24 Jun

Are flats to rent in Brixton popular with short-term migrants?

Are flats to rent in Brixton popular with short-term migrants?

Apartments to rent in Brixton could find themselves in high demand among short-term migrants.

Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster councils were among the local authorities with the highest short-term migration estimates for 2007, which is likely to have boosted demand for property to rent in Brixton and other popular residential areas.

Short-term migration is measured by the Office of National Statistics and refers to visits to the country by foreigners that last between one and 12 months.

Westminster alone attracted nearly double the number of short-term migrants (62,800) compared to Manchester (35,900). Meanwhile, Southwark and Wandsworth were estimated to have been home to 21,300 and 18,800 short-term migrants in 2007.

This may have contributed to the rise in the number of people offering rooms in apartments to rent, rather than whole properties.

SpareRoom director Matt Hutchinson explained: "It is a simple way of making an extra sum of money out of an unused asset."ADNFCR-1222-ID-800599329-ADNFCR

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