Rat and Mouse
Borough of Islington
Mon
27
Jun

A damp and derelict, pebble-dashed, lime-green, single garage. £360,000. But it’s in gated and sought-after Foulden Terrace, and planning permission is likely. More here

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Tue
15
Mar

How could Telford Homes have got the vibe so badly wrong in its marketing video for the Vibe development in Dalston? Quick summary… fey trust fund princess in a flowery dress marvels at a whitewashed playground version of the capital, packed with scrumptious cakes, expensive furniture shops and fascinating hipsters. But it’s the “whitewashed” element that’s drawings the most attention. But I spotted a non-white person, at 4.08! I think?

More here.

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Thu
16
Apr

2 bedroom house for sale in Ripplevale Grove Barnsbury N1 through Foxtons Property for sale

Two bedrooms, three floors, (a pretty nice) rear garden and only 8ft wide. It’s in N1, and listed with Foxtons with a £749,000 guide price. Particulars here.

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Wed
03
Dec

On the one hand, there’s Russell, standing up for a group of Hoxton tenants with a genuine grievance, helping them organise and giving them a voice and media attention they wouldn’t otherwise have. On the other… there’s Russell, in all likelihood one of the gazillionaires companies such as Westbrook Partners are busy gentrifying estates such as New Era in order to house. Legitimate question? Or snide? Either way, I wish Brand would learn to keep his hands to himself during a debate… there’s something (perhaps unintentionally) bullying about holding onto the person you’re arguing with. 

New Era tenants take battle to Mayfair [December 2, 2014]

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Tue
02
Dec

Plus one sleb. Russell Brand - pictured here - joined around 60 tenants to march on Westbrook Partners’ Mayfair HQ, and demonstrate against planned rent rises and rumoured evictions in the run-up to a “gentrification” of the Hackney estate. According to eye witnesses, the protestors were cheered by onlookers, before marching on to Downing Street. If you’re interested in reading more/signing the petition, go here.

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Fri
24
Oct

Remember the tiny flat in Islington, that received some coverage at the beginning of September? It’s sold. The agents won’t say what the final figure was but it apparently received more interest than anything else on their books. The Telegraph is calling it Britain’s smallest home. Have they forgotten about this?

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Tue
20
May

Hackney’s Woodberry Down has been the subject of work since 2005, now Berkeley have had the green light for another seven phases, including the demolition of the remaining buildings, to be replaced by 3,242 new homes, plus parks, a community centre, school, library and shops. More here.

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Wed
28
Aug

Has Dalston turned from dodgy to desirable? asks LondonLovesBusiness in a headline sure to provoke irritation among first-time buyers seeing house prices rise on the back what looks like a media-hunt for the next Shoreditch. 

Dalston is about 40 per cent investors and 60 per cent owner/occupier says Crawt. “Whereas in Shoreditch and Stoke Newington the percentage of owner/occupier is much, much higher”.

(It's a local property professional being quoted.) The piece seems to conclude that even if the tail is wagging the dog in the case of Dalston, the end result may be the same. Venues, galleries, cafes and culture, the musicians, artists, chefs travelling in from Tottenham. 

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Thu
20
Jun


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Thank you, Islington Gazette.

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Thu
06
Jun

Go here to see horrified Valerie Rossmore looking suitably horrified at her neighbours' roof terrace, which - she says - is a blight on her Islington home. Actually, it's an odd piece, aspersions cast on the integrity and competence of the local planning department, and the homeowner appearing to use a newspaper as a voice in a personal dispute.  

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