Flat Sharing Tips + a £100 Discount from Myrooms

Young friends eating pizza at home

The average price of private rental in London is more than double what you’d pay anywhere else in the UK. London house prices are more than 60% higher than the national average and twice the average price compared to houses in the North East. According to Myrooms – one of the fastest growing accommodation providers in London with properties in Zones 1 and 2 – if you want to live in London and enjoy all it has to offer, flat sharing is one of your best options when it comes to achieving your dreams.

Some 670,000 households in London live in the private rented sector, a higher proportion than the national average of 14.2% (source). So as someone seeking shared residence in the capital, you’re hardly alone! Still finding the perfect flat share situation for you can seem a daunting task. Here are some tips from Myrooms to get you moving in the right direction along with a voucher code worth £100 off your first month’s rent.

Work Hard/Play Hard

When looking for your ideal room share in London, there are two main factors that every young professional will want to take into consideration; the journey to work and the local entertainment scene.  Good transport links are essential to ensure your career runs smoothly and access to a vibrant mix of local nightspots, restaurants and shops will help you make the most of your leisure time.  Commuting around London is not going to be cheap and often paying a higher rent to live in Zones 1 and 2 can work out more cost-effective than living in Zones 5 and 6. Plus, you will never be more than 5 minutes away from a tube so the whole of London’s nightlife, sights and attractions will be on your doorstep. And, because you’ll spend less time commuting you’ll conserve more of those precious hours, to maximise your London experience.

Finding Flatmates You Can Really Click With

It’s worth giving this one some thought, because life is not just about bricks and mortar and the perfect postcode.  So what’s important to you in a flatmate?  If you’ve shared before you might have an inkling, but if not make yourself a wish list. Do they smoke, what’s their attitude to the cleaning roster, do they know the price of a loaf of bread; what time do they get up and go to bed; what are their hobbies, loves, hates and viewing habits; what music do they like, full-blast or nice and quiet?  You get the picture.

Living with a stranger, can be a really exciting and beneficial bonanza, it can help you …

·        Broaden your horizons;
·        Learn new interests;
·        Network;
·        Expand your musical repertoire;
·        Experience different cultures; and
·        Learn to negotiate, compromise, persuade and influence.

Show Me The Way …

Moving to a new location can be both exciting and daunting in equal measure; that’s where Myrooms comes in.  It’s the fastest growing room-sharing service in London – for corporate and private individuals, young professionals and students. Myrooms consultants are highly trained and knowledgeable on all aspects of living in London. Driven by passion and enthusiasm, their mission is to find the right room for you and your lifestyle.  If you need a helping hand to negotiate these uncharted waters, Myrooms hands-on service will help with practical matters and provide you with objective advice.

So, if you’re ready to take the plunge Myrooms is offering £100 off your first month’s rent!  Just quote (TIKICH01) when you contact Myrooms.

Discount code must be redeemed by 31 July 2015.

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