If you’re moving to London from abroad, you may be overwhelmed by the challenge of trying to find property in London from a distance. While the Internet is a marvellous resource and it will give you an idea of what areas you may like to live in and the type of property that may suit your requirements, you’ll soon see that the rental property market is somewhat different to what you’re used to.
Yes and No. Many estate agents have excellent services for people moving to London from abroad, but the it’s important to note that each estate agent only holds stock for their specific area of London – not so convenient when you may want to view several properties in different areas of London before choosing your new home. If you do use the large property aggregators like Zoopla and Right Move (both excellent property search engines) you’ll still have to contact each agent individually and set up an appointment to view the flat. If you happen to fancy a property that is on the market through a different estate agent, you’ll have to repeat the process.
You can go to the estate agent direct and ask to see as many properties as you can, but it’ll just be in that area, or from the stock that the agent has on their books. THERE IS NO MLS IN LONDON.
We’re not an estate agent, though we work WITH ALL estate agents in London, FOR YOU.