How To Find The Right Flat For You In London

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:24am

Moving to a new house is a tough yet exciting adventure for anyone. It comes with the promise of a new chapter in your life and another version of you. However, there are many considerations to take into account with this decision. Thus, many people feel overwhelmed and confused as to where to start and how to make the right decision. To limit this confusion, you must start your search by answering some of the questions you may have. Managing to do this will help pinpoint the areas you need to focus on, giving you quicker and more accurate results.  Read on to get inspired!

Determine Your Budget 

Before you begin to understand rent prices and the range that you should expect to pay for all the requirements you want in your new abode, you must determine how much you are willing to spare for rent and other monthly bills. Different rent arrangements might go better with your salary. For example, if you get paid every week, you can find some homes where the rent is paid per week. Or, you can pay monthly rent if you get paid every month. 

Consider the Location 

Other than knowing what you want or expect from your new flat, you will need to consider the places and areas you are interested in. This will narrow down your search areas and make the whole process much easier for you. If your work schedule is flexible or you work from home, you can pick the location according to what is more convenient for you. You might also want to consider searching for the cheapest places to live in London, while making sure it still checks off the other essentials on your list. This way, you will find a home which suits your current needs and is, at the same time, at an affordable price.

Know What You Want 

There are some questions that you need to find answers to before you start looking around for a new place. Important questions include the type of house you want to live in, commute time to work, proximity to the tube, and the number of bedrooms. If you have a pet, then you must look for a pet-friendly home. 

Don’t Depend Solely on the Internet 

Taking the time and effort to search for tips and tricks in order to pick the right apartment is vital to making the right decision. However, you don’t have to get help from only the internet. Asking your friends and family and learning about their experiences will give you an idea or two regarding the things you want and what to avoid. This can often save you a lot of time and money if you manage to avoid seeking the help of real estate agencies. 

In a nutshell, never underestimate how exciting a move to a new house can be. In fact, it can be invigorating, since it gets you to explore a new neighborhood and allows you to make new friends and new memories. However, make sure to accurately specify your current needs and wants in addition to the amount of money you can pay every month/week. The budget you set for yourself should consider utility and non-utility bills, as well. And now it is time for a housewarming party.