advice on finding a tenant for a london property

9 replies
Found 26th Jun 2008
hi everyone, me and my girlfriend were supposed to be attending university in london next academic year (08/09) but are no longer going, but we have already booked a property to live in. we have asked to cancel this booking but we have been told that we have to find a new tenant ourselves, else we will have to pay the rent in full for the year.

on their website it says that all the rooms are booked, so we asked why they hadn't changed the website to show that there is a vacancy, but since the final cancellation date was on june 15th their computer system won't allow them to mark the room as vacant, they can only enter new tenant details. which means anyone accessing the website will not know our room is available to rent. because of this, we have to advertise it and find new tenants ourselves. does anyone have any good tips or advice on doing this?

better still, is anyone interested in renting a double studio (double bed, ensuite, kitchen, study area) situated in euston for the 2008/2009 academic year? it's a 51 week contract and the room costs £280 per week. the accomodation is for students only, undergraduate and postgraduate.

any help would be appreciated

9 Comments

gumtree would be your friend.

Have you read through your contract to see if you have to find new tennants yourselves?
Have you been to the CAB to ask their advice? ( or a solicitor? )
Just seems to me that you are doing all the work for no reward..........

simon012;2394279

Have you read through your contract to see if you have to find new … Have you read through your contract to see if you have to find new tennants yourselves?Have you been to the CAB to ask their advice? ( or a solicitor? )Just seems to me that you are doing all the work for no reward..........



Yeh, I agree - I'm sure that this can't be the case!:thumbsup:

Jesus - £280 a week for a year? That there be one painfully expensive flat.

Regarding the issue though, you need to read the contract you agreed to the terms of when you booked the flat. Computer issues there end do not constitute rules that apply to you, but terms of a contract do. What does it say?

£280 a week wtf and tis just a studio lol 13k a year how can i eat

No wonder i cant move out

Original Poster

thats £280 per week between two people, so £140 each including all gas, electricity, water broadband and other bills, it's also very close to central london, which doubles the price

the contract says they will only find a replacement tenant if all other rooms are full, which they are. their advertising is for their company and buildings, but when accessing the website it shows that there are no rooms available, which they say they cant change due to computer parameters or something. we've put an ad up on gumtree but nothing yet.

thanks for all help so far

Banned

Go with an agency, they will save you a lot of hassle.

gav989;2404864

thats £280 per week between two people, so £140 each including all gas, e … thats £280 per week between two people, so £140 each including all gas, electricity, water broadband and other bills, it's also very close to central london, which doubles the pricethe contract says they will only find a replacement tenant if all other rooms are full, which they are. their advertising is for their company and buildings, but when accessing the website it shows that there are no rooms available, which they say they cant change due to computer parameters or something. we've put an ad up on gumtree but nothing yet. thanks for all help so far



When I had a room as an undergrad with UCL my shared room was £90 per person per week. And yes, it's in Euston right next to the uni and it was the newly refurbished block.

Obviously it's not a house tho but dorms ^^

Original Poster

this is a shared room with its own kitchen and ensuite, rather than a kitchen shared between many rooms as most UCL accomodation is. the kitchen and bathroom are accesible only to the two people who rent the room. hence the price is higher than £90 per week
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