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How to rent a room in london

Postby Chic_lili » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:33 am

So many many people from france, italy, spain, are coming to this country to improve anew language
nobody know how to rent a room and the can make so many mistakes...
someone doesnt get back his money `cause they don`t know who`s the right way to have a place to stay
i`m living here since 2005, that`s why i`m writing, i just wanna help giving advice to who wants to have a safe place!
u can now contact me through this forum! if u need a help, i`ll be right by your side ;)
enjoy london
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Need room for rent...

Postby poland123 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:38 pm

HI
I want room rent in london and we are couple and we wish to come next month in london so write me detail about room rent but onething it should be cheap and good location might be in central london or it can be little far not so much so you have like this place for us ?

waiting for your answer
Thanking you :) :)

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Re: How to Rent a Room in London

Postby mony_y » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:18 pm

Hello,

i' m mony from italy
i' ve read your post.i' m looking a cheap 1 bedroom flat to rent in august/ sept.
Could you help me? Could you give me any suggestions, clues ?
Is there a good site for renting?
Whic is the less expensive london 's zone ?

Thank you very much!!!!

Bye , mony
thi.nika@yahoo.com

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Re: How to Rent a Room in London

Postby Mandarinas » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:13 pm

Hi guys,
just look for the apartments at the gumtree.com.
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby Singaporeaninlondon » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:05 pm

Given a choice, all of us would like to rent somewhere in central London, with good transport links and in desirable areas but more often than not budget is the main restricting factor.

I find the book "London for Londoners" quite a good resource if you have not zoom in on a particular area in London to reside as yet. It gives a good breakdown of pros and cons of living in each area.

After you have decide on an area, I would recommend going to either rightmove.co.uk or zoopla.com to for a guideline of current rental prices. Approach gumtree.com if you don't mind renting from landlords direct, otherwise head to the area and look for property agents on the main thoroughfare. Good thing about agents is that you'll get to see a number of properties at once and all relevant paperwork will be done nicely.

Of course there are a number of things to look out for as well. I've written down some of them at http://www.singaporeaninlondon.com/2010/08/london-accommodation-tips-for.html. Might be of some help to you.

Hope that you'll find your property soon!

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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby RCG » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:47 pm

When you decide to travel to London for work bsucar knew this meant a place to stay.
I report many sites that I rented apartments, but did not want to invest much.
This is how through a friend knew of a place of cheap accommodation with service cheap bed and breakfast in london, and tell me I do not regret it at all choose this option, as they have quality, price and first class service.
It is difficult to rent for all apartments in foreign cities, which is why I recommend this type of information.

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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby plue82 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:08 pm

Hi everyone,
my friend rent rooms in London you can contact her (zone 3, 20 mins by tube to go in center.
Rosa: italian2006@hotmail.co.uk (between £80 and £100/week, depending how long u stay)
It is a really nice house i spent 2 months and had a lot of fun there ^^

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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby texkourgan » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:34 am

For people looking at moving to London, check out the EasyExpat guide that offers info on accommodations: http://www.easyexpat.com/en/guides/united-kingdom/london.htm

For people looking for a place to stay when visiting, EasyExpat had a helpful article about hotel alternatives: http://easyexpat.blogexpat.com/blog/exp ... lternative. I have had success with AirBnB

Happy travels!
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby david79 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:53 am

Hi,

You should look towards central London which has some great newly constructed home available for rent as well as for sale too. With good transport links and other required amenities too the central areas such as Kensington, Belgravia and Marylebone become more famous. For that, you can also take a good London letting agent advice too.
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby Christina Dent » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:33 am

Nowadays it is not very difficult to find rental properties, thanks to good real estate firms who make this task a lot easier. There are many reputed real estate firms in London and many more, where they give you amazing offers on rentals and properties for sale as per your budget.
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby AarenAce » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:15 am

go to united kingdom on CL and look up places. there are rental agents that can help you not get taken. on CL advertised. don't send any money now if you see a place you may like.

Most people look on Gumtree under the Flatshares Offered section
http://www.gumtree.com/flatshare-offered/london
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby Cyrilexpat » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:04 am

AarenAce wrote:go to united kingdom on CL

What is CL? (Leisure something?)
Take a few seconds to upload a :arrow: profile photo: it will be nicer and all your messages will have a much greater visibility 8-)
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby texkourgan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:08 am

I would guess CL is referring to Craigslist. In Berlin, there are often English postings for accommodation on Craigslist but they tend to be slightly more expensive. You also must be especially vigilant as there is no outside source verifying that these are not scams. That said we have had good experiences using short-term rentals on the site - but be careful!
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby lewis23 » Mon May 20, 2013 11:33 am

Firstly, get your eyes on details and read in between the lines to make sure there will be no hidden charge. Be aware that some meeting rooms, which seem to be too cheap to be true, are actually not cheap at all.
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby Cyrilexpat » Tue May 21, 2013 8:38 am

lewis23 wrote:Firstly, get your eyes on details and read in between the lines to make sure there will be no hidden charge. Be aware that some meeting rooms, which seem to be too cheap to be true, are actually not cheap at all.

Please no more advertising for the "fantastic" :roll: service of plazzaestate... you colleagues have already spammed the forum! :evil:
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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby georgethompson » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:47 pm

Hi, I'm George, Australian living the last years in London. For accommodation try

http://londonroomforum.co.uk/

no fees and easy to use. Cheers!

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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby carlabruni » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:42 pm

You can find a rent a room in London with the help of https://www.estatestudent.com. It provides list of rooms for rent in London.

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Re: How to rent a room in london

Postby sam12 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:43 pm

I have stayed at sterling de vere properties. They have great rooms.
https://www.sterlingdeverelondon.com/

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