Relocation to London, or to any other city for that matter, isn’t what one might call a simple process. It takes a lot of effort, careful planning, and deep research. Not to mention the stress of landing in a new, different city while most of your friends and family members are an ocean away from you.

Having a safe haven, a comfort zone if you will, is quintessential to your mental condition after the relocation. In simpler words, we all need a place to call home. A home that’s as close to your desires and expectations as possible.

That said, a perfect home doesn’t have to be an expensive one. You can pay less for the same property that otherwise may have cost you a fortune thanks to a little handy thing called timing.

Yes, a flat in London varies in worth depending from the month or even time of the month. So, what are the best and worst times of the year to find a perfect home in London?

Best time

We are actually approaching the season of cheap rent in London as we speak. November and December are amazing months for picking a new home.

The end of autumn and the beginning of the holiday season are typically quiet months for state agents because the armies of students have already settled in, people who are moving for work are here as well, and those willing to pay a visit to family for the holidays usually look for short-term accommodations or simply stay with their close ones.

Needless to say, rent plummets through the ground (if compared to the usual property prices in London) giving you the perfect chance to strike and land that sweet deal!

You’d be surprised, but the same can be said about the beginning of the summer. People are typically choosing vacation hot spots instead of decent accommodation in June so you can still get a great flat for a moderately lower price while avoiding spending your first month in the Smoke in the cold of winter.

Worst time

August and September are literally the worst imaginable time for property hunting in the Smoke because a small army of 100,000+ students is returning to the capital from their holidays. Each of them needs a place to stay for the rest of the year.

Don’t worry too much though. Three are plenty of properties available for rent in this time. There’s enough room in the Smoke for everyone. The tricky part about renting in August-September is that a lot of the cooler places get let really quickly.

That, and the fact that property prices skyrocket make the end of summer and the beginning of autumn the worst time to rent in London.

But what if I need to settle in now?

Don’t worry guys. That’s not a problem for us. It’s not even an inconvenience. Our unique network of 60+ agencies unites every property in London into a single network that allows us to guarantee that you’ll find your perfect home in but a single day. And our settling-in service will take care of everything else!

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By BLOG | 23 Sep 2022 | General