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Guide to Renting in London

All you need to know

For executives on short placements in London or people who need flexibility in their life plan, renting is an excellent option.

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Rented properties in West London can combine the elegance, style, and comfort of a residence with the amenities of a hotel and the ability to move out at short notice and at affordable cost.

Short Lets Renting is a popular way of securing a property in West London. It's ideal especially for short term stays or if your future plans are fluid.

The standard form of tenure is the Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

The main factor when choosing a location to rent in West London, is access to transport links, with proximity to a tube station being top of most people's priority list. Next, comes local amenities such as shops, schools, gyms and sporting facilities and restaurants.

Now consider what accommodation you require. How many bedrooms? Do they need to be single or double? Must any of the bedrooms have ensuite facilities? How important is outside space such as a garden or terrace?

If you are looking for a flat or house, some period buildings are attractive and benefit from larger rooms with higher ceilings. New builds are also a popular choice throughout West London and will come with modern design and the latest technology. We will endeavor to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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When you have identified the place you would like, make an offer. If it is accepted we will start our comprehensive administrative process by undertaking references for you. Assuming these are satisfactory, you will receive a copy of the Tenancy Agreement and any other necessary forms. We advise tenants to read these carefully.

Make sure the agreement is clear about which bills are included and/or excluded in the rent. It is usual for all bills to be excluded from the rental agreement. Council Tax is usually payable by the tenant.

You will now get an invoice for the various charges due, including the first month's rent, a deposit (usually equivalent to six or twelve week's rent, depending on your individual circumstances) and the letting agency's fee for drawing up the contract and taking references.

The deposit will be lodged within 30 days of the commencement of the tenancy with a Government approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme for your peace of mind.

There will also be a charge for taking the initial inventory (the tenant will pay for the check out report at the end of the tenancy).

You should also be ready to inform the utility companies of the new tenancy unless Orchards of London is appointed to manage the property, in which case our property managers will handle this task.


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