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Help - anyone have a flat or house to rent from jan 30?

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SummerGrace Tue 06-Jan-15 19:53:41

Hi all, we've got ourselves in a bit of a pickle. We're completing on our house on jan 30 but haven't found anywhere to move to. We need a short term rental of about 3 months, 3 beds and preferably in the streatham/tooting/Balham/Brixton area. Oh, and we re in NZ until jan 18 showing off our new bubba just to make things more difficult. We're willing to pay up to £2800 a month. Can anyone help us out?

specialsubject Tue 06-Jan-15 19:59:14

if you don't have anywhere to move to, 3 months is tight anyway - and as you know, outside the regulated tenancy schemes.

go for a normal six month AST and start looking on rightmove etc.

looks like the budget is plenty so you can afford six months.

SummerGrace Fri 09-Jan-15 20:13:04

We ve had an offer accepted on another place with a proposed completion date of April - and Have other family related reasons for needing to be in a new house as soon as possible...

specialsubject Fri 09-Jan-15 21:05:28

ok, but that doesn't change the fact that most reputable landlords will want the protection of the six month AST.

MaraThonbar Fri 09-Jan-15 21:06:32

What about a short let in a serviced apartment?

Parietal Fri 09-Jan-15 21:19:23

Look on sabbatical homes and airbnb

crispycake Sat 10-Jan-15 14:11:26;jsessionid=9A4DF34C48CB69BBD73D2FC8B399E690?premiumA=true

Not where you said but not too far & on the northern line

Antiopa12 Sun 11-Jan-15 04:47:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Antiopa12 Sun 11-Jan-15 04:50:27

Also adding that this will be unregulated as not an assured short hold 6 month tenancy so has risks

Antiopa12 Sun 11-Jan-15 04:57:01

On reflection, agree with the previous poster go for a 6 month tenancy with a cheaper rent and you and the landlord have protection and you have that extra time in case an unexpected ddl at happens.

Antiopa12 Sun 11-Jan-15 04:57:25

Delay that is

Antiopa12 Sun 11-Jan-15 05:42:40

OP I have asked for my first post to be removed as because you are desperate and under time pressure you could be scammed. There could be fake accommodation out there being advertised by people who will take your money without there being any actual accommodation. Please be careful. Good luck in your search but a reputable estate agent and a six month assured short hold tenancy is the safest way to go.

Bowlersarm Sun 11-Jan-15 08:23:19

Agree with specialsubject in that any landlord will want the normal 6 months. Unless you can get something like a holiday let, but they tend to be very expensive.

Kracken Sun 11-Jan-15 18:41:53

Hi, I will pm you. Not a scammer!

SummerGrace Sun 11-Jan-15 19:40:07

Thanks Kracken!

SaBearOz Sun 11-Jan-15 19:40:09

Foxtons seem to do a lot of short term lets as we were looking at having to do this in SW16 over the last few months but thankfully our completion dates have turned in our favour. They do seem incredibly over priced though- 500 for a 2 bedroom flat. There is a short term letting company in SW16 too so try googling that. Are you part of the local mums FB page as lots of people put similar requests on and get a response- but I do take on board the advice above re: legalities an protection

SummerGrace Sun 11-Jan-15 20:01:19

Hi SaBearOz, thanks for this. We are talking to foxtons, but as you say - v expensive, and they also don't have much on at the moment. I've also emailed the short lets in london place - but they are even more ridiculously priced (6k£ a month for a pokey 2 bed). I'll just keep looking. Thanks for posting though.

SummerGrace Sun 11-Jan-15 20:03:07

By the way I've requested to join the local Facebook mums page, But as yet no response...anyone know the administrators?

SaBearOz Sun 11-Jan-15 20:31:00

Sorry I don't know any of the administrators and remember it took about 1/2 a week to get accepted on the Streatham page. Would air B&B be an option at least at first?

Theveryhungrycaterpillar123 Mon 12-Jan-15 00:30:24

Which pages have you requested? Streatham/Tooting have several 'mummy' groups plus the buying/selling groups. They all get a lot of traffic so it's definitely a good option to join them all. It can take a few days to join. Also a really good way of meeting other parents.

specialsubject Mon 12-Jan-15 10:33:04

those short lets are fully furnished and riskier for landlords, so will inevitably cost a lot more.

you can get six months in an AST property at under half your monthly budget, so works out the same. And it would take your furniture.

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