At the end of May it was revealed that homes worth a combined £12 billion remained empty across London. Around 21,000 had been empty for six months or more. Looking Borough by Borough, Harrow had one of the lowest numbers with just 97 unoccupied dwellings. To put this into perspective Newham scored highest with 1,318.
Harrow remains one of the most popular areas for families in the whole of London. The area has the feel of a standalone town, something that is very special and a huge draw for people who live in the capital.
The most attractive thing about the Borough is the fact that it is home to Harrow School, one of the most prestigious schools for boys in the UK. It was founded in 1572 and has a long list of distinguished alumni including Sir Winston Churchill and members of the royal family. It is one of the last remaining full boarding all boys schools and is situated on a beautiful 300 acre site.
The Borough is also very well connected so workers who need to commute will enjoy living here. The Metropolitan line provides the largest number of services in the area, providing easy connections to the City and other central Boroughs. Trains can reach Westminster in around twenty minutes.
Properties in Harrow are well regarded and highly sought. This is why there are so few that stand unoccupied for any length of time. Both the buying and renting markets are very healthy so there are really good opportunities.
If you are looking for an investment property that could earn you a good income you should take a look at Harrow and the fantastic attractions it offers. At Finefair we are happy to help buyers looking at the area, especially those thinking about buy to let. With us you can work with an experienced lettings agent and get valuable advice about every aspect of letting.