If you’ve just graduated and are planning to move to London – welcome! Contrary to media reports you won’t melt on the tube and the air won’t kill you.
However, the scare-stories about housing in London are partly true: finding somewhere to live in London can be difficult. Especially if you are on a budget.
For people moving to London for the first time, the property hunt is extra-daunting. But Find Properly – the only property portal to help people moving to London – is here with a handy guide! Continue reading
Our goal is to make finding a place to live in London as quick and painless as possible.
Partly this can be achieved by making as much data about the property and the area filter-able (new word!) as possible. If you care about crime or greenspace or time on the market, with one click you can exclude all properties that don’t meet your criteria. Instant time saving!
So this blog post is all about introducing our new search filter – and we think it’s our best one! Continue reading
Four months ago, Find Properly started listing all the properties for sale in London.
Since then we’ve been working hard to improve the experience for our property-purchasing visitors. At first, the same information was given for properties for sale and properties to rent – a generous mix of area stats and nearby stations.
But we quickly realised – for properties for sale, this wasn’t good enough. Continue reading
London is truly a glutton’s city. All the World’s cuisines are on offer.
We’re so spoilt, new restaurants are cropping up with regional varieties of once-exotic cuisines. “Plain old” Chinese food is no longer good enough. We now get to choose between tongue-scorching Sichuan or subtle Cantonese flavours.
And if you needed any more evidence of the finger-licking awesomeness of London’s food scene, a French chef (i.e the enemy) has called London the restaurant capital of the world. Voila, it must be true. Continue reading
The air quality in London is terrible. London has missed NO2 targets (set in 1999) every single year. The European Commission is so concerned with the pollution levels, they’ve threatened to fine the Government if things don’t improve by 2020.
Air quality may seem like a fuss about nothing. You walk around and you’re still alive afterwards, so what’s the biggie? Surely it’s much worse in other places – unlike some Chinese cities, you can’t see the air, and it doesn’t taste like Mr Muscle. So isn’t everything OK?
Property sharing is widespread in London, mainly due to rental prices in London being c-r-a-z-y. Sharing a larger property with several other people makes London much more affordable.
And if you are new to the city, sharing with strangers should allow you to get to know more people, more quickly. Continue reading
Find Properly has been up-and-running for 6 months now. In this short time we’ve had over 100,000 people search for properties to rent (and now buy!) in London.
Now that we have a big enough sample size, we thought it would be interesting to see where people want to live in London – and also where they don’t want to live!
This gives a great indication of up-and-coming areas, and areas you may want to avoid yourself. Continue reading