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Professionals send Brixton property prices surging by 15%

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    What you need to bear in mind is that although your (and many other) property(s) may have originally been single-household residences, often for most of their lives they've been multi-household properties, so each reinstatement of original use removes a household property (or more, in the cases of the larger "villa" and "mansion"-type houses) from availability. Because of this the number of households in many London boroughs hasn't increased at the ssame rate as population, which loads further pressures onto the private rental and social housing sectors.
    I'm not saying "bad person, you've effectively done someone out of a home", I'm saying bear in mind that the consequence of your action is one less property available to another household.
  2. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    Because they were busy colonising the less difficult areas.

    I don't reckon there are many more yuppies, just more people born into the middle classes who have a sense of entitlement. :)
  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Can someone tell me how long you have to be resident in Brixton to have become so much a part of its fabric that you are able to feel appalled and disgusted by any new form of weave binding itself with a previous knit?
  4. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    I think 10 years is long enough for the amount of change to become big enough to feel like a big jump if you visualise 10 years ago as yesterday.
  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    That'll be the "North of the River is twat territory" vibe. :p
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  6. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    And culture.

    A bacterial culture festering on the north bank of the Thames.
  7. _angel_

    _angel_ pamphlet militancy

    ...and polkadot dress shops
  8. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!



    Simplistic reductionist horse-piss. Unsurprising, given that you've put the cart before the horse. Brands like Costa come as a result of a changing demographic, not because the brands are some kind of vanguard bestowing "fashionability". It's called "following the money", and rarely generates employment or wealth beyond what it displaces.
  9. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

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  10. mao

    mao I'm totally wired

    I'm with you there Panda. Give us a shout when ready. We'll need plenty of ammo...
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Ok. I've been here for 20 years. Things have changed. Is it a better or worse place? It's different, but not that different.

    Do I like it less? Not really.

    Do I love it more? not really.

    I've raised/raising a kid/young man here, gone from bedding down in a squat to having my own place, gone from unemployed to finding and succeeding at a career.

    I've grown and changed. Brixton's grown and changed.

    I don't want it to be the place I arrived in, and if it was I'd have to leave, because it would have stopped offering what I needed and wanted.

    I was 20 when I first came here. I'm 41 in 2 weeks.

    A 21 year old Nanker wouldn't like the 2012 41 years old Nanker, much as 2012 Nanker wouldn't be much in awe of early 90s Brixton (or maybe he would, but it might kill him!!!!!)

    There were always tourists here. Half the Brixton based people on this site are incomers and not born and bred. Many of the born and bred are gone, much as they have from the east end where I was born. London is transient. It will never be the same for any great amount of time. Constant shift is inevitable.

    In the next ten years another bunch of urbans will be moaning about the next level of change (or lack of), be it backwards, forwards, or something dull and static that feels less.

    For me personally Brixton has been a place that has allowed me to grow and change and develop as an individual. It's been a place that allowed freedom and space and individuality. It's been blunt, and fun, honest and dangerous, friendly and chaotic. it's been shit and sunshine.

    Much like life.

    Tomorrow it may be different than it is today, but then it always was.
  12. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I've been here getting on 20 years too, and can't say I'd relish the prospect of revising the streets of Brixton circa 1992.

    I'd like Cooltan back though. :D
  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Cooltan was cool.....I probably wouldn't go today though. Much like I lived in the Albert for a bout two years and have gone on rare occasions for the last 18.
  14. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I would. In fact, I'd move Offline there in a jiffy - or Brady's.
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  15. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I met my Son's mum in Brady's. A Dangerous place full of dangerous women.......and sexy men!
  16. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I think the Albert, the Queen's Head and Railway, Tulse Hill are the only boozers that come close to Brady's these days.

    Whether you think that's a good thing or not is very much up to you :D
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  17. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I like the Railway. Not fussed about the albert anymore. The Queens head has always been alright.
  18. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    The queen's head? nah.. the other two are ok on their day but ive never seen the point of the queens head. its just meh.. was better as the far side.
  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    There's such a thing? :eek:
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Yeah, probably more that than anything
  21. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I don't really like the Queens Head much.
  22. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    I remember the early 90s (when editor and Nanker Phelge arrived) being a time of Brixton going through a phase of being trendy. My sister's friends who were going to art college in Camberwell wanted to live in Brixton as it was the cool place to be - what with the squatting scene in Brixton and cooltan which made an idea of that lifestyle accessible to anyone who didn't want to do it full time. Plus second hand was very fashionable and Brixton had a market delivering that. And I'm sure that is just the tip of the iceberg about what was great about early 90s Brixton!
  23. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    I can't believe we haven't mentioned Jay Rayner yet.
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  24. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    It's the false teeth, or so I've heard.
  25. Ol Nick

    Ol Nick beer in Brixton

    The Professionals send Brixton property prices surging by 15%


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  26. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    He's a one man gentrifyin' machine.

    He posted here for a while (as jayrayner) but I think IntoStella scared him off.
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  27. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    The entire staff of the Guardian seem to live down here
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    There's some who write for The Standard as well :(
  29. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    I remember well...he'd only made a few posts and all hell broke loose!
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  30. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    yes I know, I was contrasting that with what I saw.

    How were they forced out?

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