Ruth Barr, head of lettings at the local branch of Knight Frank says there is a strong rental market with a lot of corporate tenants looking for family homes and paying up to £15,000 a month.
“Obviously we get a lot of bankers but we are also popular with oil industry executives, particular the Norwegians who come here to be near the Norwegian School in Arterberry Road. We also get families who are looking to buy but waiting for the perfect house, and professional couples looking to rent one-or two-bedroom flats or period cottages near the village.”
A two-bedroom period cottage will rent for between £2,200 and £2,500 a month, and a one-bedroom flat for between £1,500 and £2,000 a month. The most expensive house currently for rent in Wimbledon is a seven-bedroom, detached, new-build mansion in Bathgate Road, available for £17,500 a month through estate agent Robert Holmes (see homesandproperty.co.uk/rentbathgate).
Among the cheapest is a one-bedroom flat in Reed House, a new development in Durnsford Road, close to Haydons Road train station, for rent through Oscar Knight at £1,150 a month.
One-bedroom flat: £1,532 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £1,886 a month
Two-bedroom house: £2,277 a month
Three-bedroom house: £2,460 a month
Four-bedroom house: £3,868 a month