Tenants by Numbers
We've turned our tenants into numbers below so that you can see the type of people living in our houses
London Shared curates a community of over 400 creative professionals from all over the world. We offer a range of beautiful co-living homes across London inclusive of all bills, Wi-Fi and a weekly cleaner.
London Shared opens your network to hundreds of young, working professionals by hosting regular events, offering exclusive discounts to your favourite pubs & restaurants and giving you a house to call home
We provide fully furnished rooms within beautiful homes to corporate and professional tenants.
We include free weekly cleaners and WiFi.
No. Absolutely not.
London Shared has only one line of business: we rent properties from landlords and provide accommodation to corporate and professional tenants. Our service maximises your property’s value through effective, ongoing management.
Yes, something like that. We sign a fixed term commercial contract with you (usually 3-5 years) to take charge of your property, effectively becoming your tenant.
During that time, we pay you a guaranteed rent, every month, regardless of the property’s’ occupancy.
We organise the maintenance of your property.
Finding and checking references of our corporate and professional tenants, keeping them happy in their homes, and collecting their rent, becomes London Shared’s responsibility.
This is why, from the landlord’s perspective, we believe we’re your perfect tenant.
In cities like London, shared accommodation is practically the norm among corporate and professionals – especially those who have relocated to London on work contracts.
We saw a gap in the market and decided it was a part of the industry that needed professional attention. Thousands of people enter into shared accommodation on a daily basis however there are almost no companies focusing purely on this sector. So here we are, making shared accommodation easy for both landlords and tenants...
Generally as a minimum, you will have a bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe and drawers. We also offer starter packs which have brand new sheets, pillows, a duvet and a towel set (this is an additional cost).
This again varies.
In general, there is a sofa and an armchair or two, a coffee table, a rug, and a dining table with chairs. And there is always a big flat screen TV with Freeview channels.
We provide everything you need including cutlery, crockery, utensils, pots and pans, a kettle, a toaster, a microwave and other essential items. (Are they colour-coordinated? No, not really.)
We know you’ll want to look crisp for work, so of course we provide ironing equipment in every house.
We cover the costs ourselves.
We do not provide landlines.
Or fax machines. Or carrier pigeons.
Our tenants are working corporate and professionals generally in their late 20s to mid 30s.
We rent rooms to the type of people who we would want to live with ourselves.
We encourage our tenants to get involved with viewings.
We are happy to give you every opportunity to choose who you live with, however we will need to approve of any potential tenant prior to moving in.
We try and keep an even mix of guys and girls wherever possible.
We have tenants from all over the world, though the majority are from the UK.
We don’t expect you to live in an overcrowded house so we are mindful about how many people live in each property.
Yes, but not in every property.
Usually there is a limit of one per property unless it has extra facilities.
Yes, of course.
It is your home and you can have friends visit, but only with the approval of your housemates and for a short period of time. We also need to be made aware of anyone extra staying as a guest for safety and insurance reasons (just shoot us an email).
Please note we do not allow people to doss on the couch, camp in the yard or live under the stairs
Once a week.
Cleaning is provided for free as long as the service is not abused (e.g. leaving dishes etc. every week for the cleaner to do rather than doing them yourself).
Sorry – they only clean the communal areas.
Every single time anyone leaves a property we organise for an extra deep clean – not only of the room but of the entire house so things are immaculate for the new tenant.
Yes, there is a £70 fee for cleaning when you leave.
As you’ve no doubt discovered in your own experience, not everyone’s definition of “clean” is the same. We have our cleaners carry out a specific level of cleaning for every incoming and outgoing tenant to avoid any inconsistency.
We send it away to one of the three government- backed schemes called the Deposit Protection Service (www.depositprotection.com).
It is kept there under their custodial scheme until the end of the tenancy.
A deposit is kept to cover any damages in the property; you cannot use it to pay rent.
Not without your permission.
Any deduction must be approved by you in writing. If there is a disagreement, then it would be reviewed by an independent arbitrator who would decide what is fair. We can’t just spend your deposit money.
It is very seldom that we ever have to deduct any monies from someone’s deposit and we would prefer not to.
You call our dedicated property management team who will organise a contractor to fix any issues.
Prior to moving in, we give you numbers of our contractors you can call out of office hours if there is a genuine emergency.
We try whenever possible to provide keys and access ourselves, but on the odd occasion we may request that you provide access.
You pay rent monthly by standing order from your UK bank account.
We can also take credit and debit card payments, if you prefer to pay that way or don’t have a UK account.
In our properties we maintain a fixed cost per week per tenant for bills so you know exactly what you will pay each month.
You will know what the amount is before you move in, and it will stay the same during any fixed term period.
All the main bills are included such as council tax, gas, electricity, TV license, and water.
And at no extra cost to you, we provide free WiFi and we send a free cleaner weekly for the communal areas to all our properties.
Tenancy & Administration fees
Credit & Debit card charges
Good for you for furthering your education.
But no student aid here, alas. Everyone in a house pays an equal share (except couples, who pay slightly more, as stated earlier).
You would sign what’s called an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement.
It’s a basic UK legal document common in London and elsewhere in the country (or “bog standard” as we’d say).
We will email you a signed copy so you will always have one to hand.
We will decide on a case by case basis with every tenant.
If we do allow you to break a tenancy agreement early then you would need to find a replacement that we approve of, and an early termination fee may apply.
London shared is a really great and professional agency and made my move from California to London seamless.
I went through Jamie, who was extremely helpful going as far as face timing me in America to view the house as I wasn't going to have time to view the house in person before moving. Jamie was also extremely helpful in giving advice on which house to move into based on his knowledge of London's boroughs. A year later, and I couldn't be happier!Sam
London Shared made what can be a stressful experience finding a house in London so easy.
They found me the perfect house with great flatmates. I loved the fact that my bills were included and no one had to sign their name up to a power or gas bill.
I recommend London Shared to everyone I know moving over to London for their big OE.Joanna