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Top 10 Property Developments for Renters in 2012

New developments are the epitome of a glamorous London lifestyle. High spec finishes, great amenities and sought-after locations mean many tenants won’t consider anything else. Here’s our pick of London’s most popular developments for renters in 2012.

Pan Peninsula, E14
new developments londonSituated close to Canary Wharf, this is a favourite with executives. Luxury and spectacular amenities are the bywords here – from a health spa to a 50th floor cocktail lounge.

The Landmark, E14
Contemporary city apartments with luxury accommodation, fantastic facilities and only a 15 minute walk from Canary Wharf.

Matchmakers Wharf, E8
Close to Stratford and the Olympic site, these apartments are sleek and contemporary. They’re in a peaceful riverside location and offer renters great value for money.

Pegaso, Hoxton, N1
Located in thriving Hoxton, an area that has undergone considerable regeneration, these larger than average apartments are handy for the City and Central London. We let 28 units here in just a few months.

Caspian Wharf, E3
Situated between Bow and Poplar, another area that has enjoyed regeneration, these apartments are in a lovely waterside location. Stunning views and excellent transport links add to their appeal.

21 Wapping Lane, E1
A favourite with corporate tenants, these apartments are equidistant to the City and Canary Wharf. With balconies and landscaped gardens they offer that rare London commodity – outside space.

Beaufort Park, NW9
High spec apartments, great restaurants, shops and a health club on site – and affordable rental prices. It’s no wonder tenants are happy to make the short commute into the City to enjoy the perks of living here.

Chelsea Creek, SW6
One of London’s most fashionable riverside developments – a luxury lifestyle only minutes from the trendy King’s Road and central London.

Dickens Yard, Ealing, W5
Increasingly, tenants are moving further out to find stylish apartments at affordable rents. Dickens Yard’s combination of stylish living, easy commute and reasonable rents offers just that.

Marconi House, the Strand, WC2
Truly a cut above, Marconi House is situated within the Strand Conservation area, tucked away behind a Grade II listed façade. World class facilities in the heart of Central London

If you’re thinking of investing in an apartment in a new development, don’t forget there are significant advantages for landlords. As well as the high demand from tenants, maintenance costs are lower, security is good and apartments are easier to manage and rental yields are good with 5%-6% being achieved in some locations.

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For 35 years Anita has been the driving force behind Benham and Reeves’ success as it has grown from a single branch in Hampstead, to one of central London’s oldest, independently owned sales, letting and property management companies. Anita's vision has driven the expansion of the business to offer a complete range of property investment related services from under one roof, from purchase to handover, furnishings and/or refurbishment to lettings and property management. Read more about Anita Mehra here - Read full profile

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