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I'm looking to invest in a property around the £300k mark (although under £250k would be preferred to avoid stamp duty). I am open to where I invest but have a preference for a decent/ low in crime area in case I ever wanted to live there. What areas will be best/ has a good demand for rental properties

Asked on Nov 8 2010, Renting in London | Report content

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  • Hi, I would suggest the Earlsfield / Putney areas which are extremely popular with professional sharers and young couples and enjoy an excellent standard of living and low crime rates (check out for more information on this). With £300.000, you should be looking to get your hands on a two bedroom Victorian-style conversion flat - ideally with a small outside area. Transport links are vitally important to Putney/Earlsfield tenants so make sure you carefully check distances to train/underground/bus connections to ensure your property will appeal. A property of this type is always in demand and would rent out for something in the region of £1,400 a month and offer a 5% return.

    Answered on Nov 17 2010, Report content
  • City, Islington, Shoreditch, Columbia Rd market, Jesus Green, London Fileds and the surrounding areas. Currently this rental market is vastly under-supplied with Tenants literally waiting months to find the right property. Demand currently far out strips supply resulting in premium rental levels. £300k won't necessarily get you a lot but the rent return on investment should be above average for London.

    Answered on Nov 17 2010, Report content

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