britons who are concerned about their job security and who are wondering how they will pay their rent should they lose their income.

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

Unemployment 'rising in UK'

Unemployment 'rising in UK'

The number of people of working age in paid employment was 72.5 per cent for the three months to July 2009, the Office For National Statistics has announced.

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

Cost of mortgage repayments 'falls'

Cost of mortgage repayments 'falls'

The percentage of disposable income that a family spends on repaying a mortgage has fallen by 40 per cent in under two years, a new survey has found.

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

Property transactions on the up in London

Property transactions on the up in London

The number of property transactions in the prime London market has increased by 234 per cent in the past year, according to new figures.

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

Zone one bike grid proposed

Zone one bike grid proposed

People looking for property to rent in Kensington may soon be able to cycle to and from their home, following plans for a Zone One BikeGrid.

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

Kensington: Shop 'til you drop

Kensington: Shop 'til you drop

Background

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

Support shown to private rented sector

Support shown to private rented sector

Property to rent in Chelsea, flats to rent in Southwark and letting residences elsewhere in the UK have an important role to play in helping the housing market recover from its current poor state, it would seem.

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

Traffic improvements in Kensington and Chelsea

Traffic improvements in Kensington and Chelsea

Changes to the transport infrastructure in Kensington and Chelsea are being implemented this week.

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

Renting property 'a lifestyle choice'

Renting property 'a lifestyle choice'

Living in rented residences such as flats to rent in Fulham and property to rent in Kensington should be seen as "an alternative lifestyle choice" to getting tied up by purchasing bricks and mortar, it has been suggested.

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

Plans signed off for Kensington & Chelsea road refurbishment

Plans signed off for Kensington & Chelsea road refurbishment

People living in property to rent in Kensington & Chelsea are set to benefit from a new initiative which will see the part-pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road.

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

"Keenly-priced" property to rent in Kensington

"Keenly-priced" property to rent in Kensington

People looking for property to rent in Kensington may find some "keenly-priced" options as many part-time City workers are looking to let out their "crash pads", according to property consultants Cluttons.

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

Kensington and Chelsea residents 'boast longest life expectancy'

Kensington and Chelsea residents 'boast longest life expectancy'

People living in the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea can expect to live longer than the national average life expectancy, new research has revealed.

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

NHPAU: Nine in ten young people can't afford property

NHPAU: Nine in ten young people can't afford property

New research suggests that nine in ten young people cannot afford to buy the average first-time buyer property.

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

Mayor focuses on property in London

Mayor focuses on property in London

All new homes built in London, including property to rent in Blackheath and flats to rent in Notting Hill, should address six key areas of design, according to a new guide.

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

Wandsworth music event to draw in the crowds

Wandsworth music event to draw in the crowds

People visiting Battersea Park between Friday July 17th and Sunday July 19th will have the opportunity to see some of the benefits living in Wandsworth can bring.

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

Residents of property in Kensington 'happy'

Residents of property in Kensington 'happy'

People living in flats to rent in Kensington & Chelsea and those residing in other properties in the borough are satisfied with their local area, it would seem.

Read Article ... Published on 1st July, 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

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

Notting Hill: Not just for carnivals

Notting Hill: Not just for carnivals

Background

Read Article ... Published on 23rd 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

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

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

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

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

A new kind of property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea

Property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea is often some of the most sought-after, but now a new type of letting has been judged to be popular in the area.

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

London house prices still too high for key workers

Key public sector workers still find it almost impossible to buy homes in London, despite the fall in house prices over the past year.

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

Kensington and Chelsea to have new cultural corner

A new scheme is being planned that residents of property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea will be able to benefit from.

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

People from property in Kensington and Chelsea have their say

People living in property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea have been given the chance to help shape the future of the royal borough.

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

Property in Kensington and Chelsea 'has value'

An estate agent in London has claimed that buyers are seeing the value of property in Kensington and Chelsea.

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

Mayor reveals strategy to improve quality of life for residents of property in London

A review of the London Plan has been published, with mayor Boris Johnson setting out ways he intends to improve the quality of life for residents of the capital.

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

Mayor reveals strategy to improve quality of life for residents of property in London

A review of the London Plan has been published, with mayor Boris Johnson setting out ways he intends to improve the quality of life for residents of the capital.

