Accommodation deals we offer our clients
We have relationships with some of the UK’s top accommodation providers, allowing you to make some great savings.
London Shared specialises in providing fully furnished rooms in beautiful homes within desirable areas of London, predominantly South West. They only operate in safe, popular areas with great transport links. They take care of all the bills, including the WiFi, and send a cleaner weekly to make sure your home is always spick and span, leaving you to concentrate on building your London life and make the most of the instant social circle within the household.
To get in touch with them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following details and they will send you a list of available options:
- When are you looking to move?
- How long do you want to stay for?
- What’s your budget?
Let them know that you found their details through 1st Contact and you won’t pay any administration fees, plus London Shared will offer you three-month terms, giving you flexibility when choosing a place to live.
Roomgo, the world's leading flat share website, was founded in 1999 with the aim of matching people advertising a spare room with those looking for a room. Roomgo will help you find the perfect roommate through their extensive search features. Over the last 18 years, they have served over 25 million customers and organised more than 5 million flat shares.
Roomgo offers a basic and a premium membership. There is no charge for the basic membership.
Movebubble is the app to find, view and rent properties in London. The Movebubble team are on a mission to make renting better for renters, and have designed an app with this in mind. You can book viewings, chat to agents, and make your offer, all within the app. Movebubble can also advise you on how to get the best rental price. What’s more, you get a free takeaway meal on your first night in your new home! Download the app today to get moving with Movebubble!
Established in 1999, Crenns Properties is a family run business providing private rooms in Central & West London, from as short as a month’s stay to as long as you would like. To make it easier for you to budget your stay, your rent covers “everything”; this includes WiFi, laundry, tax, weekly cleaning of common areas, gas and electricity - there’s nothing else to pay!
We have clean, comfortable, secure and well-maintained rooms in residential houses. They are close to public transport and in, or with quick and easy access to, the heart of London.
Providing good quality and value, everything we offer is owned by us and managed and maintained with pride by our team. Our aim is to make you feel safe and at home.
Lyvly helps people moving to London settle quickly and ease into their new city life from day one. They have a fast-growing community of 400+ members living in rooms across London. You can live with vetted housemates in two- to six-bedroom homes and the rent covers your bills, Wi-Fi, cleaning and household consumables.
Lyvly’s focus is making London a less lonely place, especially for new arrivals. There are community leaders in every neighbourhood to introduce you to the area and regular events and meet ups for the entire community to connect.
If you’re interested, you can check out the rooms at lyvly.uk/homes.
There are 3D tours of all of the rooms, so you can have a look round before you’ve even arrived in the UK. If you’re unsure about where’s best for you to live, the member sales team will be able to guide you through the process.
Tips for finding accommodation in the UK
The key to finding your perfect UK home is to have a very clear idea of what it is you're after before you start searching, and then to start searching as early as possible. It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you first start looking at the UK property market, but these helpful hints should set you on the right path.
These are two of the most important things you'll need to consider before you start looking. If you're going to be renting - this will most likely be your biggest expense while you're in the UK. You'll need to weigh up the cost of rent against your other expenses and figure out exactly how much you can afford to spend on rent each month.
As a general rule, rent tends to become cheaper and properties bigger the further you move from London and other major metros. However, if you're going to need to travel into London regularly, the cost of rent should be weighed up against the cost of commuting.
2. The neighbourhood
Whether you're going to be staying near the city centre or somewhere closer to the countryside, it's always a good idea to do some research into your new area before taking the plunge. Spotahome is a handy tool to gauge prices; they offer accurate property descriptions and photos of accommodation all around the UK.
If you're going to be moving in with people, it is vital that you ensure every housemate has signed the lease. This will ensure that no one can legally stop paying rent or simply up and leave.
You might not become best friends with the people you live with, but it's great to live with people who are a similar age and who share common interests. RoomGo and RoomMatesUK.com are two sites that help you to find the most suitable room and roommate in the UK. People put up profiles on each site with their photo, age, occupation and a short description of their lifestyle. Those seeking rooms and roommates can get in touch with each other based on what they're looking for in a room and roommate. This is a great way to ensure that you move in with people who are like-minded and live a similar lifestyle to you.
The easy start to life in the UK