As an existing investor this also means delay with extra rental and the extra bit of capital appreciation on completion. I bought a property to live in custom house 4 years ago and an investment flat in Dartford 2 years ago. I see the latest setback as a final call to bank on the CR1 completion bonus. I'll be actively looking in the same area for any BMV amid the Brexit uncertainty. Places like Dartford have not been sold with the crossrail story but IMO it will benefit greatly given its connection into Abbey Wood. Not to mention there is the potential jackpot if they decide to extend it, though that's at least a decade a way!