If you are searching for property to rent in London, finding a suitable one is the easy part with the plethora of deluxe apartments and houses available. Be cautious, however, about signing your lease, as you don't want to end up with a home you dread going back to.
To avoid this, we recommend you visit several London apartments or houses before selecting one and if time permits, create a list of your requirements and bring this along on property viewings.
Once you have selected a home which fits your requirements and have satisfied yourself that the amenities important to you are within easy reach, spend a few days observing your new neighbourhood by:
- Visiting it at different times of the day and on the weekend.
- Talking to your potential neighbours and any trades people in the area.
You will then have a clear picture of what to expect should you decide to live here. Only after you're certain the district is suitable, sign the lease; especially if it's long-term.
Don’t rush the rental process. Before committing to an apartment, visit the community during different times of the day – perhaps in the evenings and on the weekends when most of the residents are at home.