Area Feature

Local authorities across London are drawing up plans to make renting more affordable for residents, it has been revealed.

Camden Council is just one of the organisations that are considering introducing a form of ‘rent control’ to help it manage the cost of private housing in the borough.

This would cap the amount a landlord can charge for a property. The North London council has also commissioned the London School of Economics (LSE) to examine how the authority could help stabilise rent in the private sector.

The council is considering proposals to offer financial incentives to private landlords that agree to cap rent increases in line with inflation.

Julian Fulbrook, Camden’s cabinet member for housing, said this is part of a 'carrot and stick' approach where landlords would potentially be rewarded for cooperating with the scheme, and penalised for refusing to do so.

He added that the council was interested in experimenting with the idea of rent stabilisation in collaboration with private landlords.

One of the proposals it is considering is a scheme whereby private landlords would be offered loans for capital repairs to encourage them to sign up to its rent stabilisation scheme.

The LSE report is set to be published in the autumn and will examine ways to encourage landlords to offer longer-term lets to give families and older tenants more security in the private sector.

However, Camden is not the only organisation that is considering introducing this type of initiative.

Similar proposals are being put forward by other local authorities with talks being planned with the umbrella organisation London Councils about Camden’s plans.

Earlier this year, labour leader Ed Miliband said that the party may introduce caps on rent increases and introduce mandatory three-year tenancies in the private sector.

However, not everybody is in favour of the proposals.

Alan Ward, chair of the Residential Landlord Association, said the proposals would lead to fewer rented homes and damage the property sector.


Camden & NW1 Travel guides

Camden Town Car Travel

Central London M25 Gatwick Airport Heathrow Airport
3 miles - 11 mins 13 miles - 24 mins 39 miles - 1h 9 mins 19 miles - 34 mins

Camden Town Train Travel

Nearest Station Zone London Station
Camden Town 2 Stratford

Camden Town Tube Travel

Nearest Station Zone Tube Line No. Stops to Main Station
Camden Town 2 Northern Euston 2

Property To Rent in Camden NW1

£575 per week

A well-presented, recently refurbished 3 double bedroom flat with a spacious reception room, fitted modern kitchen & modern bathroom. Conveniently located within this popular modern development, moments from all amenities of Camden as well as being only a short walk Mornington Crescent & Kings Cross. Benefiting from neutral décor, good light and large communal gardens

Tenant Fees May Apply

3 Bedroom Flat to rent in Barker Drive, Camden, London, NW1

£520 per week

A wonderful 2/3 double bedroom split level conversion with large separate reception room (to be used as the 3rd bedroom), modern fully fitted kitchen, own terrace and bathroom. Offering bright and spacious accommodation with high celling, ample storage and lovely roof top views. Conveniently located on a lovely residential street right by Camden Square moments from all amenities with easy access to Kings Cross, Euston, Islington, Angel, Holborn, The City & West End

Tenant Fees May Apply

3 Bedroom Flat to rent in North Villas, Camden, London, NW1

£815 per week

A bright & spacious 4 double bedroom, 2 bathroom Victorian House with large separate reception room fitted modern kitchen/diner, patio and garden. Benefiting from high ceilings, sash windows, ornamental fireplace & wood floors. Located on a popular residential road moments from all amenities of Camden with easy access to Kings Cross, Angel, Islington, Euston, Holborn, The City & West End

Tenant Fees May Apply

4 Bedroom House to rent in Agar Place, Camden, London, NW1

£510 per week

Just redecorated is this very spacious 3 double bedroom split level flat with a spacious reception room, fitted modern kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms & cloak room. Benefiting from double glazed windows, excellent natural light, high ceilings and wood floors. Conveniently located on this popular high street between Camden & Kentish Town as well as being only a short walk from Chalk Farm. Easy access to Kings Cross, Euston, Holborn, Angel, Islington, The City & West End

Tenant Fees May Apply

3 Bedroom Flat to rent in Kentish Road, Camden, London, NW1

£260 per week

We are pleased to offer a large self-contained studio apartment located within a 1 minute walk of Mornington Crescent tube and 15 seconds walk from Camden's great High Street. The self-contained studio consists of a very large studio room with ample space for a double bed, wardrobe/storage and sitting area. In addition there is a separate modern kitchen diner and a large shower room. The property is set within a large converted Victorian building and the property is very bright due to the large windows it has.

