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FAQs Flatshare London

What do I need to bring with me?
The furnishings etc. among the many types of accommodation can vary quite a bit. Some have everything from kitchen appliances and bed linen to hand towels and anything for day-to-day use. Others require you to bring most of these items with you. Information regarding the individual offers is listed within the details of the respective property.

Will I have to pay any deposit?
Deposits are treated differently depending on the provider. Some do require a deposit and other owners/agents may even require some rent to be paid in advance. Generally, deposits range from £ 200 to £ 500, depending on the accommodation itself.

Are utility bills included?
Usually YES. In most shared accommodations utility charges are often included. However, some people offer Internet connection for a small subcharge which will have to be paid in excess of the rent itself.

Are kitchens and bathrooms shared?
The kitchen is almost always shared with other residents. Depending on the price range, the rooms may have an ensuite toilet, otherwise they will be shared by the tenants. Some homes offer a good compromise and have their own little washbasin in each room.

Can I wash my laundry?
Most shared accommodations have washing machines and in some cases even tumble dryers. Most of the time, a wash costs £1 extra and you have to supply your own detergent.

Do the properties have a cleaning service?
Many of the landlords offer a weekly cleaning service. Others provide the cleaning utensils for the tenants to do the cleaning themselves. 

Do I have an Internet connection or telephone?
Some shared accommodations will provide Internet access (WIFI or Cabel). In general, a landline telephone for the tenants will usually NOT be supplied. You can quite easily order  cheap SIM cards online (monthly connection fees are about £ 10 within the UK). 

May I smoke in my room?
Generally, NO smoking is allowed inside any of the properties. However, smoking outside of the building is usually allowed.

Am I allowed visitors in my room?
Generally YES! Most owners are very lenient when it comes to making rules about things like this. However, it is IMPORTANT to have a clear agreement with the others living with you concerning this issue.

An I allowed pets?
NO! Pets are not allowed.