If you’re trying to find a student house in London, you might be imagining streets upon streets of letting agencies, with no way to tell the difference. Of course, there are so many student areas and universities in London that it is impossible to cover everything, but these are some of the most popular student letting agencies in London, to help you find the perfect student house.
1. Knight Frank
With offices all across the UK, Knight Frank are trusted by thousands of students every year and they have the expertise that comes with this. Their handy filter feature allows you to search by London university so you can find accommodation in a suitable location. They let rooms, individual flats and larger houses in a range of prices and locations. Testimonials from previous tenants are positive and cite helpful staff and professionalism.
Address: various offices
Phone: +44 20 3869 4751
Foxtons also feature a filter service to search for accommodation by university. With so many universities in London spread across many miles, this is an invaluable tool. They have a comprehensive guide to renting and have agencies in Central, East, West, North and South London, as well as in nearby Surrey. Their ‘My Foxtons’ portal also allows you to track the progress of your rental and communicate quickly with your agent.
Address: various offices
Phone: varies by location
3. Circa london
As specialists in international student accommodation, Circa have dedicated lettings negotiators to help students find the perfect home. They cover a wide area with their properties and offer services to explain some of the more complex terminology that goes into letting – as well as the financial commitment that tenants make. Their website features handy ‘area guides’ to students new to London and explains the amenities available in each area. They also have offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Address: 118 Southwark St, London, SE1 0SW
Phone: 020 3 137 7877
According to their website, Morgan Randall let to students in ‘Balham, Shoreditch, Canary Wharf and Islington’. With a 4.8/5 search engine rating from nearly 700 ratings, their positive reviews are many and cite professionalism, quick responses to maintenance and rental queries and dedicated staff. They have a small but select portfolio of properties in Central London in highly convenient locations.
Address: 21 Commercial St, London, E1 6NE
Phone: 020 7190 3435
5. Amber Marsh Ltd
Specialising in student accommodation, Amber Marsh have a filter feature for different sized properties, from small rooms and flats, bedsits all the way up to 5+ bedroom specifically marketed to students. They have a very high search engine rating with over 100 reviews, with past tenants citing helpful agents that help students navigate different property prices and locations, as well as signing contracts and paying rent.
Address: 7B Porchester Gardens, Bayswater, London, W2 4DB
Phone: 020 7243 7000
Lero Property is reasonably unique among student lettings in that they also rent short-term residential and holiday flats for tourists staying in London. With more than 40 years experience, they help students from every London university, with a particular focus on international students given the potential for extra stress here. Their student flats are across the road from their agency office, so there is plenty of added convenience.
Address: 24 Leinster Terrace, London, W2 3ET
Phone: (0)20 7402 7768
Imperial College London lists this agency on their list of reputable agencies for their students. With a handy live chat feature, prospective tenants are able to get instant answers to their questions online (during business hours). They have long opening hours (until 7pm during the week), they are especially suitable for students with long days in uni or antisocial placement hours. Positive reviews mention ‘empathetic’ and friendly agents with a wide knowledge base of student lettings.
Address: 16A Baker St, London, W1U 3BL
Phone: (0) 207 935 1142
The most immediately useful thing on this agency’s web page is their guide to renting in London called ‘how to rent in London’. They break this often daunting task into manageable chunks, walking you through paying rent, viewings and deposit protection. With a particular focus on helping international students find accommodation, they are experienced in finding a diverse range of flats, rooms and houses. In particular, they help students at Imperial College London find a great place to stay during their studies. They provide out-of-hours tenancy support as well as a limited amount of free wifi and laundry services.
Address: 138 Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 4HA
Ayden’s have, according to their website, over 20 years of letting experience. Their website boasts glowing reviews that reflect that experience, as they deal with students from all over London to help them find a flat or house at a price and in a location that suits them. They are also members of a number of letting agency accreditation bodies and their small team of agents are highly professional and dedicated to finding the right house for you.
Address: Grenville place, London, SW7 4RU