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

Cycle hire scheme takes step closer for residents of property in Kensington

A scheme to provide bicycles for hire in London has taken a step closer with the announcement that a sponsor is being sought.

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

Cycle hire scheme takes step closer for residents of property in Kensington

A scheme to provide bicycles for hire in London has taken a step closer with the announcement that a sponsor is being sought.

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

Property in Kensington the safest in England and Wales, study shows

Property in Kensington & Chelsea is safer than any other area in England and Wales, research has revealed.

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

London Olympics 'will boost tourism'

Those working in London's tourism sector are set to receive a significant boost as a result of the 2012 Olympics, it has been noted.

Read Article ... Published on 18th March, 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

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

TfL 'improving the environment'

London residents are benefiting from reduced carbon emissions, Transport for London's (TfL) latest report has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2008

House prices in London predicted to rise by 2010

The cost of buying a house in London is expected to become more expensive towards the end of 2009, one estate agents based in the capital has stated.

Read Article ... Published on 10th December, 2008

Mayor responds to congestion consultation

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that the western extension of the congestion charging zone will be scrapped.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd December, 2008

Kensington and Chelsea home to most expensive street, study finds

The most expensive place to buy a home in England and Wales is in Kensington and Chelsea, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 17th November, 2008

BAA in £230 million Crossrail deal

Crossrail has agreed a £230 million funding deal with the British Airports Authority (BAA) to help develop the service.

Read Article ... Published on 4th November, 2008

Central London prices in record dive

House prices in the prime central London market has nosedived at a record rate, new figures have indicated.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd November, 2008

London borough males live longest

Men and women in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea live the longest of any authority in Britain, new figures have revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 31st October, 2008

New statistics show most London boroughs in house price fall

The latest Land Registry figures have revealed that 30 of London's boroughs have seen a fall in house prices in the last month.

Read Article ... Published on 28th October, 2008

Mortgage lending falls again

Mortgage lending was down again in September, new figures have revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 20th October, 2008

Affordable home target unlikely, says expert panel

The London Assembly has heard that the mayor's target of building 50,000 affordable new homes by 2011 is likely to be "extremely challenging" if not impossible.

Read Article ... Published on 13th October, 2008

Well-located London properties over £18,000 more expensive, research shows

In news that may interest those weighing up whether to rent or buy in London, new research has indicated that favourably-located properties in the capital attract a substantial price premium.

Read Article ... Published on 10th October, 2008

Consultation may see C-charge western extension scrapped

A consultation set up by London mayor Boris Johnson may lead to the scrapping of the westward extension area of the congestion charging zone.

Read Article ... Published on 6th October, 2008

Museum area set for enhancement

The museums area of Kensington is set to see a major enhancement after a £30 million scheme was given the green light.

Read Article ... Published on 29th September, 2008

London boroughs face population surge

The population of London has increased substantially faster than the rest of the country over the past decade, it has been stated.

Read Article ... Published on 29th September, 2008

London house prices plummet

House prices in London have continued to drop, new figures have revealed today.

Read Article ... Published on 26th September, 2008

Luxury London mansion is repossessed

A luxury west London home has been repossessed by the bank, losing its wealthy owner over £10 million.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd September, 2008

Mortgage competition 'to get worse' after merger

The acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB is bad news for consumers seeking to purchase property, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 18th September, 2008

Londoners prefer Zone 2, says survey

A survey on living in London found that the most popular part of London to live in would be zone 2.

Read Article ... Published on 17th September, 2008

First-time buyers 'relying on parents'

Young first-time buyers are increasingly turning to their parents for help to deal with the affordability problems they face, new research has indicated.

Read Article ... Published on 16th September, 2008

London rents falling

The cost of renting property in London has begun to fall as a number of new rental properties enter the market.

Read Article ... Published on 20th August, 2008

London house prices 'out of reach'

Despite the downturn in the economic climate, house prices in London are still rising, making it impossible for first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder.

Read Article ... Published on 11th August, 2008

Kensington and Chelsea parks get Green Flag

Popular parks in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award.

Read Article ... Published on 6th August, 2008

London braced for 10% house price falls

The capital should prepare itself for ten per cent house price falls before the market bottoms out, one leading estate agent has warned.

Read Article ... Published on 12th June, 2008

London property sales slide 35%

New research by Hamptons International has revealed that the rate at which property for sale in London is going under the hammer has fallen by over a third.

Read Article ... Published on 2nd June, 2008

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