London’s Canary Wharf is shaping up to be a post-pandemic hotspot for residents, according to recent research from JLL Residential Agency.
The firm’s stats show a 63% increase in the number of lettings made available in the area between 2020 and 2021, while enquiries are up almost 125% since early 2020.
In addition, interest from those with pets has risen considerably, owing to the increased popularity of dog ownership since the pandemic began, while recent changes mean that landlords must be more open to the idea of letting their property to responsible pet owners.
Lauren Hatcliff, director at JLL Residential Agency, said: “Canary Wharf is enjoying a major resurgence in interest from savvy renters who see what the area can offer.
“From young couples getting their first place together and singles moving out of house shares to new pet owners and people looking for more of an urban lifestyle, Canary Wharf is proving that it’s got everything and renters are keen to get a piece of it.
“The homes available in this East London hotspot are of the highest quality with a lot of choice in terms of views, floor plans and building types so there really is something for everyone.
“For investors this is very welcome news as Canary Wharf is living up to the promise that those ‘in the know’ have understood for years. Canary Wharf offers renters a lifestyle location, with fantastic homes and world class transport.”