Which is the last remaining London borough with property below £100k?

Which is the last remaining London borough with property below £100k?

According to new research from HouseSimple.com, over a quarter of London boroughs don't have a single property for sale for less than the average UK house price.

With average London property prices beyond the half a million pound mark, currently standing at £530,409, affordability is a serious concern for the average (and some above average)Londoners.

New research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com has looked into the cheapest properties currently for sale in each of the 32 London boroughs, and whether it is still possible to buy a property in the capital for less than the average UK house price of £191,812.

The study revealed that in nine out of 32 London boroughs (28%), it is impossible to find a single property currently on the market for less than the average UK house price of just under £192,000 (according to monthly Land Registry Property Index).

The figures also revealed that Bexley is the only borough where you can buy a property for less than £100,000, with a studio flat currently on the market for just £94,995. While, in Tower Hamlets, there are no properties on the market for less than £250,000.

Looking at stamp duty bands, HouseSimple research reveals that in just four out of 32 (12.5%) London boroughs is it possible to buy a property exempt from stamp duty. (0% stamp duty band is: £0 - £125,000). While, in almost half of the Capital’s boroughs, the most affordable property for sale today is a studio flat, which are typically just 100-110 sq ft in size, compared to the average UK one bed flat, which measures 495 sq ft.

The following table shows the cheapest properties currently for sale in each of the 32 London boroughs.



Listing Price (£)

Barking and Dagenham

2-bed flat: Grand Parade Oxlow Lane, Dagenham RM10



1-bed flat: Finchley Park, Lychgate Court, Finchley N12



Studio: Frobisher Road, Erith, Greater London DA8



Studio: Masons Avenue, Wealdstone HA3



1-bed flat: Downham Way, Bromley BR1



Studio: Cliff Road, London NW1


City of Westminster

Studio: Hallam Street, London W1W



Studio: Zodiac Court, Croydon CR0



2-bed flat: Western Road, Southall UB2



1-bed flat: Bowes Road, Palmers Green N13



Studio: North Greenwich, London SE10



1-bed flat: Edmeston Close, London E9


Hammersmith and Fulham

Studio: Devonport Road, London W12



Studio: Creighton Road, London N17



2-bed flat: Vancouver Road, Edgware, Middlesex HA8



1-bed flat: Station Chambers, Oak Road, Harold Wood, Romford RM3



Studio: Willow Tree Lane, Yeading Middlesex UB4



Studio: Redford Close, Bedfont TW13



1-bed flat: Holloway Road, London N7


Kensington and Chelsea

Studio: Acklam Road, Ladbroke Grove W10


Kingston upon Thames

1-bed flat: Alexandra Drive, Berrylands KT5



Studio: Leigham Vale, Streatham SW16



Studio: Blythe Hill, Catford SE6



1-bed flat: Moore Close, Mitcham CR4



Studio: Charlemont Road, London E6



1-bed flat: Selborne Road, Ilford IG1


Richmond upon Thames

Studio: Kingston Road, Teddington TW11



1-bed flat: Peckham High Street, London SE15



1-bed flat: Defiant Way, Wallington SM6


Tower Hamlets

2-bed flat: Henshall Point, Bromley High St, Bow E3


Waltham Forest

1-bed duplex: Chingford Road, Walthamstow, London E17



1-bed flat: Tangley Grove, London SW15


Alex Gosling, CEO of online estate agents Housesimple.com, comments: “These figures reveal how desperate the plight is for ordinary Londoners on average salaries, hoping to buy their first property. How can they feasibly afford to buy when average property prices in the Capital are over £530,000?

Although this research reveals there are properties for sale below the UK’s average house price, the pickings are extremely slim and you’re getting very little square footage for your money. It’s a studio or nothing in many boroughs.

It’s not surprising that more and more people are starting to move out of London for value. Why pay £200,000 for a studio flat when you can buy a house for the same money just an hour commute away. It’s likely in the future we will see less and less people putting their first foot on the property ladder in London.”

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