Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free Guide on Accommodation in London - tips and things to look out for

london+rental+property+accommodation+guide+and+tipsThe other day I got another email asking me about what to look out for when finding accommodation in London. Every time I get an email asking about the same subject, I can't help but recall how frustrating the entire process was.

It can be strangely exhilarating going out on the streets, popping into rental property agents' offices going through your requirements (and your budget, ouch!) before heading home, start twiddling your thumbs and wait for the best. Or some of us might decide to cut out the middlemen and grab a copy of classified or plough through the internet for some hidden gems.

Regardless of how you go about doing that, it's going to be a tedious process. Believe it or not, it's one of those strange things that you think you're going to get better the next time round but you're not. And just when you thought you have finally found your dream accommodation, you have to start dealing with all those miscellaneous stuff that you can do without. Guess what? You'll probably end up going through the entire cycle just one year down the road. How fun is that?

I've finally decided to compile what I've learnt into one neat document. In What to Look Out For When Finding your Accommodation in London, I gave some tips and guidelines on what to look out for, the charges involved and certain pitfalls to avoid. Just fill out the simple form below to have it delivered to your email.

I hope this will help make your property hunting a little less tedious. Welcome to London!

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10 comments:

Lucie said...

Ah, yes, it's that time of the year - September. Students arrive for courses, people who finished studying arrive for work. I hate house hunting too. Funnily enough I just wrote about it on my blog a few days ago. :o)) Thank God my apartment and me are in relative harmony. I refuse to move again! Done it nine times in the last seven years - enough is enough. :o))

Eden said...

They say that one of the most successful things in life besides planning a wedding is moving. What a bore. I work in the property market so (in the commercial department)so we are the ones dishing out all the advice. Keep searching girl and don't give up till you find your treasure.

cool web design said...

It is really informatic.... thnks for posting...

C K said...

@Lucie,
Nine times in the last seven years? Gosh! That must have taken a toil. I have no idea how you managed that. I don't suppose you're one of those that can pack everything you own in a single suitcase?

@Eden,
Any tips for the residential rental property hunter then? :)

@cool web design,
Hmm, thanks!

Francis Bell said...

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Eden said...

Sorry, very out of touch with resi rental market but i can refer you to someone in my office who may be able to help you. Try speaking to my colleague called Dorian. His number is 020 7843 9182. If you asked me about purchasing a residential property then i would have been able to help you. Good luck with your search.

C K said...

@Francis,
Hi there, thanks for stopping by and I hope you aren't only there to drop your link. :)

@Eden,
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, we are a singaporean couple who own a 1 bedroom apartment property in dalston, london. if you would to rent or buy our property, pls drop me an email at alvinash34 <@> gmail.com
we hope to rent it out to students or working professionals.

Serene said...

I can't find the form?

C K said...

@Serene,
The form (with name and email address fields) is just below the post. Can you see it?