In Congestion Zone:No 2.8 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Permits & Meters.  No significant traffic trouble spots.
Ethnicity Bias:Afro Caribbean & Asian
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity, University
Per 1000 population3421012
Yield Range:4.7% - 8.5%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat95,000120,0001351757.4%7.6%
1 bed flat100,000200,0001602055.3%8.3%
2 bed flat125,000265,0002052855.6%8.5%
2 bed house155,000280,0002102554.7%7.0%
3 bed house175,000230,0002202806.3%6.5%
Valuations above the London average by:2.6% (£248,109)
ActualLondon Average
 Capital growth last 12 months:11.4%19%
 Capital growth last 48 months:98.0%89%


None.  Poplar service available from Docklands Light Railway (Zone 2) – 35 mins to Embankment.
 Demand For Letting:Okay
 Average void period:14 days

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Capital Growth

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Out of 10:523
 Summary:Good yields with the possibility of yields only improving.  Lack of transport keep prices low.
Sought After Streets:East India Dock Road, Giraud Street and Duff St.


I like the 2-bed ex-local authority flats.  You will see from above you can get 8.5% yield from these flats which is good for London.  Poplar is north of the much talked about Docklands and is linked to the city and Canary Wharf by the DLR system.  You get a lot of value in this area as there is no tube and is seemed inferior to the Docklands development.

There are plenty of developments in Poplar (even more in Docklands!), some council projects and some private developers.  Its worth a drive down there to see if you can snap up any off plans in this falling market.  There has been a lot of right-to-buys in this area and there are always ex-local authority flats available.  You have to be careful of saturation of the rental market in this area.  Make sure your property is decorated to a higher standard than the rest as it’s a tenant’s market and they are proving to be more fussy than ever.

 Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Housemartin Estate Agents24 Market Way, London, E14 6AH020 7531 3636
Paul James Properties125 Poplar High Street, London, E14 0AE020 7093 1032
F P S Savills42 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JH020 7538 1999
 Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
MCS Meridian LtdGrampian House, Meridian Gate, 205 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9YT020 7538
Spires InternationalUnit 1, 17 Pepper Street, London, E14 9RP020 7512
Belvoir Lettings Docklands (London)35 Pepper Street, Docklands, London, E14 9RP020 7517
Dauntons8, Denbigh St Pimlico
020 7834
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward15, Sussex St Pimlico
020 7834
Douglas & Gordon67-68, Warwick Square
020 7931