However, letting agent Philip Johal, of Camerons Stiff’s rental department, says the area is becoming more popular with buy-to-let investors who see the potential for capital growth. “There are some fine houses where owners have taken a lot of trouble to restore the original features, and as the area becomes better known it is growing in popularity with renters”.
One-bedroom flats rent from around £1,100 a month to £1,407 a month. A one-bedroom flat is available in Manor House, a new development in Manor Park Road, with a balcony and 24-hour porter for £1,408 a month.
Two-bedroom flats range from £1,200 a month to £2,000 a month. In West Ella Road there is a two-bedroom flat - one single bedroom, one double - in a Victorian converted house for £1,248 a month.
Rental houses are a rarity, but a three-bedroom house in Rucklidge Avenue, close to the town centre, is available for £2,000 a month.
Average prices: renting houses and flats in Harlesden
One-bedroom flat: £1,201 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £1,640 a month
Two-bedroom house: £1,682 a month
Three-bedroom house: £2,413 a month
Four-bedroom house: £2,727 a month