The headlines that have caught our eye this morning:
1. Property Wire:
Last month, average advertised rents in the UK increased.
According to the data from Move with Us, the average advertised rent in the overall rental market is £987 per month. It is predicted to exceed the £1,000 mark this year,
Average advertised rents in Greater London rose to £2,221 per month in January. Asking rents in the city are still the most expensive in the UK and are almost twice as expensive as those in the South East.
2. The Times:
A Hamptons International league table, based on 2011 Census data, shows that many older singles choose to reside in city centres. In Islington, 42 per cent of 40 to 55 year-olds are classified as single, making it the "singleton capital of the UK", according to The Times.
Property owners or tenants could be faced with “species control orders” which relate to non-native species such as zebra mussels & Japanese knotweed .