Your relocation to London will only be complete once you have found a flat or apartment to rent for the duration of your stay. If you’re going to be moving to London for a few years then you should be planning your move with the help of a professional London relocation services company. It’s the only way to get it done efficiently, quickly and with the least amount of stress.
Finding an apartment can be stressful in London and if you don’t know the city, and are a foreigner, you may find that your international relocation adventure will quickly turn into a nightmare.
The rental industry in London is highly competitive, so if you are going it alone then you’re going to have to be prepared to move fast on any rentals that become available. Many properties in London are owned by individuals and advertised privately or through an estate agent. It is important that you find an estate agent who is prepared to deal with an international relocation before you start.
Having an estate agent on your side who is experienced in the process of relocation to London from your home country could be the difference between a smooth transition and a bumpy road ahead. It might seem a bit more expensive to use London relocation agents but when you are still looking for a suitable flat three months after your arrival, you’d wish that you’d a professional from the start.
When you are renting you’ll have to e prepared to pay a deposit and the first month’s rent when you sign the lease, make sure you have the funds at the ready because there will be a crowd behind you waiting to snap up your perfect pad if you delay.
If you’re looking at prices of flats before you arrive, be aware that most flats are advertised with a weekly rate and not monthly. If you want to work out how much you’ll be paying per month you can multiply the weekly rent by 52 and divide it by 12 to get a final figure.
Dealing with estate agents in a foreign country can be a challenge, even if you do speak the same language. It’s always wise to take advice from people who know what YOU want and where you are coming from when you are planning your relocation to London.