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With the election just days away, we thought we’d look at how rents vary across London according to each area’s political colour. We simply looked at all the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat areas and calculated the average 2 bed rent and how much it had changed in the last two years. The first thing…

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Where to live in London

By rentonomy on April 24, 2015

Ever wondered if there’s a better place for you to live in London? When it comes to finding the best place to live in London, you’re basically on your own – or you have been up until now. While agents will help find you the perfect pad, you have to know which particular branch to…

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The hottest areas in London right now

By rentonomy on April 13, 2015

In this first of a series of quarterly articles, we look at which areas of London are the hottest. As you can see from the map, the popularity of the majority of London areas didn’t fluctuate much in the last quarter. However the clear pattern is that all the biggest movers and shakers are in…

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Budget 2015: what it means for renting in London

By rentonomy on March 19, 2015

On the whole the budget was relatively light on property market related stuff. Still, we think there are three things worth focussing on for anyone interested in renting in London. These are (in increasing importance) buy-to-let ISAs and extended pension freedoms which could reduce demand and increase supply respectively and the extra £900m in taxes…

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I need a new credit card! Who owes what in London?

By rentonomy on January 22, 2015

This is the time of year when people renting in London start searching for telling phrases like “credit card deals” and “balance transfers”. For anyone who went a bit crazy over Christmas, now is when they might start thinking they need a new credit card. We wanted to know if personal debt is spread fairly…

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The Google auto-complete map of London

By rentonomy on January 14, 2015

For this week’s article we’ve typed “why is [London area]…” into Google and for every area of central London to see what Google auto-completes. We then mapped the results for your viewing pleasure. If that doesn’t make you forget about the cold weather, high rents and crippling credit card debt, we don’t know what will….

London Rental Market forecasts 2015

By rentonomy on January 7, 2015

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! It’s set to be a very exciting year both for London and the rental market as a whole with more of us feeling the effects of shifting market dynamics, new transport links and changes in supply. In this article highlight what we think will be the most important…

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Tenure flow in the UK

By rentonomy on December 10, 2014

When looking at the UK property market, it’s often easy to forget that there are any other movements across tenure beyond those going from renting to owning. These figure from the English Housing Survey 2013 show the previous tenure of people in England who have lived in their property for less than 12 months before…

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Alternative Christmas attractions in London

By rentonomy on December 5, 2014

Want to get into the festive spirit in London but don’t want to fight through the crowds to get a luke warm mulled wine at the usual tourist traps (we’re thinking Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park)? Then read our list of top hidden Christmas gems in London, they’ll be sure to give you that festive…

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Planet London

By rentonomy on December 3, 2014

We all know London is full of people from all over the world. For many, that’s one of the best things about the city. The map here, using data from the 2011 UK census shows where the most common countries of birth are for Londoners born outside of the UK. The most common place of…