Top tips to find the right serviced aprartment in London
Serviced apartments in London can be hard to come across and there are several points you need to consider before taking one on. Lets can be anything from one night to three months, and they can offer an awful lot depending on your budget and criteria. Before considering taking one on, have a look at the points below:
Why would you choose a serviced apartment in London?
Serviced apartments in London are often used by businesses as an alternative to hotels as they offer home comforts and privacy that can be lacking in large hotel chains. They are kept to a high standard, just like a hotel, but allow visitors to have their own space and a more relaxed atmosphere.
When it comes to leisure breaks, many people choose serviced accomodation for the same reasons as businesses do. Their home-from-home qualities give tenants access to facilities such as a kitchen complete with crockery and a fridge, meaning all the occupier needs to do is buy perishables. Short term accommodation can also cost up to 30% less than a hotel room of an equivalent standard, so it can be a cheaper alternative for those staying for longer periods of time. The immense flexibility is also attractive as tenants often have the option to extend their tenancy at the landlord’s discretion.
Work out what you need from the property
Before considering taking a serviced apartment it is important to work out exactly what you need from it. If you are staying there for a number of months you will want there to be space to relax, eat, cook and possibly even study or work. Think about how many rooms you need in order to fulfil your purpose in the apartment – are you there to relax, work or do you simply need somewhere to sleep?
Choose a budget and stick to it
Prices for short term accommodation, especially in London, can fluctuate. Before even looking for a property, it is advisable to work out how much you have to spend, and stick to it. It is easy to get swayed into spending more when you see attractive accommodation or perks to living in certain areas but ensure you have worked out a maximum you can afford.
Think rationally about your location
London is a big place with many different suburbs and areas offering various cultures and opportunities. If you’re unfamiliar with the city, spend some time reading forums and blogs online about what each place offers. Businesses tend to focus around the EC postcode, whereas holidaymakers may wish to reside in the W1 or SW areas. Take a look around and get your bearings before settling on a location.
What facilities can you expect?
Each short term let will differ, but you can tend to expect all essential facilities and extras such as internet access, satellite TV, laundry facilities and entertainment equipment such as a television. Sometimes, services such as a weekly maid service and linen change will be included in the rent.
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