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The new night tube service could cause your rent to go up

Isabelle Aron

After months of waiting, the night tube is finally launching this weekend. Hooray! But it turns out that the new 24-hour weekend service could have a downside, and we're not just talking about an increase in people vomming on the tube. 

Currently, if you live way out in Morden or Barnet, you either have to endure a never-ending night bus journey or fork out for a cab to get home, but hey, at least your rent is cheap. But that could be about to change once the night tube launches and end-of-the-line areas get better connected to central London.

Nik Madan, president of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), said: 'Transport links are a major player in influencing demand, and in turn rent costs, so as end-of-the-line areas become better connected, there’s a chance we’ll see prices rise'.

A quarter of estate agents registered with ARLA said they expect to see rent increases in all areas which are connected to the 24-hour service. On the plus side, at least you won't be squandering a good chunk of your wages on Ubers anymore. Unless the vomming on the tube gets out of hand, obviously.

Image: Adrian Chandler

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