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Moving to London, Any suggestion

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  1. Pisces

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    I'll go to London at the end of November. It's permanent moving, any suggestions for accommodation are welcome!

    We're a couple, and our budget is around £100 per week.
     
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    Check out Hogwarts. I heard its a chill spot but if you dont like wizards or witches I dont recommend it. Plenty of entertainment venues too (Diagon Alley, Quidditch, etc) Hope that helps.
     
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    buy as much pot as you can. oh and don't forget to learn their lingo. sometimes it can be confusing.
     
  4. onetoo3com

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    £100 a week I'd stay put.
     
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    £100 per week for a couple in London for accommodation???
    your gonna be slumming it mate you'd be very lucky to find any where for just £100 per week for 1 person let a lone a couple? :(

    you maybe lucky and rent a room for £100 per week but you won't get a flat where in London are you planning to stay?
     
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    where are you from? may i ask
     
  7. Pisces

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    Currently I'm in the Netherlands. I like to try job hunting in London. I think for start we should share a flat.

    I know some sites for finding accommodation in London, If you know some others please let me know.

    gumtree dot com
    spareroom dot co.uk
    loot dot com
     
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    Hey,

    Ok Londons a big place - where in London are you heading for as it will have a great bearing on what you can get. How long are you staying and all that stuff. But £100 is not much, but let me know and see what can be done

    Cheers
     
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    you wont get far in london on that budet m8 to be honest unless you are rent free and debt free....try outside of london and commute in on the tube for work if you need to - 20-30% cheaper all round - or move midlands to north of england 20-30% cheaper again...

    Would steer clear of gumtree etc - tend to get the rip-off merchants, the two i mentioned are comparrison sites for "reputable" estate agents.

    Also use "property bee" plugin with FFox and it will tell you movement in listing prices when owners put up or decrease their asking prices - great to sniff out a rental bargain over a few weeks - tells you how long property has been on market, price % movement etc........
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    Since we don't have job yet, so the place and the distance are not matter, we prefer to rent a place for 3 to 6 months and see what will happen with our jobs or our internet business revenue.
     
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    good luck with that.. i lived in bradfor and paid almost 100 pounds a weeks just for a flat... The only affordable places i know of in london are only for nhs staff, i know that because im a nurse and wanted to go there to work and the accomadation would be 400 500 pounds/month... for a really small bedroom...
     
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    try youre best not to get stabbed or mugged.
    They do it there like its a celebration
     
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    £100 a week won't get you anything in the main part of London - maybe if you raised it to £200 a week you could get a shared place, especially if you only need one room.

    Bear in mind if you don't have a job or income to show then most agents are going to want either a guarantor, or a large chunk of rent upfront. Minimum you'll need is a 6 week deposit and a month upfront.

    Your best bet is find a flatshare on gumtree - you won't find anything through an agent with your budget I'm afraid.
     
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    is you £100 per week for just rent or to cover the cost of living as well ?

    You also need to factor in gas,elec,water,council tax,phone etc if you havent as its dear in the UK if you are trying to rent on your own or even sharing and paying a proportion per head in a shared house can soon add up.

    You want to enjoy your move and not end up staying in a grotty bedsit all the time and not being able to do owt ...my advice steer clear of the capital and move later if you want to - even most brits around here consider london expensive and choose to steer clear - the only ones who tend to be here are either:

    a) brought up here
    b) moved with work (relocation)
    c) ex tourists from somewhere who "loved" the idea of being in London
    d) rich folk (lottery winners/business geezers) who dont give a 5hit about the cost
    e) or drug dealers if you dont fit in any of the above

    or lastly "HOMELESS".......you dont want to be one of them numbers when one of the above went t!ts up.....
     
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    Actually we can pay up to £500/month for rent plus bills.
     
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    100 a week for a shared room in a shared house is still pushing it. I'd suggest upping the budget as most everyone else has said
     
  17. Delboy2424

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    Still equates to 115 per week - you will really struggle IMO but others may disagree - hope I am not pi55ing on your bonfire......good luck whichever way you choose.