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Renting in Central London

By Mark Hamilton

Property to let in London is not too difficult to find but there are a few points you need to think about before signing on that dotted line. Rentals can be anything from six months upwards, plus they can offer a lot depending on your funds and specification. Before making a firm decision, read the points we’ve put together to give you a helping hand.

Why choose short term accommodation

Short term lets in London are primarily used by large businesses as a substitute to hotels as they provide homely touches that can be lost in large chains, in matter how plush. The apartments are kept in great condition, just as a hotel, but also give visitors to the capital their own front door and a place where they can feel more at ease. You can find properties in Belgravia, Pimlico and Victoria for short term let.

Holiday lets

For leisure many people choose short term accommodation for the same reasons as a business. Their home-from-home qualities give tenants access to facilities such as a kitchen complete with crockery and a fridge meaning that the occupier just needs to buy perishables. It is also not unheard of short term accommodation costing up to 30% less than hotel rooms of equivalent standard so it can be a cheaper alternative for those staying for longer periods of time. The immense flexibility is also attractive as you will often have the option to extend your tenancy at your landlord’s discretion.

What you need

Before deciding upon rental accommodation it is necessary to work out exactly what you need from the property. Will you be mostly out at work or home during the day? If you are staying there for a longer amount of time you will want there to be space to unwind, eat, cook and possibly even work on a project. Think about how many rooms you need – are you there to chill out, work or do you simply need somewhere to crash?

Financial limit

The cost for rental accommodation, particularly in London, can vary massively. Before even beginning your search for a property, You should aim to decipher exactly how much you have to spend, and make sure you don’t budge. It is easy to get influenced into spending more when you see attractive accommodation or perks to living in certain areas however, try to work out a maximum you can afford before you go to avoid not being able to pay the rent in future.

Your location

London is a big place with many different suburbs and areas offering different things and opportunities. If you’re unfamiliar with the city spending some time reading forums and blogs online about what each place offers.

Work or play

Business trips tend to focus around the East Central postcode where as people who visit London for leisure time may wish to reside in a more in central West London. If you can, find some time to have a walk around before you decide on a location.


Every rental will be different but it some may include interne and kitchen good like fridges. There may also be a charge for maintenance of the building.

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