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Does Black Friday affect the London rental market?

By rentonomy on November 25, 2014

We were interested to note that this month’s Homelet Rental Index proclaimed rents were falling across the country. Our interest was further peaked when we saw their figures for London showed a 3.8% drop on the previous month. As the chart above shows, rents dampen quite markedly in the run up to Christmas every year….

Bayswater – the next property investment hot-spot?

By rentonomy on November 19, 2014

Bayswater, situated on the north (slightly shabbier) side of Hyde Park, has historically never commanded the prices of nearby Kensington, Mayfair or Knightsbridge. Whilst the area had much residential cachet in the Victorian times, decline set in during the mid-20th century with the spread of bedsits, seedy B&Bs and tourist hotels. To this day, the…

Meet Sarah and Alex from Shepherd’s Bush

By rentonomy on September 30, 2014

Sarah and Alex met 6 years ago whilst working for the same firm in the City. Having lived separately in many areas of London including Clapham, Archway and most recently Fulham, they moved into their rented 2 bed, garden flat in Shepherd’s Bushjust over a year ago. Sarah commutes each day to Bank whilst Alex…

Rents along the London Overground

By rentonomy on July 10, 2014

The London Overground has made the commute from less accessible and dare we say more affordable areas of London a damn site easier! That said rent prices vary massively along the line from a (relatively) bargain £196 a week for a 2 bed flat in Barking to a pocket burning £590 a week for a…

London’s top kissing spots!

By rentonomy on July 4, 2014

Sunday 6th July is International Kissing Day – a day that originated in the UK but has now been adopted globally! For the above infographic we sent Sandra from Accounts and Terry from IT out into the capital to find the most romantic spots to share a kiss in London. Why not head to one…

A sneaky peek at Wimbledon

By rentonomy on June 23, 2014

Wimbledon isn’t just about a two week annual tennis tournament. SW19 can make an excellent place to live especially for families and those who enjoy lots of green open spaces and with only a 17 minute trip to Waterloo it’s becoming more and more popular with young commuters. With this in mind we’ve put together…

Before I go any further I must be clear that I am actually advocating the eradication of Old Street tube station. I am not simply luring you in with a catchy headline only to say “of course I’m only joking!”. I’m not. London is in trouble. The all-conquering march of house price inflation is pushing…

A map of London’s linguistic diversity

By rentonomy on May 21, 2014

To celebrate World Day of Cultural Diversity we’ve made a map showing the main languages (other than English) across London. The data, which comes from the 2011 census shows individuals’ main language. We’ve excluded English, which is obviously top in every area in order to visualise the city’s patchwork quilt of linguistic communities. By far…

Meet Pegah from Putney

By rentonomy on May 17, 2014

Pegah moved to Putney just over 4 years ago when she married her husband David and now looks after their 2 year old daughter in a 2 bed riverside flat located by Wandswoth Park. Why did you move to Putney? When I met my husband David he was already living in Putney. I quickly fell…

Meet Nehal from Maida Vale

By rentonomy on May 8, 2014

Nehal lived for 6 years in Nairobi before moving back to the UK and settling in Northwood just outside London on the Hertfordshire boarder. 3 and a half years ago she moved to the capital and settled in Maida Vale in zone 2, where she lives with her husband Tom in a 2 bed Victorian…