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    I have arranged to go to several flat viewings in London over the next week, to move in with people already living there rather than rent a whole flat. I've never really done this before (or at least not in London) as I either lived in student accommodation or rented a whole place with friends. Ideally I would like to see all the places before making a decision but I know things can move quickly in London and I'm not sure how long it is reasonable to keep people waiting. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

    I would say a couple of weeks to think about the pros and cons about each

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    I think if you find a place that feels good, sleep on it. If it still feels right the next day then go for it.

    In London, the rental market is horrendous. Places can go even before you get to your viewing (not uncommon to get a text from the landlord saying it's already taken). I would wait an absolute max of 24-48 hours before confirming your decision. You can speed it up by checking non-flat things beforehand (ie seeing on Google Maps how long it'll take to get to the supermarket, to uni, to wherever, having a walk around the area before viewing rather than after etc) so that the only thing left to influence your decision is the flat itself and your flatmates if you get the chance to meet them. Do not be afraid to do things like checking the plumbing as well, as in London it can be quite dodgy.

    That said, it's not all doom and gloom - there are some really nice areas around. Good luck! :crossedf:

    it really depends on who else is interested, I've viewed somewhere (not in london) and called 2 hours later to say I'll take it and it's gone, I've booked viewings and had them cancelled before I got there... basically, decide before you go what are deal breakers and what is important so you can make sure you check those things... then if you love it take it immediately, if you like it but aren't so bothered then wait for your next viewing
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