Top Tips on How to Find a Room London
Finding a room in London can be extremely difficult. The city is vast and there always seem to be far more prospective tenants than there are available properties.
What’s more, rents tend to be expensive and many rooms are not only small but also miles away from public transport links and/or within less than desirable areas. To make life a little easier, here are a few tips on how to find a room London professionals would die for.
Find a Room London Tip 1
Start your search by determining what it is you are looking for. Factors to consider include:
- Your budget
- The type of property you would like to live in
- Transportation (i.e. public transport links)
- Parking and security
- Shopping facilities, amenities and services
- Outdoor spaces nearby
- Noise levels
If, for example, you intend to work/study a lot in your new home, you would obviously not want a room above a bar with live music keeping you awake all night.
Find a Room in London Tip 2
Next, decide which area of London you would most like to live in. This again involves considering the factors listed in tip 1.
Finding a Room in London Tip 3
Having decided what you are looking for in a property and what area you wish to live in, you can commence your search. You can usually find a myriad of rooms in local papers, estate agent’ windows and, of course, online. There are, as a matter of fact, many Websites offering free search facilities for rental properties in the capital.
Find Rentals in London Tip 4
When viewing property details, make sure to look out for hidden expenses and ‘non-existing properties. It’s sad, but all too true that some scam artists will ask you to transfer money before seeing a property – only for you to discover later that the property you wanted doesn’t exist and your money is lost. Always make sure to see properties before handing over any money, protect yourself by insisting on a rental contract and keep a note of everything you paid out.
Finding Rentals in London Tip 5
Do make sure you know whether utilities/bills are included in the advertised rent amount. If they are not, find out from existing residents how much these expenses are likely to mount up to and make sure you can afford them on top of the rent.
Find a Room London Tip 6
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