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Post the coronavirus, what is the future of the UK property market? Where are the opportunities likely to be for property investors?
Investor Guide – Barking and Dagenham
Average house prices in Barking and Dagenham are the cheapest of all London boroughs. With the population of the borough forecast to grow by nearly 23% by 2030 and only three new developments currently available for sale, is Barking and Dagenham an area for investors to consider?
Investor Guide – Barnet
More than 60% of residents in Barnet own their own home (with a mortgage or outright), only 15% rent their home from a Housing Authority or the Local Authority and nearly 24% (34,300 homes) are rented from a private landlord. With average rents in Barnet just under the average for London, is Barnet a good choice for investors?
Investor Guide – Bexley
Bexley’s population is forecast to rise by nearly 11% by 2030. House prices in the borough are the seconded lowest of all London borough’s and there are only three apartment led developments currently available for sale. So should investors consider Bexley?
Investor Guide – Brent
House prices in Brent rose by 21% between January 2020 and January 2021 – more than any other London borough. With rents slightly below the London average, are there drivers in place for rents to increase?
Investor Guide – Bromley
With fewer people per square mile than any other London borough, high levels of home ownership but only two developments in the borough where apartments are available for sale, is Bromley a location investors should consider?
Investor Guide – Camden
Property Prices rose by 4.5% between January 2020 and 2021, sales volumes fell by 10% and average rents were above the London average. With plenty of available property, we look at the demographics and economics in the area that will help investors with their research.
Investor Guide – City of London
Despite the pandemic, property prices in the City of London rose by 1%, although transaction volumes fell by 54% on 2019. But with only 3 new developments in the borough with properties for sale, we look at the data that investors need to inform their investment decisions.
Investor Guide – Croydon
Croydon has high levels of home ownership (66% of residents own their property outright or with a mortgage) but 19% also rent their home privately – there are 28,300 private rentals in the borough. House prices in the borough are cheaper than 26 other London boroughs, could Croydon be a god location for investors?
Investor Guide – Ealing
Ealing is diverse with aproximately 46% of residents born outside of the UK and Ireland. More people in the borough rent their home from a private landlord than rent from a social housing landlord or own their property (either outright for with a mortgage). So could this be a good location for investors?
Investor Guide – Enfield
Only 7 London boroughs have averages houses prices lower than the average house price in Enfield. With average rents 12-20% below the London average for rents (depending the size of the property), is Enfield a good location for investors? If you’re an investor thinking of buying, take a look at our report.
Investor Guide – Greenwich
Home to new build developments Kidbrooke Village and Royal Arsenal, Greenwich is a favourite location for offplan, offshore investors. If you’re an investor thinking about buying in Greenwich, our report provides data on the important factors that can underpin your investment decisions, including house prices and achieved rents.
Investor Guide – Hackney
Houses prices rose by 12.5% between January 2020 and January 2021 but at the same time, the volume of transactions has started to fall compared to 2019. If you’re thinking of investing in Hackney our report provides detail to give you an understanding of the local fundamentals that will influence your investment decisions.
Investor Guide – Hammersmith and Fulham
With an average annual income of more than £43,000 p.a. and more than 30% of its residents living in private rented accommodation, Hammersmith and Fulham is a great location to consider purchasing a rental property.
Investor Guide – Haringey
Average house prices in Haringey are the 8th most expensive of the 32 London boroughs, only one other London borough (Brent) saw a higher price percentage increase year on year in January 2021. With over half the households in Haringey living in rented property, should investors be looking at investing in Haringey?
Investor Guide – Harrow
More households rent their property from a private landlord, than rent from a housing association or own their property (either with or without a mortgage) in Harrow. With such a high proportion privately renting, we look at this and other demographic, housing and economic data so that investors can discern if Harrow is good location for their next investment.
Investor Guide – Havering
Of the ten most affordable borough’s in London, prices in Havering increased the most between January 2020 and January 2021. With only 9,700 homes being rented from a private landlord, is Havering a good location for investors?
