£375 a week: a one-bedroom flat close to Kentish Town Tube in Holmes Road
Rents in Kentish Town start at around £300 a week for one-bedroom flat; £400 a week for a two-bedroom flat and £500 a week for a two-bedroom cottage, although these rarely come onto the market.
Buy-to-let investors are not common; and they are buying for capital appreciation, rather than yield. Renters in the area are similar to first-time buyers and it is also an area popular with medical students at the Royal Free Hospital. Kentish Town is a good place to look for a period rental house or converted flat. For example, letting agent Chesterton Humberts has an elegant four-bedroom Georgian family home in Torriano Avenue available for short lets from January 2014, priced at £2,000 a week.
Estate agent Salter Rex is renting a one-bedroom flat with a garden, close to Kentish Town Tube station in Holmes Road, for £375 a week.
This Georgian family home in Torriano Avenue has four en suite bedrooms. Priced at £2,000 a week for short lets.
Average prices: renting a house or flat in Kentish Town
One-bedroom flat: £1,404 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £1,933 a month
Two-bedroom house: £2,045 a month
Three-bedroom house: £3,385 a month
Four-bedroom house: £5,618 a month
More on Kentish Town:
- Kentish Town with average property prices, current houses and flats for sale, best streets, up-and-coming areas and commuting times.
- Local schools: Kentish Town has several primary schools with an outstanding Ofsted rating, as well as two bilingual French schools.
- New homes: New homes in Kentish Town include a development of 55 flats close to Kentish Town West Station and a mixed-use mews scheme off Highgate Road.