Tenant Fees May Apply

1 Bedroom Flat to rent in Plender Street, Camden, London, NW1

£630 per week

Very modern 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom split level flat with balcony and large roof terrace, a large open plan reception, fitted modern kitchen, ample storage and cloak room. Benefiting from good natural light, wood floors and neutral décor. Located in the heart of Camden from all its amenities within a short walk from Kings Cross & Regents Park. Easy access to Euston, Islington, Angel, The City & West End

Tenant Fees May Apply

3 Bedroom Maisonette to rent in Royal College Street, Camden, London, NW1

£510 per week

Just redecorated is this very spacious 3 double bedroom split level flat with a spacious reception room, fitted modern kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms & cloak room. Benefiting from double glazed windows, excellent natural light, high ceilings and wood floors. Conveniently located on this popular high street between Camden & Kentish Town as well as being only a short walk from Chalk Farm. Easy access to Kings Cross, Euston, Holborn, Angel, Islington, The City & West End

Tenant Fees May Apply

3 Bedroom Flat to rent in Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1

£195 per week

Just redecorated throughout is this very spacious studio flat with separate kitchen and shower room. Offered in good condition with neutral décor and excellent natural light. Located between Camden & Kentish Town with easy access to Kings Cross, Euston, The City & West End

Tenant Fees May Apply

Studio to rent in Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1

£470 per week

A beautifully refurbished two double bedroom apartment situated within this private gated development in the heart of Camden. The property comprises wooden floors throughout, two double bedrooms, a large lounge leading to a private balcony, a semi open plan kitchen and a modern bathroom. The property further benefits a communal gardens, allocated parking on a charming residential road in Camden and tranquil views over the Grand Union Canal.

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Baynes Street, Camden, London, NW1

£825 per week

A beautiful two bedroom apartment in this imposing modern block boasts a stunning and contemporary interior with sleek fixtures and fittings. The property comprises a spacious reception room/kitchen with dining area, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, one additional bedroom, and shower room. Located moments from the shops, bars and restaurants in the heart of Camden, Latitude House is also close to the landscape open spaces of Regent's Park .

Tenant Fees May Apply

2 Bedroom Flat to rent in Oval Road, Camden, London, NW1


Like this?
Share this
Follow Net-Lettings
Facebook Net-Lettings.co.uk Twitter Net-Lettings.co.uk RSS Feed
Follow Estates IT
Facebook Estates IT Twitter Estates IT RSS Feed

Estates IT offering Estate Agents Software. Lettings Agent Software, Rental Software, Property Management Software.
Net-Lettings.co.uk

Net-Lettings.co.uk was one of the first property and agent directory websites on the internet launched in 1996. We still believe in simplicity today. Use this London Lettings Directory for all your rental property needs whether a Tenant or Landlord.

Subscribe to RSS feed, or bookmark us so you do not miss any London News Articles we publish.

London Areas

London is a diverse community of people. There are many areas to choose from we have around 245 that appear on the map and approximately 338 total London areas. Here are just a few of the latest hot areas.

Letting Agents Docklands
Letting Agents Camden
Letting Agents Notting Hill
Letting Agents St John's Wood

Advertising & Sales

This site offers Letting Agents low cost effective advertising of their web site. We are not a Letting Agency but connect you directly Lettings Agents in your required area. Letting Agents see below options available with Net-Lettings. You can contact or follow us below.

Advertise on this site ...
Register with us ...
Need Letting Agent Software?