Finding Accommodation

So you’ve decided on the area(s) you’d like to live, how do you then go about finding accommodation? The following are few services you’re able to use, we hope it helps you find your ideal place!

Finding Accommodation: Flat Share

SpareRoom (http://www.spareroom.co.uk/

SpareRoom is the UK’s busiest flatshare site. Every three minutes, someone finds a flatmate with them. That’s a lot of people, meaning more choice for you – and more chance of finding flatmates you really click with.

Create an ad and let potential flatmates find you. Tell them that you’ve got a room to fill or you want to find one to live in. Talk about the kind of flatshare you’re looking for. Are you looking to party every night, or just birthdays and Christmas?

They also offer a SpeedFlatmating service to assist you find your new flatmate. It’s not about what you share it’s about who you’re sharing it with, so it makes sense to check out the people first.

Gumtree (www.gumtree.com):

Gumtree also offer a listing service for Flatshare that has a large number of listings. It can be found in the property section here.

Finding Accommodation: Entire House / Apartment

Movebubble (www.movebubble.com):

Movebubble offer a free Property Search Assistant to help with finding accommodation that matches your requirements. Simply tell them what’s important to you and they’ll search all over London to find what you’re looking for. From 1000’s of available properties, they’ll find the homes that suit your lifestyle & book you in to viewings at times that suit for you.

The following sites are larger property search engines that you can use to browse available rental properties in the market.

Other options: 

Right move – www.rightmove.co.uk/

Zoopla – http://www.zoopla.co.uk/

Gumtree – www.gumtree.com

If you have any other tips or tools that you’d recommend using, leave them in the comments below.