Brockley's 'booming' rental market

Having recognised that talking up house prices in London is a lost cause at the moment, the local estate agents have turned their attentions to the rental market. The South London Press today quotes no less an authority than Housemartin's Estate Agents, who says:

“Since August last year we’ve seen a 40 per cent increase in young professionals coming in from other boroughs looking for places to rent, as Lewisham is cheaper and has good transport links thanks to the opening of the East London line.” He said a two-bedroom flat in Brockley would have cost £235 a week in August but was now £285.

The Brockley Cross Action Group's Des Kirkland endorses that message, although the photo chosen by the paper to illustrate Brockley must make the casual reader ask why.