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Good advice on how to find a room to let in London

Posted by admin on 14/02/2016
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The arrival of thousands new people from eastern European community countries made the search for a good accommodation in our big city more difficult than ever

Depending on the location and the price your search could take 3-4 weeks on average to find the room you like within your desired area and budget

Here are some good tips to help you find your room in London faster:

Start your search on a well known site with many new rooms listed everyday , you can try we specialised in advertising rooms only, Many landlords trust us to find quality tenants for their room  of all kind, single rooms, double rooms, bedsits and studios

Local news agents, grocer shops and supermarkets also have a section for local advertising, it maybe  a good idea to check that out

Asking your friends or colleagues also helps, they may know of a room to let nearby or someone advertising a flat or house share

Be fast to act and contact the owner or landlord, giving the fact that landlords gets on average 30-50 enquires so you must act very fast to arrange viewing

Be prepared to pay deposit and advanced rent almost all landlords will require both, it also a legal requirement for the landlord to check you ID

Show that you are the right person, making sure your explain to owner your current situation ex, employed, student, .. and the means you have to pay the rent

Who is sharing, what?  You need to ask questions to find out how many people living in the premises and the facilities that property has, ex shared kitchen, bathrooms, washing machine,…

Local amenities is also an important factor, depending on your requirements, try to find out the local transport network, shops and restaurants, it also advisable you spend a good time walking around the local area making sure it is safe and  suits your need

Read next: What to say when you meet the Landlord

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