Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB.gh) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) 2020 Circular

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 circular For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2020 circular Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

Summer Tours: Scotland vs Argentina Preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland shockingly lost to the USA last week. Can they rectify that against Argentina this week? “With the majority of the squad involved in two Tests, we believe that we’ll be in a much better position in the future, having exposed more players to Test-level rugby, for the season ahead and beyond.“We’ve learned a lot on this tour about this group of players. Now we have to use that learning to put in a very good performance to beat Argentina on their home patch.“Argentina will bring their passion and physicality where they have traditionally been strong – set piece, ball carrying and in the contact area.“They also have a host of excellent attacking players, and the last few seasons have seen a much more expansive brand of rugby since joining the Rugby Championship and, more recently, the performances of Jaguares in Super Rugby.”Any interesting statistics?Argentina have played 25 games against tier-1 opposition in this World Cup cycle, and they have won four of them.Scotland are on a four-game winning streak against Argentina.21-year old Bautista Delguy made his Super Rugby debut this year and has scored 8 times in 9 starts for the club.Referee Mathieu Raynal has officiated two previous Scotland matches, and they lost both. The first was to Tonga in 2012 and England in 2017.It will be the third time that Fraser Brown will play on the openside for Scotland, last weekend against USA and in the 2015 World Cup.When does it kickoff and is it on TV?Yes it is on TV but unlike the two Scotland matches against Canada and USA, it will not be in the early hours of the morning. Instead it will kickoff at 8.40pm (BST) on Saturday in Resistencia.What are the lineups? SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Dougie Fife (Edinburgh), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist, Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), David Denton (Leicester Tigers).Replacements: George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Scarlets), James Lang (Harlequins), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons).ARGENTINA: 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Sebastian Cancelliere, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Javier Diaz Summer Tours: Scotland vs Argentina PreviewThe 2018 summer tour has been a mixed bag for Scotland in 2018. After a comprehensive victory against Canada, Scotland named a stronger side for their matchup against the United States a week later. A tougher challenge was expected, but no way did the Scots expect to lose the match.Which is exactly what they did. Scotland squandered a 21-6 lead and allowed the US back into the game with 17 unanswered points either side of half time. The final score would be 30-29 and captain Stuart Hogg spoke bluntly after the game.The full back said; “A lot of mistakes by us allowed the Americans to get into the game. It’s really frustrating because the things we talked about at half-time, we did the complete opposite in the second half.”After a series of good performances, the result was a setback but the Scots will have no real opportunity to dwell on it as they travelled to Argentina to play in their final Summer Tour game.Argentina have not had a good tour either, losing twice to Wales by fairly comprehensive margins. As a result, head coach Daniel Hourcade has announced he will step down after the Scotland match. After two wins in 17 matches, Hourcade said “The players aren’t responding, the responsibility is mine. The cycle is complete.”Whats the big team news?Stuart McInally returns for Scotland after a calf strain kept him out of the first two matches. Grant Gilchrist also returns, and interestingly, Fraser Brown, a hooker by trade will play in the back-row.The backline for Scotland is largely the same that lost to the USA, with the only change being Byron McGuigan coming out for Dougie Fife.Argentina have made seven changes from the side that lost to Wales in their Second Test. Backs Bautista Ezcurra and Sebastian Cancelliere are the only changes in the backline. Whereas Leonardo Senatore, Tomas Lezana, Pablo Matera, Matias Alemanno, Javier Diaz all come into the Pumas pack. Improvement: Gregor Townsend will be looking for a better performance against Argentina (Getty Images)What have the coaches said?Scotland coach Gregor Townsend: “This is our last Test of the tour and we’re determined to finish on a high.center_img Return: Stuart McInally comes back into the side for Argentina (Getty Images) Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Tomas Lavanini, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Juan Cruz MalliaAlso don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Be-Landa House / 29 Design

