Help me find a place to live
January 2, 2011 3:13 PM Subscribe
How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for?
posted by djgh to home & garden (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an Englishman based abroad, moving back to London in February. I've lived in London before, but all my accom was sorted out for me.
Since I'm still abroad, I can't go to estate agents and organise viewings, but I was hoping that I could put this time to good use by researching online.
So, how would you go about finding a place to live in London?
(Area recommendations also welcome)
Secondly, I also don't want to do anything stupid when it comes to the actual rental. So what should I be aware of/looking out for/wary of etc.?
More specific criteria, if certain sites/search methods are region-specific:
- Need easy access to the City (whether by tube, bus, boat, foot or bike), and would rather not have a journey of more than 45 minutes (like everyone else).
- Must be in London. Commuting from Guildford etc. not option