London Rental Property News for September 2009

Residents in Islington to have a say in how offenders pay them back

Residents in Islington to have a say in how offenders pay them back

People who are looking for flats to rent in Islington could find that they get the chance to have a say in how justice is served in their neighbourhood.

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

Londoners can see flood protection before their eyes

Londoners can see flood protection before their eyes

Individuals on the search for property to rent in London may be relieved to hear that the Environment Agency has announced that residents are welcome to visit the Thames Barrier to see it in action.

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

Coldplay's £1m helps fund new charity centre in Camden

Coldplay's £1m helps fund new charity centre in Camden

People who enjoy living in areas which focus on community and charity work may want to look at flats to rent in Camden, after the area has received backing from a band.

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

Mortgages on the up but doors still closed for many

Mortgages on the up but doors still closed for many

Buying a home in the capital city could be unachievable for some, many of whom may instead decide to instead find property to rent in London.

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

Property to rent in London 'higher in demand'

Property to rent in London 'higher in demand'

The outlook for the residential rental property market has improved for the first time since the recession began, new research has revealed.

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

Tracker mortgage customers may not pay low for long

Tracker mortgage customers may not pay low for long

Lenders are not making enough effort to pass on low interest rates to house buyers, it has been suggested, which could convince some people looking to buy in expensive areas to consider renting instead.

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

'Students demand' luxury property to rent in London

'Students demand' luxury property to rent in London

Some university students are paying £500 a week on property to rent in London, a newspaper has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 28th September, 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

Shoreditch consultancy firm wins top prize

Shoreditch consultancy firm wins top prize

Individuals who are considering looking for property to rent in Shoreditch could find that over the time spent living there, the area undergoes some positive changes.

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

'Free Saturday parking in Islington' before Christmas

'Free Saturday parking in Islington' before Christmas

Traders in Islington have welcomed plans by the council to open up free parking to shoppers on Saturdays, it has been revealed, which could also benefit the friends and relatives who come to visit their loved ones who live in the borough around Christmas time.

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

Taking a lodger 'may affect insurance'

Taking a lodger 'may affect insurance'

Homeowners may risk invalidating their home insurance if they do not inform their insurers they are sub-letting their properties or taking in lodgers, it has been claimed.

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

Britons 'struggle to meet bills'

Britons 'struggle to meet bills'

As many as 12 million Britons - 25 per cent of the population - are struggling to meet their bills each month as the credit crunch rumbles on, a new study has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 24th 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

'More Britons' choosing to rent

'More Britons' choosing to rent

The right to buy property is losing its appeal to social housing tenants, it has been suggested, as more people make the decision to continue renting, rather than buying their home.

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

First-time buyers 'have fewer options'

First-time buyers 'have fewer options'

First-time buyers in the UK are finding that they have fewer mortgage options available to them, as the recession rumbles on, which may mean that renting a property is advisable at this time.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd 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

Dragon 'may not help first-time buyers'

Dragon 'may not help first-time buyers'

Dragon's Den entrepreneur James Caan and Look4Aproperty.com have joined forces to offer a new interest-free property loan, but could this help first-time buyers take their initial steps on the property ladder?

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

Students 'have expensive clutter'

Students 'have expensive clutter'

The average undergraduate student has more than £3,500 of belongings, yet 34 per cent have no home insurance to cover the cost of their possessions should they be lost, stolen or damaged, new research has found.

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

Eltham: A lesson in history in Eltham

Eltham: A lesson in history in Eltham

Background

Read Article ... Published on 21st 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

Rental market 'stabilising'

Rental market 'stabilising'

New research has revealed that the rental market is showing signs of stabilising, it has been reported.

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

First-time buyers 'getting raw deal'

First-time buyers 'getting raw deal'

Despite recent reports that the number of mortgage approvals has increased year-on-year for the first time since early 2007, first-time buyers are still getting a "very raw deal", one sector commentator has claimed.

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

Property expert 'happy to rent'

Property expert 'happy to rent'

House prices are reported to be rising again in the UK, however, a property professional has questioned whether or not these increases will be sustainable.

Read Article ... Published on 17th 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

House prices 'will not return to peak for 5 years'

House prices 'will not return to peak for 5 years'

Property prices are unlikely to return to levels seen in 2007 for at least another five years, one sector commentator has claimed.

