Unlike agencies selling real estate, those who rent it are less regulated and do not fall under the provisions of the 1979 Estate Agent Act. And the prices of rooms in London are still ridiculously high and finding home rentals can be quite depressive experience if you do not know how to swim the murky waters constantly confused by the profession “Lodging agent.” Post a brief revelation Steve Lucas – formerly of such an agency and author of the book “Inside EA: A Behind the Scenes Look at How Estate Agents Operate”, and the site HouseSimple.co.uk.
At the apartment has shown high interest “There has been lots of interest”
Interest is well. But no concrete commitments. Get ready to leave their pledge your left kidney to be able to pay the deposit. Another possible reason is that there is somewhere in the chambers of the house has large patches of mold, etc.
It has all modern facilities “All modern fixtures”
But it is very likely that these modern for its time equipment have been purchased in 1995, for example. In most cases, these municipal facilities simply have not delivered enough recently to go to the “modern”.
… and all the other rooms on the market on which they should find a tenant, perhaps? This label sticks hundred percent of any accommodation that is available, without thinking for a second what they want to say this.
“Within walking distance”
Steve Lucas: “cunning words. Walking distance, but for whom? For my grandmother or Jessica? If you play by the rules, the distance should be reported as “walking” only if it is measured to fit within 1 mile or 10-minute walk “
“To a trendy neighbourhood or Tube station”
Except your street by some unwritten law never has a part of that” destination “. Agencies always feel obliged to some upbeat sticky label where the dwelling is located, and along with this comes out and all stations in London to qualify for the “fashion” (as long as you are close to your home, of course).
Certainly, one thing you will be advised even by real estate agencyа and this is to clean professionally your rented property when you moving out. I have good experience with end of tenancy cleaning in East London.