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    Basically I was going to live in a house with my friends next year but they've picked their house and they all need to put down a £500 deposit which I can't muster up so I won't be able to live with them.

    As such I'm going to look for a flatshare or a houseshare somewhere in West or maybe Central London, I've seen tonnes of adverts for them in the local press and in shops so I'm not too worried about finding one.

    The only problem I have is that everyone I know at Uni is sorting out their accommodation now whereas I plan to wait until the summer, is this a bad idea?

    Also anyone got any advice on looking for student accommodation on their own?
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    if you leave it, the prices may come down as landlords start to panic
    also, you may not have to pay summer rent (since it may have already past) if you plan to live at home til sept/oct
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    Don't worry about rushing into it. Like the other poster said, you'd probably have to pay rent for the summer (usually half rent but some landlords are *********). It's London, there will be plenty of houses going, if there's only one of you it's even easier because people often have single places to fill. Just make sure when you go to look you have a good chat with the people already living there and try to gauge if you'll get along.

    There's quite a lot of websites for people looking for rooms, gumtree, spareroom, accommodationforstudents, for example.
 
 
 
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