London, 1 May 2017 This month, JLL's City, Stratford and Docklands specialists discuss the east London market. Lettings JLL lettings teams across the UK had a very promising to start to the year, with Q1 2017 activity having notably increased versus our Q1 2016 key performance indicators. New applicant registrations are up 18%, with viewing levels increasing by 29%. Renewed applicant confidence in the lettings market, alongside an excellent choice of available properties is responsible for this strong demand, and gives us every reason to be optimistic about the market moving forward. Perhaps the most important indicator of all is that, as a result of increased activity in early 2017, the number of lettings deals agreed jumped by an impressive 31%. In Stratford, Canary Wharf and the City, new tenancies increased by 46% when compared to Q1 2016 and by 52% when compared to Q4 2016. This data clearly demonstrates a buoyant and stable lettings market. However, as always, it is important to remember the importance of competitive pricing.