Area:Friern Barnet
In Congestion Zone:No – 8.4 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Free.  A406 gets congested.
Ethnicity Bias:None
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity & Retirement.
Per 1000 population14184
Yield Range:3.6% - 6.7%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat100,000125,0001101605.7%6.7%
1 bed flat130,000220,0001351904.5%5.4%
2 bed flat145,000350,0001852904.3%6.6%
2 bed house200,000430,0002003003.6%5.2%
3 bed house225,000480,0002604504.9%6.0%
Valuations above the London average by:15.0% (£278,174)
 ActualLondon Average
 Capital growth last 12 months:25.6%19%
 Capital growth last 48 months:81.7%89%
Tube:Totteridge & Whetstone Northern Line (Zone 4) – 34 mins to Tottenham Court Road.
Demand For Letting:Good
Average void period:8 days

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Capital Growth

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Out of 10:642
Summary:You get the best of both worlds – close to the city plus country living.
Sought After Streets:Friern Barnet Road and Woodhouse Road.


On the borders of Hertfordshire it is an easy exit out of London.  Its next to the A406 and not its not too far from the A1 and M1 exits.  Flats for sale are readily available and the community is a mixed one – commuters as well as locals.  I find this area a safe place to put your money.  You have tenant demand from both the young and the old so you are not relying on one type of tenant.  Not as you are if you have a flat in the Docklands where only a city worker would consider living there.

The area is next to the very green and very expensive Totteridge.  The benefits of this area can be easily accessed as most residents of Friern Barnet are car owners.  The tube station listed above is a good 10 minute walk but the area is serviced by New Southgate Station which takes you in to Kings Cross.

Friern Barnet is a much cheaper alternative to Totteridge if you can find the equivalent type of housing – basically large houses.  Capital growth will be realized here when everyone is priced out of the surrounding affluent areas.

Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 Adam Kennedy10 Queens Parade, Brownlow Road, London, N11 2DN020 8881
 Michael Grove Estate Agents345 Bowes Road, London, N11 1AA020 8361 0303 
 Wilkinson Byrne3 Latham Court, Brownlow Road, London, N11 2ES020 8365 8900 
 APS Estates50, Caledonian Rd
N1 9DP
020 7833
 Simon Clarke Residential130, Ballards Lane
N3 2PA
020 8349
 Austin Chambers & Co191, Woodhouse Rd
N12 9AY
020 8368
 Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 Anscombe & Ringland338 Regents Park Road, Finchley, London, N3 2LN020 8349
 Barnard Marcus 020 8446
 Best Lettings Ltd73 Friern Barnet Road, London, N11 3EH020 8361 4303