Moving to London on a budget

7 Mar 2013
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Whether you fancy a change near or far, moving is always a big step. Maybe it’s to find that perfect job, meet new people, or you just fancy something new.

Whatever your motives for moving to London, you will need to consider these factors;

How to afford moving to London

Unfortunately moving doesn't come cheap, and if you’re planning on renting your accommodation you'll need to stump up an initial deposit and usually a month's rent upfront. The deposit can be the same cash value as a month's rent.

You’ll also need to bear in mind that some rental prices are not inclusive, which means you will have to pay bills and Council Tax on top of rent which can add up pretty quickly. Remember, you’ll also need cash for food, socialising and travel costs.

Finding flatmates in London?

Once you've worked out a realistic budget, you can decide if you’d like your own place or a flat share.

A flat share can sound daunting if you’re moving in with people you don’t know, but it’s a great way of meeting people especially if you’re new to the area. Easy room mate is a great way to find a flat share and it is free to sign up. You’ll always have a chance to meet your potential flatmates before you move in.

For further information on the many different areas of London, you can check out our other forthcoming articles.

Finding a good home in London

No matter where you choose to live, this will never be easy and it pays to do a lot of research before you commit to a property.

Do some research to get an idea of how much rents are in your area as these can vary a lot!

To find about more about living in London, check out our other articles which offer a wealth of information!

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