London is a very popular city but due to the ever rising property
prices, many people who want to live and work there may have to rent at
some point. If your stay in London is temporary, Rooms to rent in London
may be the only option. There are lots of horror stories about sharing
with strangers or with friends who have nasty habits. Here are some
quick tips on how to find and rent a flat in London.
Finding a Flat to Rent:
There are many options when it comes to find a flat or house to rent. The fastest and probably the easiest is to use the internet to browse classifieds sites and to visit websites that specialize in flat rentals. Most of the estate agents in the UK have an internet presence so you can visit their websites and check out what they have. Some of the big property websites that sell homes also have listings for Rental Rooms in central London that are available for rent. The flats advertised in the ads online are usually cheaper to rent than the ones you will normally find in newspapers. But you have to be careful so that you don’t end up getting what you never bargained for.
Choosing a Flat:
When it comes to renting a flat, there are so many options available that most people get confused and end up getting a place that they end up regretting later. Remember, you will be going to live in this place for a while so spend the time to do your homework. Research the area thoroughly to make sure that you will be getting what you want. If you like peace and quiet, look out for pubs, busy schools, sports clubs, railway lines, etc nearby. These places can be very noisy at certain periods. Make a list of the things which the flat ‘must have’ and try not to compromise on these if you can.
Select a Flatshare According to your Budget:
When looking for a Flatshare in London, you should first think about which area to live in. London is a huge city divided into 32 boroughs, each containing their own distinctive neighborhoods. In fact it is often said that London is more a series of adjoining villages than a single city. Flatshare further from Central London will have cheaper rents, but you may find your commute is longer and more expensive. There’s also the social aspect of living in a Flatshare central London to think about. You will be spending a lot of time with your new flat mates so you should be sure you will get along. Whether you are looking for a party house in Acton or a quiet professional Flatshare in Clap ham, there will be a Flatshare that’s right for you. When viewing flat shares, make sure you meet all the existing flat mates so you know you’d be happy to live with them.