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Sales activity in Stratford strengthens as we head into Q4

This month, JLL's Stratford property specialists discuss their corner of east London, the impact of its growing sales market and the influence of local landlord licensing initiatives. JLL’s Stratford office opened its doors just over 18 months ago and since then, this busy corner of east London has grown rapidly. In 2017 alone almost 1,000 new homes were completed.

Comment on Labour's commitment to social housing

Adam Challis, Head of residential research at JLL comments: "Jeremy Corbyn has put housing squarely back in the centre of the domestic political agenda. It is right that we uphold the emerging lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire and continue to learn from that terrible disaster. Other elements of the speech, such as rent controls, should be viewed with caution. There is a wide swathe of examples - including pre-1989 in the UK itself - that show the negative impacts of tight controls on rents."

House price growth in some London boroughs exceeds 20%

JLL London residential heat maps show the variation in sales prices and rental prices across the breadth of London highlighting huge variations dependent on location.

Five Actions needed by Government to drive a step change in housing supply

The UK Government has a domestic policy agenda that is at least as challenging as the EU exit negotiations are likely to prove, and with new Housing Minister Alok Sharma now in place and the coalition agreed, Government can begin to focus on the endemic housing challenges of undersupply and chronic unaffordability that previous administrations have failed to effectively address.

Encouraging signs of growth in the Central London residential development market

JLL Residential Research analysis of housing markets around 12 of London’s largest green spaces clearly illustrates how homes in close proximity of parkland are valued higher than properties slightly further away.

Sales and lettings legislation update

Lucinda Skailes, Director of Tenancy Management at JLL Knightsbridge, summarises the latest changes to England's Anti Money Laundering and Energy Performance Certificate regulations.

Transaction levels grow as prices bottom out in prime central London

The sub £2m sales market in the south western neighbourhoods of prime central London (PCL) has benefited from stable prices and greater optimism among buyers and sellers across the area as a whole. As ever, Q3 is set to be the PCL lettings market’s busiest season, with students and families looking to agree tenancies ahead of the new academic year.

JLL Residential complete on Nine Elms Square for £470m

Representing London’s second largest land deal on record. JLL has completed on the sale of the 10 acre former flower market at New Covent Garden Market to Dalian Wanda for £470m, representing the second largest land deal in London to date. 

Leeds sales and lettings market comment

Sales completions in Leeds during the first half of 2017 were up 30% on the same period last year, with sales enquiries also rising 30%. The city's lettings market is also buoyant, with demand from young professionals and an active student population currently driving values.

Manchester sales and lettings market comment

Manchester’s sales market showed no signs of slowing during the approach to summer, with steady and sustainable price increases driven by strong demand. Manchester’s lettings market also delivered a strong performance, with a total of 98 properties let during June. 49 of these properties were private lets; the other 49 were apartments in Greengate, Manchester’s first private rented community.

New maps from JLL reveal the green space premiums

JLL Residential Research analysis of housing markets around 12 of London’s largest green spaces clearly illustrates how homes in close proximity of parkland are valued higher than properties slightly further away.

JLL Reveals How to Make the Best Property Journey in London

New research from JLL reveals how climbing the London property ladder over the past 20 years could have made a typical first time buyer into a multimillionaire. The data also highlights how to make the best property journey over the next 20 years.

Sales and lettings market comment, June 2017

Greenwich and Blackheath's agents recorded impressive successes in the first half of this year, selling and completing on some of the south east’s most desirable properties. Diamond Terrace and Georgette Place in the centre of Greenwich proved perfect examples - from pitch, strategy and sourcing the right buyer, through to exchange and completion.

Election Reaction from JLL

Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research at JLL, comments: "The General Election has given the country pause to consider the type of government it needs in the Brexit negotiations. The right leadership is of course, crucial for the UK from a political standpoint, but will also directly impact the economic trajectory this country takes for many years to come.

The Bank of Mum & Dad is worth an estimated £103 billion in London and South Eastern England

Latest JLL Residential Research shows the Bank of Mum & Dad in London and South Eastern England is worth an estimated £103 billion and could assist in the purchase of more than £1 trillion worth of homes in the UK.