Investor Guide – Hillingdon
Heathrow airport sits within Hillingdon with fast connections to the centre of London. Average property prices are the 9th cheapest in London and there are 14 new developments in the borough with properties available for sale. Should new build investors be looking at Hillingdon?
Investor Guide – Hounslow
Between September 2019 and September 2020, the number of property transactions in the borough of Hounslow fell by 13%. Only 5 London boroughs saw smaller falls in transaction volumes than Hounslow and four of these were inner London boroughs.
Investor Guide – Islington
Much has been made of the rush of people selling up and moving out of central London. But with property prices increasing in Islington by 7% over the past year, the numbers tell a different story. The borough only has three notable developments will properties available for sale, so what could the opportunities be for investors?
Investor Guide – Kensington and Chelsea
House Prices in Kensington and Chelsea are, on average, the most expensive in the UK. But how do rents compare, what are the average prices of new build developments and what are the economic and demographic fundamentals underpinning the prices of this Royal Borough?
Investor Guide – Kingston upon Thames
House prices remained steady in the borough between 2020 and 2021, increasing by nearly 2%. With 3 bedroom rental properties achieving the same average rent as the London average, the population forecast to grow by 12.5% by 2030 and low crime rates, is the London Borough of Kingston upon a good bet for investors?
Investor Guide – Lambeth
Located at the geographical centre of London, with average house prices just under £550,000, rents above the London average and more than 33,000 people privately renting their properties, is Lambeth a good location for property investors?
Investor Guide – Lewisham
House prices in Lewisham grew by 10% between January 2020 and January 2021 and yet it’s still the second cheapest of all inner London borough’s. With only 4 large new build developments currently available available for sale, is Lewisham a good location for investors?
Investor Guide – Merton
With low crime rates and a good proportion of schools rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and average property prices increasing by 10% over the past year, is Merton an area offplan investors should look to?
Investor Guide – Newham
Average house prices in Newham are the 3rd cheapest of all the London Boroughs. Nearly 40% of households in the borough rent their home from a private landlord. With the population of the borough forecast to rise by more than 22% by 2030, should off plan property investors be looking closely at Newham?
Investor Guide – Redbridge
The population of Redbridge is due to rise by 10% by 2030. House prices rose by 10% between January 2020 and January 2021 and 28% of the population live in privately rented property. But there currently no large developments with apartments for sale in the borough. Is it time for new build investors to look at Redbridge?
Investor Guide – Richmond upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames has the most expensive average property prices of all the outer London boroughs, rents are above the London average and there are currently only three new developments in the borough with new properties for sale. Should new build investors look to Richmond upon Thames?
Investor Guide – Southwark
Average house prices have risen by 6.6% in Southwark over the past year and are still amongst the cheapest in inner London. Find out more about the demographics and economics that underpin these house prices that make it a firm favourite with offplan investors.
Investor Guide – Sutton
Average house prices in Sutton are the 4th cheapest in London, but transaction volumes fell by 25 % between September 2019 and September 2020. Should off plan investors consider Sutton?
Investor Guide – Tower Hamlets
Home to some of the worlds largest employers including, Barclays Bank, Citigroup, HSBC, JP Morgan, KPMG to name a few. Tower Hamlets has a highly active local economy and active property market. Is 2021 the time for new build investors to look at Tower Hamlets?
Investor Guide – Waltham Forest
More households rent their home from a private landlord than rent from the local authority or own their own home (outright or with a mortgage). With so many properties being let (31,900) and only 6 large developments with properties available for sale (as at May 2021) is Waltham Forest a location investors should consider?
Investor Guide – Wandsworth
Property prices fell in Wandsworth between January 2020 and 2021, but with the population of the borough forecast to rise by 16% by 2030 and nearly 40,000 people living in privately rented property, could the area still make a strong investment location for investors?
Investor Guide – Westminster
Home to the seat of power in the United Kingdom the property market in Westminster has taken a beating in 2020 with average house prices prices falling by -5.6%. Is 2021 the time for new build investors to look at Westminster?