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How do I rent a room in London?

By: Christopher PaineUpdated: December 31, 2020


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Here are the 5 steps to not only find a really nice room to rent in London, but also at a decent price.
  1. Find a nice area.
  2. Find a cheap area, near a nice area.
  3. Use ideal flatmate's filters.
  4. Chat with Alfie, the virtual assistant.
  5. Negotiate the price with several properties.

Beside this, what is the best website to rent a room?

The 9 Best Roommate Finders on the Web
  • Craigslist. Let's start with the obvious: Craigslist.
  • Padmapper. With its free, map-based interface, PadMapper makes it easy to find apartments in a particular neighborhood or even on a particular block.
  • Roomie Match.
  • Roomi.
  • Roomster.
  • 7. Facebook.
  • Alumni Networks.

Subsequently, question is, what is the cheapest area to rent in London?

The 10 Cheapest Areas to Rent in London
  1. Bexley. Number one on our list, Bexley currently has the cheapest rent in London with 1-bedroom flats averaging at £823 pcm.
  2. Havering.
  3. Croydon.
  4. Barking and Dagenham.
  5. Sutton.
  6. Bromley.
  7. Redbridge.
  8. Hillingdon.

How can I get cheap rent in London?

How to Find Cheap Places to Rent In London
  1. Know The Cheapest Areas. There are many different crowd sourcing websites that provide you with up to the minute average rental prices.
  2. Move Slightly Further Away From a Tube Station.
  3. Check Out Gum Tree.
  4. Buddy Up.
  5. Sign Up For Home Share.
  6. Become a Property Guardian.

How do I get a cheap room in London?

How to Find a Cheap Room to Rent in London
  1. Find a nice area. If you already know which area you want to be close to, you can go straight to step 2.
  2. Find a cheap area, near a nice area.
  3. Use ideal flatmate's filters.
  4. Chat with Alfie, the virtual assistant.
  5. Negotiate the price with several properties.


Is spare room safe?

By exercising a little caution you will vastly reduce the risk of anything untoward happening to you. The vast majority of SpareRoom transactions are safe and secure because we invest time, money and staff hours into making sure they are.

Where should I live in London?

Best Places to Live in London
  • Bermondsey. London. It's appearance number six on our list for this riverside neighbourhood, but who's counting when it combines modern cool with ancient atmosphere to such good effect?
  • Ealing. London.
  • Highbury. London.
  • Muswell Hill. London.
  • Notting Hill. London.
  • Peckham. London.
  • Walthamstow. London.
  • Wimbledon. London.

What does PCM mean in rent?

Per Calendar Month

What is a flatshare?

A flatshare is where two or more people live in a property together. Each person usually has their own bedroom. Where the property is a house the term is usually houseshare (although flatshare is often used for both). More about the types of shared accommodation you might find.

How do I find house share in London?

How to Find a Great Professional House Share in London
  1. Be ruthless in who you live with! There comes a time when you have to make the hard decision that living with the guy who hasn't moved on from uni isn't leading to a good living experience.
  2. Ask the right questions.
  3. Get serious about washing up.
  4. Think about cooking your own food!
  5. Take up a hobby.

What is a house share?

Flat or house sharing is commonly defined as two or more people living in accommodation together. Usually each person will have their own bedroom and typically they will share certain communal areas such as kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms.

Can I get housing with no income?

Families that have zero income may be able to live rent free using the main federal government housing voucher program known as section 8. Since the HUD section 8 housing program was created to help very low income families afford a home, by default individuals with zero income may also qualify.

Is spare room free?

SpareRoom is free to use. Anyone can post a Free Ad and contact all Bold Ads (blue), and other Free Ads (grey) more than 7 days old. To contact Free Ads less than 7 days old you'll need to upgrade to get Early Bird Access.

How much does Roomi cost?

Posting is free, but at least one of the parties — either the room poster or the person seeking a room — needs to be a paid member. That costs $24.90 for 30 days.

How much can you earn from renting a room before paying tax?

The Rent a Room scheme is an optional scheme open to owner occupiers or tenants who let out furnished accommodation to a lodger in their main home. It allows you to earn up to £7,500 a year tax-free, or £3,750 if you're letting jointly. You don't have to be a homeowner to take advantage of the scheme.

How much can I afford for rent?

To calculate how much rent you can afford, we multiply your gross monthly income by 20%, 30% or 40%, based on how much you want to spend. You can use the slider to change the percentage of your income you want spend on housing.

How do I find someone to rent a room?

There is a growing number of websites dedicated to helping people find roommates and rooms for rent. Some of the best known ones are and These websites will allow you to search by location and rent price so you won't waste your time searching for rooms you don't need to see.