first_img Stephanie Maignan (Co-founder, 29 Design, Currently Senior Design Associate at B+H Architects), Amanda Teh (Co-founder, 29 Design) Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904076/be-landa-house-29-design Clipboard Malaysia “COPY” C+S Engineer:Techsol Sdn BhdMain Contractor:Bestchase EngineeringNet Enclosed Floor Area:6,500 sq. ft.Budget:$ 2 million USDCivil Engineer:Techsol Sdn BhdStructural Engineer:Techsol Sdn BhdCity:Kuala LumpurCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lin HoRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Sited on a dramatic 34-degree slope facing a forest reserve, the Be-landa house was an exercise in “befriending” rather than “conquering” the terrain. The starting point was to establish the minimum amount of flat land required for the house to be functional. We drew a line for the retaining wall to include a flat area for parking the cars, an adjoining main entrance, and the kitchen at the street level. The retaining wall bisected the site acted as a datum for the master planning. All spaces required by our Clients were massed into three Pavilions with varying relationships to the datum wall; the 1st Pavilion is entirely “on the ground” within the flat land area; the 2nd Pavilion is half on the ground, and half hanging over the slope on stilts; and finally the 3rd Pavilion is entirely hovering over the slope on pilotis, accessed via a glass-sheathed bridge.Save this picture!© Lin HoSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Lin HoWhen viewed from the street, only the “grounded” portion of the 1st and 2nd Pavilions is visible. The front façade is decidedly low-key, a double story massing with little indication of what lies beyond. Upon entering, there is an element of surprise as the house unfolds. The Foyer features an elevated view straight through to the forest reserve across the valley, framed by the 2nd & 3rd Pavilions. The lowest poolside living area was used in Crazy Rich Asians, in the scene where the ladies gathered for Bible study and tea. This level is shielded from the rain and equatorial sun by the spaces above. Save this picture!© Lin HoOverall throughout the house, the relationship between the spaces is experienced vertically rather than horizontally, with a total of seven staircases threading the spaces together. In spite of being the house’s lowest level, the pool area retains a floating feel as it sits on stilts eight meters above the untouched contours below, with treetop views and airy jungle breezes, a platform to enjoy the best of the tropics. Materials used were all local (polished concrete floors, pebble wash finishes externally, Sukabumi limestone at the pool areas, Merbau timber for flooring, ceilings, and façade screening). The material palette was muted (charcoal grey, white, timber) to contrast with the rich, emerald hues of the surrounding jungle.Save this picture!© Lin HoProject gallerySee allShow lessInbetween A Thai Street / J.C. ArchitectureSelected ProjectsAD Classics: Bergisel Ski Jump / Zaha Hadid ArchitectsArchitecture Classics Share Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Be-Landa House / 29 DesignSave this projectSaveBe-Landa House / 29 Design Architects: 29 Design Area Area of this architecture project Be-Landa House / 29 Design CopyHouses•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Houses Year:  Photographs:  Lin Ho Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Lin Ho+ 14Curated by María Francisca González Share 2014 CopyAbout this office29 DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuala LumpurMalaysiaPublished on October 21, 2018Cite: “Be-Landa House / 29 Design” 20 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Be-Landa 别墅 / 29 Design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904076/be-landa-house-29-design Clipboard Manufacturers: Monier, Com Net Solution, Shera Board Malaysia, Sukabumi Indonesian Limestone, Zacklim Flat Floor Specialistlast_img read more

Lordy

Howard Lake | 25 November 1999 | News Lordy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cards for Good Causes launched their charity Christmas cards site earlier this month, as UK Fundraising reported. The two celebs who joined the launch event were TV presenter Maggie Philbin and Lord Jeffrey Archer.The Guardian Online spotted the presence of Lord Archer, who has subsequently been busy hitting the nation’s headlines for other reasons, and featured the site in this week’s edition.“Better luck with your next photocall, chaps,” quipped The Guardian. UK Fundraising thinks a little free coverage in a national newspaper two weeks after the event seems perfectly acceptable luck. Cards for Good Causes incidentally is run not by a chap but by Judith Rich OBE Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Digital Trading  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

NPC suggests 10 global philanthropy innovations that the UK should adopt

first_imgNPC suggests 10 global philanthropy innovations that the UK should adopt Tagged with: giving circles Giving/Philanthropy New Philanthropy Capital Howard Lake | 10 October 2014 | News New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has published 10 philanthropic innovations from around the world that it argues should be introduced to the UK to help boost charitable giving and social investment.The ten initiatives and new ideas come from across Europe, Australasia and the Americas.Philanthropy innovationsThe 10 innovations featured in 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy include:1. Indian ‘giving circles’A giving circle is a small group of like-minded philanthropists who group together to share share expertise, conduct research and invest in a single issue. NPC has highlighted those circles that are run by the Indian foundation Dasra.2. Foundations learning from mistakesThe Shell Foundation in the UK is learning from failing, and then publishing and acting on information from these failed projects. NPC say that the Foundation’s projects have moved from an 80% failure rate to a 80% success rate.3. The Social Capital NoteIn Australia the Goodstart consortium has create a new financial instrument to secure investment in children’s centres. NPC says that “innovative approaches to finance, including the layering of finance from several different sources, can unlock more money for good causes”.Other innovations and trends cited by NPC cover open data, lean philanthropy, and 100% impact investing.One of the authors, Plum Lomax, Deputy Head of the Funders Team at NPC, said:“It’s all about getting more money directed to philanthropic causes, and using that money to do more than ever before. UK philanthropists are already very generous, but there is always scope to look around the world to see what else could be achieved.“Big donors here should be getting together to collaborate, which doesn’t happen nearly enough, or to use new technology to map the areas of greatest need which they might tackle. It takes a bit of nerve to adopt new ideas, but the world is changing and UK philanthropists can’t afford to be left behind. This new and improved philanthropy can be a more exciting way to connect with the causes they support.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Other innovationsThe other innovations are:WASHfunders.orgPoweredbyDataGlasspocketsKnight Prototype FundEdge FundKL Felicitas FoundationBetterplace.org  86 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Pasadena Rotary Presents the 25th Annual Teachers of Excellence Awards to Pasadena Unified Educators

