Renting is hard, the rental market moves fast! Plus, there are so many platforms to search for properties on… where do you start?!
London itself is expensive and finding a flat that fits your budget can seem like an impossible task. homie.rent has put together the three biggest tips on how to make your flat hunt go smoother. Read on to ensure you get the most for your money out of your next flat hunt.
Take a look at ground floor flats
Although ground floor flats may not be everyone’s preference, this can make them great value for money due to them being slightly less in demand. Not only this, but ground floor spaces have a tendency to boast more space, higher ceilings and even a garden, meaning you get more for your monthly rent.
Got an area in mind? Similar areas can be your saviour
London is costly, it’s a known fact. Your ideal area can feel unobtainable with rent. However, broadening your search to similar areas can really help. For example, you may have your heart set on West London and the likes of Notting Hill and Earl’s Court, yet Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith are great alternatives where you can get more for your money, better connections and an area which is just as vibrant as the former.
Personalise your offer
This is such a simple thing to do yet not many renters do it. Sending over a short bio about yourself is a really easy way to differentiate yourself from other renters, it also allows the landlord to get a sense of who you are and can be the difference between your offer being accepted and the landlord choosing another renter. This is extremely important if offering below the asking price, as it could make all the difference between your offer of £425pw on a £450pw asking price being accepted.
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