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Renting with fireworks

By rentonomy on October 29, 2014

For the next two weeks London will put on some breathtaking firework displays. In this infographic we list the areas with the best displays along with some info if you’re thinking of renting there. We’ve also included a “rocket rating” which shows how great the display will be and how good that area is for…

The best primary schools near which to rent in London

By rentonomy on September 23, 2014

The word on the street (well in the gossip magazines) is that Kate Middleton will give birth to royal baby number two in April. That means it’s time to revisit our analysis finding the best primary schools near which to rent in London. Our analysis this time looks at which boroughs have the most top…

With the Referendum on Independence taking place on Thursday we have taken a look at where Scottish people rent in London and what their choice of London area might say about their views on independence. At Rentonomy.com, we help our lovely users find the perfect area to rent in London using our famous Where Should…

The Rentonomy World Cup!

By rentonomy on June 11, 2014

London is home to all different backgrounds and nationalities so if you’re not lucky enough to be jetting off to Brazil for the World Cup fear not! Simply check out the areas home to the most people of the nationalities competing, to soak up the great atmosphere. Our World Cup infographic not only shows you…

The Rentonomy guide to the London Marathon

By rentonomy on April 9, 2014

We’re really looking forward to the 2014 London Marathon this weekend so we’re celebrating the only way we know how – with a rental map of the route!

In the last month Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine on the basis that there were lots of Russians in it. As of the last UK census in 2011, there were 37,000 London residents born in Russia, equivalent to the population of Maida Vale (W9). If Uncle Putin decides to annex areas of London based on…

Will the budget cause a buy-to-let boom?

By rentonomy on March 26, 2014

When I first heard about the changes to the pension system in this years’ budget, my immediate thought was “this might put downward pressure on rents in London”. My logic was like so; people can now do what they want with their pension pot and instead of buying an annuity, they might get a buy-to-let…

What has changed? As part of the Autumn Statement the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that from April 2014 more Capital Gains Tax (CGT) will be payable when owners sell rental property which they once lived in. Up until now the last three years of capital growth of the property was not taxed, but this is…

London Rents vs. London House Prices

By rentonomy on September 3, 2013

Rents are currently at an all-time high in London. In this week’s article we want to give you a little history lesson about how we got here. Before we start it’s important to note that we’ve plotted the data in the chart above on different axes. There is generally less volatility in the rental market…

Mapping the renting boom in London

By rentonomy on August 27, 2013

In the last ten years the proportion of the housing stock in the private rented sector (PRS) in London has grown by almost 8%, equal to 300,000 households. It has grown across all of the UK but nowhere has the growth been stronger than in London (as shown in the bar chart below). We wanted…