How to find a decently-priced studio flat in London?
March 4, 2007 3:19 PM Subscribe
How to find a decently-priced studio flat in London? I have looked everywhere you can imagine: Gumtree, Findaproperty, etc etc etc and am getting super frustrated with hours of unsuccessful virtual househunting...
posted by heartofglass to society & culture (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
As I was ready to surrender to these so-called 'introduction services' (Flatland, Flatfinder, Spacelet and the like) I came across a load of really bad reviews of these services (they just don't have the properties they claim they have) and found out it is actually illegal to charge for viewings.
Still, these agents seem to dominate the web - 9 out of 10 studio flats advertised on the web are apparently managed by them. It is frustrating - people lured into paying £70/80 for these services are inadvertently feeding this big scam!
In the meantime, I need to move by the end of the month and can't seem to find anything in west london (around hammersmith, shepherd's bush, etc) that is not super expensive and managed by a reputable agent. Any ideas? Thanks!