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Is it better to go with renting an apartment in London for the summer or staying in hotels?
My friends and I will be going to London and are wondering if staying in apartments are the way to go. What would be included in the cost and what bills would need to be paid or is it better to just stay in a hotel and eat out. Any advice or websites would be helpful please and thank you!
Has anyone used apartmentsapart.com?
Cheaper and better to rent for the summer. You can find shorterm rental on craiglist or at homeaway.com.
How much is the agent’s fee for renting an apartment in london? is it normally one week’s rent?
that’s what one agent told me, could i please verify this? thanks a bunch.
I live in london, and have rented for the past 3 years. The norm is that you pay a deposit which is normally 6 weeks, an agency fee mostly is 1 weeks rent, then you will pay 1 month in advance. You will also have to pay approx 35 pounds for referencing fees
renting an apartment in London?
me and my family are planning to visit London on December for the first time, we have no idea how much accommodation cost as we heard it is very expensive, we are looking for around 150 pound per week, do u think its possible to find an apartment with this price?
150 pounds a Week? Sorry you ar Not going to Find an apt rental at that low price- more likely 100 pounds per Day at the very least
the modest Bed & Breakfast* Single*Room that I am renting for october is 40 pounds per Day and that is Cheap!
You need to do your research!
Do you pay a deposit when renting a furnished apartment in London?
I would like to know if I’ll have to pay a deposit or any kind of an advance when renting an apartment in London, and if yes what the average is or how the procedure goes, as I know London isn’t cheap so I prefer being prepared than getting hit in the face.
Thanks in advance
Yes you will have to pay a deposit, of usually a month or a month and a half, plus they will want the first months rent in advance as well. I’m sorry the other contributors have had such bad experiences, I have heard of this happening (and I am in no way suggesting that it didn’t happen to them) but I guess I have always been lucky in that I have always got at least most of my deposit back, although sometimes I have had to negociate a bit for what constitutes reasonable wear and tear (which they are not allowed to charge you for) versus damage caused by you……
It does require thorough cleaning, including carpet cleaning etc though, even if it really wasn’t that clean when you got it! Also, make sure you read your lease particularly regarding hanging pictures on the walls, often that’s something they will quibble about. Basically, I’ve found that if I treat the place as if I owned it, and leave it in a condition that I would be happy to move into, I have been refunded most of my deposit.
On another note, you may also be expected to pay your own contents insurance for your personal stuff, which might be another expense you havent considered. The landlord should be insured for his stuff so you shouldn’t be expected to pay for that in case of fire, theft, leaking roof etc but it usually won’t cover your personal things.
i need some sites for renting an apartment in london please?
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