Lots of our amazing/beautiful/awesome (delete as appropriate) users are looking for a place to rent with friends. Sharing in London makes so much sense. You can live somewhere more central, with your mates, for less money.
There are a few downsides to sharing – who is paying the bills, and why is there still washing up in the sink?
The average Londoner commutes for over an hour a day (so says the Daily Mail). This adds up to a (hot, stressful and expensive) year of your life.
You may dream of living closer to work, but find rents in central London unaffordable. Living in London usually requires a compromise between commute time and rent.
We’ve created a new widget that shows this tradeoff. Simply enter where you work and currently live, and we’ll show you the stations with a shorter commute and lower rent:
Our new widget is a thing of beauty
You may notice that the ‘nicest’ areas won’t appear. Chelsea and Hampstead (for instance) all have pretty poor transport connections and are super expensive. Clearly there is more to deciding where to live than commute time, but we think it is a good start!
Have a play and let us know what you think.
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
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?
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
Exciting news from Find Properly HQ – we now list properties for sale! And about time too! This was requested by lots and lots of you – sorry it took so long.
Over 40,000 properties are currently listed for sale. They are all searchable using the same intelligent interface that you know and love (or don’t know, and hopefully will love).
To celebrate, we have remade our rental price map, this time showing the average price of 2 bed properties: Continue reading