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.
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