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education Pasadena Rotary Presents the 25th Annual Teachers of Excellence Awards to Pasadena Unified Educators Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Friday, May 22, 2015 | 2:48 pm L to R: Kristyn Webster, Armenui Manasarian, Russell Wong, PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald, Arlene Robles-Fernandez and Jennifer BoyntonThe Rotary Club of Pasadena honored five Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) educators as “Teachers of Excellence” during their 25th annual ceremony that honors teachers who excel in their profession. This year’s honorees were: Jennifer Boynton, Franklin Elementary School; Armenui Manasarian, Washington STEAM Magnet Academy; Arlene Robles-Fernandez, Norma Coombs Alternative School; Kristyn Webster, Hamilton Elementary School; and Russell Wong, Blair High School.“These teachers are being honored because they want to provide their students with the best learning opportunities possible and as a former teacher, I understand that desire to go the extra mile to serve your students,” said PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald. “While there is no doubt that these teachers are phenomenal, they are just the tip of the iceberg of what wonderful work is happening in our classrooms on a daily basis.”With funding from the Pasadena Rotary Foundation, awards of $1500 are given each year to five PUSD teachers. $500 is also presented to each recipient’s school and all levels of the public school system are represented. This year’s Teachers of Excellence recipients have distinguished themselves as teachers who engage students in learning, create an exciting classroom environment, and have a positive impact on the future of PUSD students.“The goal of our program is to foster and encourage excellence in teaching and dedication to education in the Pasadena Unified School District,” said Julia Shih, 2015 Rotary Teachers of Excellence Committee Chair. “Pasadena Rotary wishes to demonstrate in a concrete way that the community cares about the quality of public schools by conducting a competition to select those exceptional teachers that deserve special recognition.”In addition to being named a PUSD Teacher of Excellence, Russell Wong will be PUSD’s submission for the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year competition. A video about each of the honorees was produced by KLRN Pasadena, PUSD’s television station. To see the videos about the 2015 Teachers of Excellence, please visit youtube.com/klrnpasadena.2015 TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCEJennifer Boynton, Franklin Elementary SchoolJennifer Boynton has been a teacher for 25 years, 18 of which has been with PUSD and is currently a kindergarten teacher at Franklin Elementary School. Jennifer developed the district’s current kindergarten math program and is a mentor to new kindergarten teachers. Recently, Jennifer organized 100 student and parent volunteers to paint the school’s kindergarten playground. Four large murals were painted, changing the world for the school’s kindergarten students. It was always Jennifer’s dream to tackle this project and this year she was finally able to see her vision to completion.Armenui Manasarian, Washington STEAM Magnet AcademyArmenui Manasarian is in her fifth year teaching at Washington STEAM Magnet Academy and has been teaching for 11 years overall. She has taught both elementary and middle school and currently teaches seventh grade English language arts (ELA), history and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). She was a member of the district’s curriculum revision workshop team who created lessons for common core implementation and has led multiple professional development sessions as well as serving as an ELA coach and a common core lead teacher.Arlene Robles-Fernandez, Norma Coombs Elementary SchoolArlene Robles-Fernandez grew up in Pasadena and is a proud product of PUSD schools having graduated from Pasadena High School. Arlene always knew she would be a teacher and has taught in PUSD for the last ten years. Arlene’s goal each school year is to recognize what works best for each student and try to help her kids harness their potential to become successful learners.Kristyn Webster, Hamilton Elementary SchoolKristyn Webster has been an educator for 18 years and with PUSD for 15 years where she currently teaches fourth grade at Hamilton Elementary School. Kristyn believes that when students feel they are cared for, she is able to stretch their learning even further. No matter how strong her teaching abilities are, she knows that for true learning to take place she must first develop positive relationships with her students. Kristyn provides a safe, respectful and kind environment where academic risks can occur and learning flourishes. She takes inspiration from the late educator and U.S. Senator who said “I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.”Russell Wong, Blair High SchoolRussell Wong has taught 10th grade world history, 11th grade U.S. History and 12th grade U.S. government and economics for the last five years at Blair High School primarily in the Blair Health Careers Academy. Russell first entered into the PUSD family in 2009 as a student teacher at Marshall Fundamental and was later hired on as a long term substitute where he was given a special English “boot camp” course to help boost student’s CST scores in English, achieving the second most improved scores for his group of students out of all the middle and high schools in PUSD. Russell is honored to be part of this year’s Rotary Teachers of Excellence award winners as he accepts the honor for so many that have helped him get to where he is and as he continues to fine tune his craft with the support of the PUSD family. Your email address will not be published. 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Searches ongoing in Strabane after guns and petrol bombs are found

