THE SIMPLY LONDON BLOG

All the information you need for your relocation to London: Renting in London, Schools in London, Practical Tips for Expats moving to London

Why you should think twice before paying a holding deposit to rent in London

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Finding the right place to live is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your relocation. For anyone viewing properties in Britain’s saturated rental market – 20% (4.7 million) of households in England rent their home – the pressure is on. As competition grows, potential tenants are becoming increasingly reliant on holding deposits to secure their ideal home. But what are they and how do they work?

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Richmond-Upon-Thames: Living riverside

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If you are hoping to live in London with your family, but the extortionate prices of central London scare you, Richmond-Upon-Thames could be the perfect solution.

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5 pitfalls you should avoid when relocating to London

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After you land in London to start your new adventure, you’ll want to hit the ground running and settle into life here as quickly as possible. You won’t want to get caught out by the capital’s quirks, its inflated prices or the UK’s political turmoil. So, here are five top tips to help you avoid those obstacles that might trip you up when you arrive in this world-class city.

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Private Living vs Co-Living: What are the differences?

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Over the past few years, co-living spaces have been popping up all over London to offer young professionals an alternative to the expensive and complicated rental market of the city. But how do they work, and how do they compare with the more traditional way of renting in London?

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The top 5 universities in London

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You’ve already chosen to study in the best city in the world – London has been ranked the number one student city on the planet for the second year running by leading global education network QS. Now it’s time to decide which of the capital’s first-class universities is right for you – the only problem is there are so many to choose from.

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