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Looking to Move to London? Here are Some Tips!

With its diverse history, culture, and never ending list of things to do, it’s no surprise that London is an incredibly popular place to live. If you’re looking to rent or buy a property in London, though, it can be incredibly stressful. Where do you even start to look?


With its diverse history, culture, and never ending list of things to do, it’s no surprise that London is an incredibly popular place to live. If you’re looking to rent or buy a property in London, though, it can be incredibly stressful. Where do you even start to look?

Well, if you want to find a new home in London, maybe our tips and tricks will help.

Finding a Property in London

Unfortunately, no one’s going to wander up to you and hand over some keys for a shiny new property. Demand is high in London, so you can expect to spend some time looking before finding a property that suits your requirements.

The best places to look for property in London are the bigger websites with lots of properties advertised, for example Right Move and Zoopla; but local Real Estate Agents will prove invaluable during the process, also.

London is a vast city, and not all areas are equal in quality and housing opportunities. Make sure you take advantage of your Real Estate Agent’s local knowledge, and do lots of your own research before choosing a place to live to avoid any unpleasant surprises once you’ve signed all the agreements.

Tips and Tricks

Because demand is so high for property in London, you’ll need to have a few tricks up your sleeve that’ll help you make the most out of the property you’ll be living in.

Spend some time in the city first

Moving to a big city can be a massive source of culture shock. If you already work in London and are looking to move in for simplicity’s sake, you’ll probably be okay, but if you’re unfamiliar with the city, try to spend a few days there before making the decision to move. Although this isn’t a tip to find property, it can help you acclimatize to the atmosphere, and see what parts of the city you like best.

Know what you want

Just like with any new area, you need to know what you want from your new home. Decide on the type of property you’re looking for ahead of time, choose the general sort of area you’d like to live in, and set a budget. Rental and purchase prices are high in London, make sure you’ve got the budget to cover them.

but be prepared to compromise

Unfortunately, you might just not be able to get exactly what you want first time around. This isn’t so much of a problem with rental properties, as you can always move on at a later date, but it will necessitate at least some level of compromise.

Once you’ve decided on exactly what you want from your property, decide on the areas you’re willing to compromise. This will make finding a suitable property much easier in the long run.

Ask around

Most people choose to move to London because they know people who live there, or work in the area. There’s no more valuable resource than locals for finding out what a place is really like. Use those contacts and ask around before making the decision to move; their specific knowledge will make up for the lack of other dedicated resources for moving to the Big Smoke.

Real estate, redefined

Finding property to move into when it comes to relocating to London can be incredibly daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone. Domobase connects clients with the finest land lords and Real Estate Agents, easily. Simply fill in your details, and tell us the type of property and area you’d like to live in, and wait to be contacted.

For Real Estate Agents looking to apply to join Domobase for free alerts whenever a client is seeking property in your area, follow this link.

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.