first_img By News Highland – June 15, 2014 Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook Previous article45 year old man dies in Donegal diving accidentNext articleHarps only sixth but a long way to go – Horgan News Highland Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Two suspected handguns and a number of suspected petrol bombs have been discovered in county Tyrone.Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch -investigating dissident republican activity- carried out a number of searches in the Strabane area earlier today.A spokesperson for the PSNI says searches are ongoing. Searches ongoing in Strabane after guns and petrol bombs are found Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Firms in dark on disability law

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Firms in dark on disability lawOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today A third of financial companies are not aware they need to change the waythey provide services to the public to comply with legislation outlawingdisability discrimination, a survey found.The research is based on responses from FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.It found many companies are unaware they could be required to providedocumentation in braille, issue annual reports on audio tape or provide loopand speech-to-text facilities at an AGM.Fifty-two per cent of companies said they think they could be required tomake changes.A further 33 per cent said they do not know, or think the legislation is notapplicable.Twelve per cent said they do not believe they need to make any changes.Of those companies which believe they need to make changes, 77 per cent havealready done so or are proposing to.They said measures planned or already achieved include provision ofshareholder documentation in Braille and large print, and voice recognitionsoftware.Other measures set to be introduced include text phone facilities andwheelchair access.The survey was carried out by law firm Addleshaw Booth & Co.Head of commercial services Malcolm Pike said, “What is clear is thedegree of uncertainty that exists even among some of the largest organisationsin the country about the implications of the legislation.”last_img read more

London lettings showing “green shoots” says Foxtons

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » London lettings showing “green shoots” says Foxtons previous nextHousing MarketLondon lettings showing “green shoots” says FoxtonsTransport Zones 1 & 2 of the Capital have seen increases in demand from tenants but many areas continue to see rent drops.Nigel Lewis18th August 201701,098 Views Foxtons says demand for rental properties in the London lettings market increased during the second quarter of the year, helping offset ongoing drops in rents.The company says in its latest lettings report that this is evidence of “stabilisation” within the market, which has witnessed decreasing average rents for six months now.“While this might not appear to be a significant increase, it comes against a backdrop of decline, suggesting that green shoots are starting to appear,” says Ed Phillips, Foxtons’ Managing Director of Lettings (pictured, below).The number of renters looking for property who are registered for each rental property offered by Foxtons’ branches increased by 3.3% during the second quarter of the year.But rents continue to decrease across many parts of the London lettings market, for several reasons.This includes the glut of properties created by the rush to buy properties before the extra Stamp Duty was introduced in April last year.Also, several large build-to-rent schemes have gone live in the capital this year, including the 1500-unit in the former Olympic Village.Zoned inFoxtons says the reason for this growth is an increase in demand for properties within London’s central Zone 1 and Zone 2 travel bands, lead by both domestic renters who make up 39% of tenants, and Asian and Middle Eastern ones, who increased to 13.1% of the rental market.The most significant fall in rents in the second quarter were in Zones 3-6.“We’ve spoken before about how the lettings market traditionally benefits from uncertainty in the sales market, as potential buyers turn to the flexibility offered by renting,” says Ed Phillips.“With the sales market in the capital still a long way from returning to consistently strong growth, an increasing number of Londoners are indeed being drawn to the rental sector.”London lettingsIn its gloomy half year report Foxtons’ lettings division was reported as its least-worst performing division.Revenue from tenants reduced by only 2% compared to sales where revenues dropped by a third. The company blamed the slight dip in rental revenues on dropping rents, which it says dipped by 4% in June, although volumes increased by 1%. August 18, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more