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    Basically my parents are willing to pay for a couple of years of mortgage until I have a job if I find a flat

    Basically I'm looking for a studio flat with a bathroom and kitchen, I don't think my parents would stretch much beyond about £170-180 to be honest

    Any reccomendations as to how I can find this sort of place and any estate agents you've ever used who you had good experiences with?

    Or is anyone selling a flat? :p:
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    It depends which area of central London.
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    Kings Cross. Bloomsbury, Camden, Shoreditch, Holburn, Islington, Angel, Russel Square, Soho, Notting Hill, Paddington

    I'd be willing to live around South Bank too just because I love the area
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    http://www.findaproperty.com/ ... enjoy.
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    Expensive areas; go around those areas and find the local estate agents there.
    Foxtons
    Winkwork
    etc
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    don't go anywhere near foxtons. My parents' friends were going to buy a house which was for sale with them but basically the agents leaked confidential financial info to the seller before the offer was accepted in order to try and get a higher price for the property (ie they knew the buyers could afford to pay more) and apparently it's common practice within the company. So yeah, they'll try and screw you over for money. STAY AWAY! :ninja:
    Also, you'll get a LOT more for your money if you go slightly away from the centre - you could probably get a one bedroom flat for the same price rather than a studio if you go about 15mins journey out of the very centre of town.
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    I'm looking for one in south kensington, prices are sratospheric though.
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    (Original post by a_t)
    Basically my parents are willing to pay for a couple of years of mortgage until I have a job if I find a flat

    Basically I'm looking for a studio flat with a bathroom and kitchen, I don't think my parents would stretch much beyond about £170-180 to be honest

    Any reccomendations as to how I can find this sort of place and any estate agents you've ever used who you had good experiences with?

    Or is anyone selling a flat?
    For that price range you could probably get a decent place in Camden Town, Somers Town, Mornington Crescent, Kentish Town or Tufnell Park. They're quite near to your uni too.

    Best thing to do is grab a copy of Loot or the local paper (Camden New Journal or Camden Gazette), check out the property pages and ring the estate agents you're interested in
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    Google Stern studios. Thats all they sell. And be prepared to be shocked at the prices.
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    (Original post by Suffolkb)
    Google Stern studios. Thats all they sell. And be prepared to be shocked at the prices.
    £200K plus for studio flats

    Gonna have to go a bit further out of central for my budget, this sucks
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    omg... nice
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    Zone 2 is alright.
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    £200k for a studio within the ring road sounds about right. (it doesn't, but you know what I mean)

    Just pop slightly northwest of centre and you might be able to get a one-bedder for £180k. God I wish my folks could buy me one.
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    you lucky buggar
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    (Original post by RosePetal)
    Expensive areas; go around those areas and find the local estate agents there.
    Foxtons
    Winkwork
    etc
    fixed: Winkworth
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    I live by Ealing Common, which is a really nice place and 20 mins from the very centre of London on the central line from Broadway. Somewhat cheaper to live there, too. You need to be looking at places like that, really.
 
 
 

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