Moving to the big, bright city of London can be a real brain teaser when it comes to finding London rentals. All of its large boroughs, variety of neighborhoods and tucked-away alley flats can be a dizzying, time consuming and expensive task. Since properties range from fairly expensive to overwhelmingly expensive and they can either be small and old with little space or large and spacious with amazing views, you should know how to seek out London rentals that meet your particular needs.
Are You Looking for Cheap, Luxury, or a Good Value Rentals?
The first place to start is with your budget. You should determine your available finances for London rentals and see whether or not you want to find a cheap or luxurious flat, or you are on the hunt for that rare good value rental.
Your situation upon arriving to the city will determine a great deal. Are you a backpacker with limited funds only settling temporarily in London before striking out across Europe or other horizon? Do you have a good paying job that you’re transferring to and, if not, what are your resources while you look for work?
Cheap Rentals – There are several options if you are only looking for a cheap place to stay. You can rent a room or studio in a home or you can find a flatmate to share a flat with. Short term flats are also an option if you can find one at a reasonable rate.
Luxury Rentals – These are the easiest to find as they are scattered throughout the city in a variety of very nice and attractive neighborhoods. If you can afford luxury London rentals then you will usually get spacious apartments or homes with lots of storage, great views, and in desirable locations.
Good Value Rentals – This is the most elusive property of them all because most people coming to this grand city are diligently searching for good value rentals. A good value is normally a flat that is self contained, either modern (as in a complex) or has been modernized, is in good overall condition, and doesn’t have too high of a rental fee.
How to Locate Good Rentals
Many people looking for London rentals use the traditional methods of searching newspaper ads or browsing availabilities over internet message boards and certified ad sites. However, there are several stifling problems with these methods.
First of all, people are constantly moving to the capital of the United Kingdom in search of good apartments so the competition is fierce. In many cases, by the time you locate what looks to be a good possibility, contact the landlord for a viewing appointment and make the trip to the location, the property has already been taken. The second problem lies in either misrepresented properties or scams, both of which can cost you precious cash.
It is far better to save all that searching time and transportation money and utilize it wisely by hiring a property agent such as London Relocation Specialists. Our agents are well versed in market prices so can get you the best prices, know local areas well so can find all the things you’re looking for, and can do all the leg work necessary for locating a shortlist of London rentals choices from which to select. We can also assist you with a variety of other moving details.