Zoopla shows a fall over the past 12 months:TCEarlsfield wrote:Do you have stats on the falling Earlsfield house prices Papinian? That is not our experience at all.
You asked for evidence of falling house prices in Earlsfield and I provided evidence of a fall over the past 12 months.TCEarlsfield wrote:Shows a rise over 3 months or 5 years. Just proves what they say about stats I guess!
I think you have having the wrong conversation. You should be asking why there are so many random/public serious stabbings in Earlsfield in such a short space of time. If I lived in the area I would be on the phone to my local councillors to urge them to try to reduce the level of street violence. Certainly, anyone with children considering moving to the area should give serious thought to their children's safety.TCEarlsfield wrote:I think you are being misleading, and a 1% drop in house prices in 12 months is not an indication that people are realising it is not a safe place to raise children.
You're not comparing like with like in comparing Earlsfield with more affluent and expensive areas such as Balham and Wimbledon.liverbird in london wrote:There is no correlation between a drop in house prices and a sudden surge in crime in Earlsfield. According to Papinian's Zoopla source - house prices have fallen even more sharply in Balham (-2.43%) and in Wimbledon (-2.88%). It would be farcical to think these decreases are because such areas have become "crime hotspots" in the past 12 months.
That's not to say that violent crimes like those highlighted aren't concerning, but it is too simplistic, and frankly incorrect, to tie them into falling property prices.
It's Garrett Lane, not Garrett Road. The headline in the Wandsworth Guardian isliverbird in london wrote:Furthermore, the attack outside the large Sainsbury's on Garrett Road that you refer to below is most definitely in Wandsworth not Earlsfield.
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/new ... andsworth/Teenage boy in critical condition after being stabbed outside Sainsbury's in Garratt Lane, Earlsfield
I hope you are taking your own advice and asking "why there are so many random/public serious stabbings (and murders by stabbing to boot)) in Tooting Bec" and getting on that phone as Tooting Bec is obviously much worse with regards to street violence.!papinian wrote: You should be asking why there are so many random/public serious stabbings in Earlsfield in such a short space of time. If I lived in the area I would be on the phone to my local councillors to urge them to try to reduce the level of street violence. Certainly, anyone with children considering moving to the area should give serious thought to their children's safety.