THE BEST FLATSHARES IN LONDON
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For non-Europeans, a flatshareis basically an rented apartment that is shared with a roommate to help with the living costs. Flat shares have become more common throughout London and the rest of the world and is a great option for travelers and students. Here are some of the most convenient places to find flatshares.
Flatshare London offers maid service, and the internet and electricity bills are included in the rent.
Many of its flats are refurbished and offers a variety of rooms, including single, double, and triple. Its property manager even arranges pick up from the nearest underground for new residents. That is not a luxury you see everyday in America!
Business hours are weekdays from 9am-5pm. Minimum stay can be from one week to six months, unless you request an extended contract for longer stay.
One Fine Stay
Of course, you do have the option to rent without a flatmate. If you are looking for an even shorter stay with the comfort of home, One Fine Stay provides you with the opportunity to rent someone's home or apartment while they are out of town. You also receive hotel-like services, including maid service, toiletries and free wifi. The difference is that you have the comfort of actually staying in a home or flat, instead of a hotel. It even provides you with a complimentary iPhone, loaded with the onefinestay app! They are always available to call or email for booking.
There are also good organizations that help both single and married couples search for affordable accommodations. Christian Flatshare is a non-profit organization that helps seekers find accommodation. Seekers can connect with local churches and churches can connect with seekers, free of charge.
Kingdom Houses caters to Christians with the option of a room or a house. It provides furnished rooms for both couples and singles. Bills, and full maintenance are including in the prices. The same applies for the homes, except the linen comes with a fee. There is also a month deposit required to secure a room. For a surcharge, potential residents can even include cable. Kingdom Houses is a great choice for like-minded people searching for a flatshare and is highly recommended.
Flatshare Hunting Tips:
- When searching for flatshares, always research through experienced friends and collegues.
- You can find available flatshares from sites like spareroom.co.uk, gumtree.com, flatshare.com and uk.easyrommate.com, which allows both renters and leasers to search for free. You may be required to create a free account to get started. intolondon.com caters to students and offers 1000's of rooms in both a student flat and a house.
- If you are seeking a flatmate, it is important to do background checks, check I.D. and even checking references for safety.