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

Cost of mortgage 'obscene'

Cost of mortgage 'obscene'

The cost of interbank borrowing may have fallen to a record low, but mortgage rates for consumers remain "obscene", one commentator has said.

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

Mortgage products 'returning slowly'

Mortgage products 'returning slowly'

The number of mortgage products available on the UK market are slowly increasing, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 15th 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

Conditions 'improving for landlords'

Conditions 'improving for landlords'

Landlords are seeing conditions in the rental sector improve, however, they are being advised to ensure they get insurance to cover them in the event that their tenants are unable to meet the rent.

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

Stamp duty 'unrealistic'

Stamp duty 'unrealistic'

Stamp duty needs to be "readjusted" to a level that will only tax higher earners, one sector commentator has claimed.

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

Government measures too little too late?

Government measures too little too late?

Although the government has "woken up" to the reality that some people are having problems meeting their mortgage payments, it is "too little too late" for some, one sector commentator has suggested.

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

Final year students 'may need help'

Final year students 'may need help'

Students are increasingly feeling under financial pressure as they approach their final year of university, new research has revealed.

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

Tenants should beware illegal gas-fitters

Tenants should beware illegal gas-fitters

People living in rented accommodation may wish to ensure they check that any engineer hired by their landlord to service or repair their gas appliances is legally qualified, following recent news.

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

Property prices rising

Property prices rising

The average price of a property in the UK increased by 0.8 per cent in August, which may suggest that the housing market slump is nearing an end.

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

Renting 'key to flexible working'

Renting 'key to flexible working'

Renting a home has been called "the key" to flexible working, by one writer.

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

Should parents buy children a property?

Should parents buy children a property?

Interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages can be quite high, a writer has recently claimed.

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

Tenants 'should protect their deposits'

Tenants 'should protect their deposits'

People preparing to secure and move into a rented property - particularly young people getting ready to head to university - have been advised to make sure their deposit is protected.

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

Hammersmith: In the heart of the city

Hammersmith: In the heart of the city

Background

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

Tenants 'still in strong position'

Tenants 'still in strong position'

As the property market begins to stabilise again, more of the reluctant landlords created by the recession are finding themselves in a better position in which to sell again, new research has found.

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

Islington gets green boost

Islington gets green boost

People looking for property to rent in Islington may be pleased to hear that the government is awarding it with at least £200,000 to go towards making the Archway area greener and more energy efficient.

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

Students warned of fake landlord

Students warned of fake landlord

Britons should take care to ensure the landlord they are considering renting a property from has the necessary credentials, following one recent case.

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

More young people 'choose to rent'

More young people 'choose to rent'

More young UK professionals are opting to rent a property, rather than buy one, it has been suggested.

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

Young people should be gas safe

Young people should be gas safe

Young people preparing to move into rented accommodation to attend a university course have been urged to ensure they keep their own safety in mind.

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

Affordable mortgages 'may not be answer to property slump'

Affordable mortgages 'may not be answer to property slump'

News that affordable mortgages are coming to the market may not be enough to provide an answer to the ongoing housing market slump, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 4th 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

Spring 2010 could be property kick-start

Spring 2010 could be property kick-start

The UK may be approaching the light at the end of the housing market slump after new figures show that the average house price has increased for the first time in two years.

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

Shoreditch Light Bar will be preserved

Shoreditch Light Bar will be preserved

One of London's most iconic landmarks is set to be preserved, in news which may please people looking for flats to rent in Shoreditch.

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

Hammersmith & Fulham teens celebrate GCSE results

Hammersmith & Fulham teens celebrate GCSE results

Young people in one London borough may have been keen to celebrate recently after receiving their GCSE results.

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

Protection for rental tenants 'paramount'

Protection for rental tenants 'paramount'

Rental tenants - including those looking for flats to rent in Hammersmith & Fulham and other London boroughs - should be offered more in terms of consumer protection, one sector commentator has claimed.

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

Music ceremony heads to Wandsworth

Music ceremony heads to Wandsworth

The Noisettes and Lily Allen will soon be heading to Wandsworth to discover if they have been successful in any of the four categories they have each been nominated for.

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

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