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What is the best option for renting in London (I'm planning to move here in a few months)

I'm planning on moving to London in a few months (probably start of January), but I'm currently residing here and I have some questions: 1- Is there any chance for me to book a flat or house in advance? Like put some money down in order to assure me that when I'm back with my family, we'll already have a place to stay? 2- How could it be for me to rent a temporary flat for a month when I get back here, while I search for a more permanent residence? Will I still need all the paperwork (ID, bank account, etc) to rent this temp flat? 3- Can you recommend some agencies for me to talk to when searching for a place?

Asked on Aug 25 2013, Renting in London | Report content

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  • I am looking to buy a property to invest soon. So, it would be better if I get a tenant like you from the beginning of the purchase of house without the need to contact the agents to let . Is Woolwich or Mitcham (near Morden Tube Station) OK for you and your family? Thanks.

    Answered on Sep 6 2013, Report content
  • Hi Deleteman, I'll try to answer each of your questions. 1. Unfortunately due to demand at the moment in the market, it's unlikely that a landlord would allow you to book something for January now. Unless you pay the rent from now until January, then it is most likely that you would need to look nearer the time to secure something. 2.Short term lets are very rare at the moment, because, again, demand is so high. Landlords are actually leaning the other way at present, and many are aiming for long term lets of up to three years. If you did find one, then most landlords would still require you to pay a deposit, although it's unlikely you would need all of the normal documentation as you would only need to pay everything for the one month up front. 3. Agents have so many different landlords on their books that their rules will change from home to home, so the best option you'll have is to look for a home that you like and then contact that agent to see what they can offer. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Sep 6 2013, Report content

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