Spotahome analyses rental affordability and job availability in London
By |Published On: 9th October 2020|

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Spotahome analyses rental affordability and job availability in London

By |Published On: 9th October 2020|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Greenwich and Waltham Forest are currently the best London options for renters looking for a mix of rental affordability and job prospects, according to international rental marketplace Spotahome.

It analysed data on current job opportunities within five miles of each London borough. On average, it found that there are currently 11,280 jobs per borough.

There is, however, a far higher level of job opportunities in 11 boroughs, where you can currently find between 25,740 and 29,631.

Spotahome found Westminster to have the most job opportunities on offer, with almost 30,000 within five miles of the borough.

Lambeth also ranks high with 29,546 current roles available, along with the City of London (29,045), Camden (28,875) and Islington (28,788). 

However, due to their largely central locations, 10 of the 11 boroughs with the most job opportunities within five miles are also home to an average rent above that of the London average. 

Both Waltham Forest (26,490) and Greenwich (25,740) have a considerable level of available job roles within five miles of each borough. With an average rent of £1,476, Greenwich is only marginally higher than the London average, while Waltham Forest comes in 7% more affordable at £1.352.  

UK and Ireland Country Manager of Spotahome, Nadia Butt, commented: “Despite a Government U-turn on returning to our physical workplaces, many tenants heading to the capital continue to be motivated by the availability of work and the ability to rent within a commutable distance to their workplace. 

“As with most aspects of living in London, a higher level of job opportunities within a short distance does command a higher level of rent, however, for those that do their research this doesn’t have to be the case. 

“Both Greenwich and Waltham Forest offer everything you could want when renting in London. Both boroughs are home to relatively affordable rental prices, an abundance of green space, social amenities and great transport links.

“In what are currently tough times for those searching for a job, they also offer the greatest wealth of employment opportunities within a five miles radius.” 

Table shows the current level of job opportunities advertised within five miles of each borough and the current average rent
London BoroughCurrent job opportunities within 5 milesAverage rent per month
Barking and Dagenham1,520£1,208
Kingston upon Thames2,706£1,306
Richmond upon Thames4,560£1,835
Hammersmith and Fulham6,594£2,117
Kensington and Chelsea6,989£3,023
Waltham Forest26,490£1,352
Tower Hamlets28,328£1,835
City of London29,045£2,274
London Average11,280£1,450
Data SourcesIndeedONS

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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