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Press Release: London crash pads in demand as weather takes its toll

Wed 03 Feb 2010

Commuter chaos helped drive record demand for one bedroom properties in London in January, a trend which is expected to continue in the coming months, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons. Increasing numbers of commuters - frustrated at journeys to work disrupted by bad weather and unreliable train operators are seeking a pied--terre in the capital.

Peter Rollings, managing director of Marsh & Parsons, commented: It could be the freezing conditions, a malaise with slogging in from the country on unreliable trains or just a desire to get off the commuting wheel, but we have seen a sharp rise in the number of people seeking one bedroom flats in central London.

"Invariably the wish list is for easy-to-maintain, lock-up and leave apartments that are very close to good transport links. People seeking a pied-a-terre want somewhere to sleep and heat up a ready meal, so entertaining space and large kitchens are usually irrelevant.

"One bed flats on third or fourth floors that are not served by lifts are good value but it can be a trek with shopping and suitcases. We have flats for sale to suit all budgets, from about 300,000 for junior execs to chairmans pads with impeccable finishes and in prestigious part of London."

According to the Office of Rail Regulation 10% of all trains in the UK ran late in 2008-2009. In London and the South East the performance was marginally better with about 9% of trains running behind schedule.

Peter Rollings commented: "A so-called on-time train means that it arrives up to 10 minutes late! These historic figures will be hugely effected by the bad weather in December 2009 and January this year and perhaps business people have become fed-up arriving late for meetings when the rely on the train service which is fragile to say the least."

Marsh & Parsons has assembled a selection of one-bedroom London crash pads for sale:

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Chairman's Budget
Location: South Kensington (SW7)
Price: 1,295,000
Price per square foot: 1,402
Nearest Tube Station: Notting Hill Gate
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Marsh_and_Parsons_Kensington_Property_Campden_Hill_Gardens_W8_CSV100003

Directors Budget
Location: Kensington (W8)
Price: 725,000
Price per square foot: 1,371
Nearest Tube Station: Notting Hill Gate
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Marsh_and_Parsons_property_St_Jamess_Garndes_w11_NOT080385Senior Managers Budget
Location: Holland Park (W11)
Price: 575,000
Price per square foot: 1,065
Nearest Tube Station: Holland Park
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Marsh_and_Parsons_Property_Clapham_SW4_BAL080200Middle Managers Budget
Location: Clapham (SW4)
Price: 330,000
Price per square foot: 617
Nearest Tube Station: Clapham South
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-ENDS -

For further information please contact:

The Wriglesworth Consultancy Tom Urpeth / James Staunton 0207 427 1400

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