Rental of the week

Beware a ‘bargain’ property

It pays to research the local area before investing in a property. Or, like our accidental landlord, you might smell rather more than a rat…

First private family rentals approved in Greenwich

An innovative private rental scheme is set to create a strong sense of community for family renters in Greenwich, while new rental options across London offer fair contracts, free wifi, yoga classes and porters.

The average cost of renting in every London borough

The average cost of a London rental property has risen six per cent to £316 a week in the past year, according to new figures from Hamptons International. Data from head of research, Johnny Morris, shows that even in the cheapest boroughs — Bexley in south-east London and Havering, in the east — a one-bedroom flat now costs about £170 a week, while typical two-bedroom flats cost in the region of £225 a week. New figures from the Valuation Office Agency reveal the cost of renting in every London borough.