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Struggling To Find Affordable Accommodation? Find A Cheap London Flat With Our Advice

May 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

Are you currently a young professional or student who’s looking to move to the thriving capital of London and findcheap flats to rent in London ? Every year, more and more tenants search for accommodation within the bustling city. Nevertheless, it is the popularity of the area that makes finding affordable accommodation such a difficulty. As a result, in this article I’ll be offering advice and tips on the best ways in which to go about securing a flat which is well suited to your needs.

Prior to starting your search for a rented property, you’ll first have to identify the exact specifics of what you’re looking for. Do you wish to have a home in a particular location? Or is your financial budget the primary priority? No matter what it is you are hoping to find, you should have a precise checklist in your mind of what you are looking for. However, it is important to always remember whilst searching for London properties that there’s simply not enough rental accommodation to go around in central London and consequently you should be reasonable with what you’re going to get for your money.

When searching in London, there are usually three price range groups which potential properties come under; low-cost, value and luxury. A studio or house share would be regarded as being one of the ‘cheaper’ options, perfect for students or single professionals. However, a ‘value’ property will often be a modern building in a perfect location. If you’re interested in a ‘luxury’ rented apartment however, then if you aren’t having your PA searching for potential properties you are unlikely to achieve the funds to rent one of these properties. A London flatshare  is probably one of cheapest options as you are splitting the costs of rent amongst several people. Nonetheless, if you’re looking to obtain a flat privately then it is still easy to find flats at the lower end of the budget range.

Next, where should you begin your search? The next step in your search is to find a suitable method for finding your property. An estate agent or letting agent could be your first resource when you are searching for affordable London accommodation. A lettings agent will also have the most up-to-date information on all available properties. However, you should be aware that an agency will always have the landlords best interests at heart so will always side with them rather than you in any disputes. Additional popular search methods for finding rental properties is to search either online or even in newspapers. However, this can be quite an outdated and inefficient way of locating your perfect  cheap flat to rent in London in comparison to the highly-efficient and frequently updated internet.

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