According to the Land Registry, how has the W1J area evolved?

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Cozee has made a tremendous effort to provide you with the evolution of house prices, flat prices and other types of properties in W1J. In this article we will first present to you how prices have changed over the years and give an overview of what impacts the properties prices in W1J.

What are the factors influencing the property price in W1J?

When it comes to assessing the price of a property we tend to look at 7 main factors. These factors can be economic as well as demographic factors.

Location

We are all aware that the location of a property plays a crucial role in driving up or down the price of a property. Indeed the desirability of the neighbourhood and overall safety of W1J is key to understanding the price. That is why, when buying or selling a property it is important to have in mind the crime rate of the area.
We recommend that you have a look at Police.uk Unfortunately we were not able to gather sufficient data regarding crimes in W1J. Note: it is important to note that there is not a good correlation between a higher crime rate and the price of a property. If this can have an impact, this is not the only factor. A quick example is in central London. The property price are higher than the rest of the UK but property prices are still high.
Then comes the proximity with different amenities such as schools, hospitals, shopping centres and public transportations. These elements have a significant impact on the price of the property you might want to buy or sell. To help you get an idea of how this could affect the price of a property in W1J we have summarised these factors in the table below:

Type of amenities Number in W1J
NHS Trusts (hospitals) 0
Practitioners 0
Pharmacies 2
Schools 1
Shopping centres (within a 5mi radius) 21
Public transports (number of train or underground stations) 0 (for more details we recommend that you have a look at tlf

Economic conditions in W1J

In 2023, we are now all aware that the overall economic environment has a consequent impact on the property price. The Office for National Statistics provides a macroeconomic view of these factors.
The employment rate, the income level in W1J and the overall interest rates will either have a positive or negative impact on the prices you will be able to list your property for or the price you might end up paying. Please find below these indicators provided by the Bank of England and the ONS

Interest rates from the Bank of England over the period 2019-2024 The map below shows you in a very few clicks the income level of around W1J. If you are looking to sell your property this indicator might be very helpful to gauge how much you could ask for. The higher the income is in a certain area, the higher the affordability of the households will be. Finally, on top of the income level, you can also have a look at the employment rate within the neighbourhood of the property you want to buy or sell. The map below shows the percentage of usual residents aged 16 years and over who were economically active and in employment in local authorities, 2011 and 2021. As for the income level, an area with a higher employment rate will most likely fetch higher property prices.

Supply and demand in W1J and how to assess it

This is a basic economic principle but whenever the supply is low and the demand high, asking prices are growing accordingly and vice versa. This is true in your area. This means that if you are selling a property in a highly demanded area you might be able to benefit from an increase in price due to this principle. To assess the supply and demand of properties for sale in W1J, we recommend you to have a look at the number of listings on Rightmove, Zoopla and other listing platforms

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Check how many properties are currently listed and check for how long they have been listed for. This will give you an idea of how long it takes to sell a flat, house or maisonette in your area.

Property size, features and overall state

When it comes to estimate the price of a property in W1J, estate agents are usually estimating the price per square foot. This means that the bigger the property is, the higher the price will reach. NOTE: this price per square foot in W1J can be impacted by the overall state of the property. A badly maintained property will see a lower price per square foot.
At Cozee we have simplified this for you and we want to provide you with the average price per square foot in your area depending on the property type.

Property Type 2020 2021 2022
Flat £35,121 £29,621 £19,233
House £42,671 £20,187 £20,187
Maisonette £70,762 £9,200 £42,892

Finally a property offering several features will often reach a higher price. This means several bathrooms, a large number of bedrooms and a garden are factors driving the price up.

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Ongoing or Upcoming developments in W1J

Whenever an area welcomes new developments, it means that the area is attractive and that developers and public decision makers see a growing potential for the area. These developments such as new housing developments but also new train stations and shopping centres can drive the price of a property in W1J up. We have simplified you the task of finding out how many developments will come up in the coming years in W1J.

