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UK property website highlights Olympic property rentals

5th March 2012

Zoopla.co.uk sees 161% increase in ‘Olympic’ searches over last 4 weeks

With only 5 months to go until the London Olympics, leading UK property search website Zoopla.co.uk has launched a section on its website displaying houses and flats available to rent in London as short-term lets during the summer, making it easy for the millions of international visitors heading to the capital for the Games to find accommodation.

With hotel room availability in the city during the Olympics almost non-existent at this stage, short term property rentals in London are proving very popular and Zoopla.co.uk has seen an increase of 161% in searches for the term ‘Olympics’ on its website over the past four weeks alone, a trend that is almost certain to grow over the coming months.

With almost 1,000 properties in London currently listed to rent during the Olympic period, there is a vast range of options to select, from a one-bedroom flat for £200 per week within walking distance of the Olympic Stadium to a six-bedroom house in trendy Notting Hill for £30,000 per week.

All Olympic lets - www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/property/london/?keywords=Olympic let

Nick Leeming, Business Development Director, Zoopla.co.uk said: “International demand for short-term property lets in London over the summer is set to be fierce. With hotel rooms having been booked out months, and in some cases years, in advance short-term property rentals are a great alternative. And many London homeowners looking to escape the capital during the Games are offering up their homes as a way to cash in.”

Zoopla’s top 5 tips for international visitors looking to secure an Olympic rental:

  1. Use a reputable lettings agent, such as one listed on Zoopla.co.uk
  2. Be prepared to make a quick decision to avoid any disappointment
  3. Have all relevant references & identification paperwork needed ready
  4. Check the location & nearest transport links using Zoopla map view
  5. Make sure any deposit paid is protected by a tenant deposit scheme

Example rentals currently available:

  1. 1 bed flat to rent: Arlington Road, London NW1 - £3,900 pcm (£900 pw)
  2. 3 bed flat to rent: Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 - £6,067 pcm (£1,400 pw)
  3. 3 bed terraced house to rent: Maidenstone Hill, London SE10 £7,150 pcm (£1,650 pw)
  4. 5 bed detached house to rent: Kidbrooke Gardens, London SE3 £34,667 pcm (£8,000 pw)
  5. 5 bed property to rent: Calabria Road, London N5 £21,667 pcm (£5,000 pw)

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For further information, please contact PR Team on pr@zoopla.co.uk or +44 (0)20 3873 8770.

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