Home Made recently undertook an analysis of 13,000 rental enquiries between the months of August and September and created a list of London’s top rental hotspots; the areas that have seen the most dramatic spikes in listings and enquiries.

The results were surprising – and highlighted just how much things have changed since last year. Every single one of last year’s favourite spots have changed position, with Hammersmith and Fulham climbing 10 places to take the prime spot…

London’s Top Rental Hotspots

The rest of the list in order of popularity

  1. Hackney
  2. Lewisham
  3. Wandsworth
  4. Greenwich
  5. Kingston upon Thames
  6. Lambeth
  7. Southwark
  8. Westminster
  9. Waltham Forest
  10. Merton
  11. Sutton
  12. Barnet
  13. Islington
  14. Haringey
  15. Croydon

So what’s brought about these changes?

These changes are thought to be largely due to COVID prompting tenants for the first time to consider completely new locations. People are now thinking about moving neighbourhoods for reasons such as changes to work life or a desire for more open space.

With COVID having put certain restrictions on travel around the capital, tenants are now looking for properties that offer a good selection of local amenities. There has also been a lessened demand for London property in general, leading to a decrease in rental costs – meaning that previously out of budget areas have now become affordable to certain renters for the first time.

London’s Top Rental Hotspots

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