Type of development Number of planning applications
Residential 1
Transportation 0
Non residential 1
Planning proposal in progress 1
Green belt 3
Recycling 0
Other applications 0

Note: the applications below are the applications referred to the London Mayor by the local planning authority (usually W1J ‘s Council planning authority). These applications are for: development proposing more than 150 residential units, buildings over 30m in height or buildings over 1000 square metres on Green belt or Metropolitan Open Land)

Demographic indicators in W1J

One of the last major impacting factors of the price of a property in W1J will be the demographic indicators.
Population growth being the first. In W1J, over the past years the population has decreased between 2011 and 2021 by -45.48% going from 1,528 to 833. This type of population growth would usually have a negative impact on the price of the property you are trying to buy or sell. Note: if you see an incredible growth, this might either mean that your postcode did not have previous or enough data for 2011.
Finally the population growth is a good indicator for you if you are looking to buy a property with the intention of renting it out. A high population growth is usually a good indicator of how easy a property will be let.

Other factors impact the value of a property in W1J

At last, there are a few other factors that can have an impact on the price of the property you are looking to buy or sell. These additional factors to take into account are as follow:

  • Environmental factors: floods, droughts but also the overall climate.
  • Governmental factors: is there a specific regulation to facilitate/limit the access to property
  • Market trends: some neighbourhoods in London will see a rise in demand some years due to trends or housing booms while in economic turmoils the prices within the same neighbourhood might decrease more significantly

Compare the average property prices in W1J versus nearby locations

If you are looking to buy or sell in W1J, it might be a good idea to check how the prices are going in nearby neighbourhoods. This will help you get a better idea of the property market in W1J and help you make an offer or help you set your prices (note: we always recommend to get a professional valuation).

Nearby area Average property price in 2021 Rental prices (pcm) 2022 for a 2 beds Check our properties
SW5 £ 1378513 £ 2632 See rental properties in SE20

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SW10 £ 1952373 £ 2751 See rental properties in SE20

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W14 £ 1178811 £ 2223 See rental properties in SE20

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W8 £ 3161479 £ 3095 See rental properties in SE20

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SW6 £ 1243811 £ 2070 See rental properties in SE20

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SW7 £ 2082927 £ 3183 See rental properties in SE20

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W6 £ 958031 £ 2297 See rental properties in SE20

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SW3 £ 2219071 £ 3067 See rental properties in SE20

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W11 £ 2754133 £ 2739 See rental properties in SE20

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W2 £ 1363848 £ 2618 See rental properties in SE20

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How are the average price for houses, flats and other property calculated in W1J?

In order to calculate the average price for a house, a flat or a maisonette in W1J we have analysed the Land Registry dataset over the past 12 years. To come up with this average number we calculated the sum of all the prices paid in the area per property type and divided this amount by the number of properties of this specific type.
Let’s take a look at the average price for a Flat in 2021. In our area there were 11 sold for a total amount of £21,121,397. So when we divide £21,121,397 by 11 we land on an average price of £1,920,127 for houses in the area.

Looking at the significance of average prices of property transactions in the area of W1J

The average price serves as a tool to guide your property purchasing decisions or provide an estimate for potential selling prices. It offers a swift overview of the local property market in your area, but it’s essential to understand that this figure doesn’t necessarily dictate your property’s selling price. Avoid basing your offer solely on the average price, as you must consider the unique characteristics of the specific property you are interested in. Further details below outline various factors that play a role in influencing property prices and should be carefully taken into account.
Before engaging in property transactions, Cozee strongly recommends considering the median price as a vital metric. The median price provides insight into the price at which 50% of the properties in W1J were sold for a higher value and 50% were sold for a lower sum. This crucial metric goes beyond the average, offering a nuanced understanding of the diverse range of house prices in the local market. It ensures a more comprehensive assessment of property values, guiding both buyers and sellers in making informed decisions on property purchases and sales.
Take a closer look at property dynamics in W1J during 2019, where 31 Flat changed hands. The median price, standing at £1,850,000, signifies that 50% of these Flat transactions in 2019 occurred at values surpassing £1,850,000, while the other 50% were completed at prices below £1,850,000. This data reveals a balanced distribution of sold house prices, offering a valuable perspective for both buyers and sellers navigating the vibrant property market in the W1J.

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How has the cost of property changed in W1J?

Work out how the price of property and the average rents of property in W1J have evolved by checking the price evolution and the rental price changes over time

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In the illustration below, any data presented is based on data provided by the land registry which is an average of house prices. You can visit the Land Registry to search for land and property information yourself too. So, when reading this article, please consider the information provided as an inaccurate way of working out the valuation of your property and only use the following information as a way to see how the property market changed in W1J and the rest of the capital.
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