The snow won’t stop London’s studio flat specialists!

London’s studio flat specialist are open for business!

London may be paralysed by the snow that fell over the weekend, but Red Residential are open for business! We will be showing studio flats across West and Central London today so please call 07793944045 to check availability and book a viewing.

To check out our latest studio flats visit our Facebook page where we post everything new as soon as we hear about it. It is a great way to keep up to date with all our latest properties and to post comments and contact us.

 

 

New studio flats in Earls Court SW5 (Nevern Place)

We have some very smart new studio flats in Earls Court that are available immediately. These flats have just been renovated to a very high standard and are available immediately.

Studio flats in Earls Court (£195pw & £325pw)

We have 2 studio flats in Earls Court that are both available immediately. Details of the building can be found here- Studio flats in Earls Court SW5 (Nevern Place) and details of the individual flats can be found here:

Double studio flat in Earls Court SW5 £325pw

Double studio flat in Earls Court SW5 £195pw

 

Both of these flats have just been renovated to a very high standard. They have very good quality shower rooms and kitchenettes, wooden floors and built in wardrobes.

They are located in a period building on a very attractive and quiet street in the heart of Earls Court. They are very close to Earls Court tube station which is a major hub. From here the District and Picadilly lines run into the City and West End of London and out to Heathrow.

Earls Court is a popular and fashionable neighborhood. There is a huge variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants etc. on and around Earls Court Road. It is also very close to Chelsea, Fulham, South Kensington and High Street Kensington.

These studio flats are both available immediately for 12 months or more. The landlord requires 6 weeks rent as the deposit and your first months rent in advance. They also require a reference from your employer or school if you are studying, and a reference from a previous landlord. If you are new to London then they will require someone to guarantee your rent.

Arrange a viewing

Call or email us now to book a viewing of this these flats. Red Residential are London’s studio flat specialists and we always have a good number of studios available at arrange of sizes and prices. So we are sure to have something that will fit your requirements!

Check out our Facebook Page or our Twitter feed to keep up to date with all our latest flats.

New studio flat in West Kensington and Kensington Olympia W14

We have a new double studio flat in West Kensington W14 and a new single studio flat in Kensington Olympia W14. Both available immediatley for 6 months or more.

Double studio flat in West Kensington W14 £200pw

Studio flat West Kensington W14 (Talgarth Road)

We have a new double studio flat in West Kensington W14 at £200pw all bills included. It is in good condition and available immediately for 6 months or more. Details can be found here:

Double studio flat in West Kensington W14 £200pw all bills included

Single studio flat in Kensington Olympia W14 £150pw

Single studio flat in Kensington Olympia (Blythe Road W14)

We also have a new single studio flat available nearby in Kensington Olympia W14. It is just £150pw all bills included except the electricity and is available for 6 months or more from 14th January. This is a self contained single studio flat for 1 person only as there is just a single bed. Details of this studio flat can be found here:

Single studio flat in Kensington Olympia W14 £150pw

 

West Kensington and Kensington Olympia W14

You can check out more information about the areas and buildings that these studio flats are in here:

Studio flats in West Kensington W14

Studio flats in Kensington Olympia W14

You can also check out this video:

Studio flats in West Kensington W14

 

 

 

Happy New Year from London’s Studio flat specialists!

London’s studio flat specialists wish you all the best for 2013!

Christmas is over and 2013 is here and Red Residential are as busy as ever! We have loads of new studio flats to rent across West and Central London at a range of prices and sizes.

 

Studio flats in West Kensington and Kensington Olympia W14

We have several new studios in the W14 area starting at £150pw:

Single studio flat in Kensington Olympia W14 £150pw

Double studios flat in Kensington Olympia W14 £195pw

Double Studio flat in West Kensington W14 £200pw

 

Studio flats in Bayswater and Notting Hill W2

As always we have lots of studios available in the Bayswater and Notting Hill area. These currently start at £170pw:

Single bedsit in Bayswater W2 £170pw

Double studio in Notting Hill W2 £255pw

Double studio in Bayswater W2 £260pw

 

Studio flats in Pimlico SW1

We have 2 fantastic studios available right now in Pimlico SW1. They are large studis in a smart building:

Double studio flat in Pimlico SW1 £260pw

Double studio flat in Pimlico SW1 £260pw

 

Arrange a viewing!

Give us a call on 0845 519 0207 or send us an email to arrange a viewing. You can also contact us and keep up to date with all our latest flats on Facebook or Twitter.

 

More information

Our blog contains loads of useful information about studio flats and how to go about renting in London amongst other things. Check it out and fell free to comment on the posts. and to ask questions.

Our latest studio flats to rent in Pimlico

Christmas is almost here but you still have time to secure accommodation before the holidays and we have 3 new studio flats to rent in Pimlico SW1!

Pimlico is a very smart neighbourhood in a great central location. It is is surrounded by other great areas such as Chelsea, Westminster and Victoria where there is a large train station with overland lines, tube lines and trains to Gatwick airport.

Pimlico has some great restaurants, cafe’s and pubs, and is very well serviced by supermarkets and other shops. Pimlico tube station is on the Victoria line in zone 1 and there are lots of bus routes running through the area, meaning that connections to the rest of London are excellent

We have 3 double studio flats to rent in Pimlico that are available right now. They are all in a smat building on Claverton Street SW1, all are £260pw with all the bills included, so check them out below and send us an email to book a viewing.

Currently available studio flats to rent in Pimlico:

If these flats don’t quite suit your requirements, or you need to move at a later date, then please register your details with us and we will keep you updated when we have new studio flats in Pimlico to rent. You can also find us on Facebook where we also post all our new studio flats in Pimlico to rent and the other areas of London that we cover  such as:

  • West Kensington
  • Notting Hill
  • Shepherds Bush
  • Kensington Olympia
  • Brook Green
  • Bayswater
  • Fulham

Although we are the studio flat specialists we also get a number of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats in the above areas. So please register with us, state the number of bedrooms you need, and we will get in touch as soon as we have something for you.

Our latest studio flats in Bayswater W2

Christmas is almost here but you still have time to secure accommodation before the holidays and we have a great selection of studio flats in Bayswater W2!

Bayswater is a vibrant central neighbourhood with great transport links. There are tube stations at Bayswater, Queensway and Notting Hill Gate on the Central, District and Circle Lines and lots of bus routes to take you all over London. Check out our area guide to Bayswater for more information on this great neighbourhood.

We have a number of studio flats in Bayswater right now. They are all at different prices & sizes, and available on different dates, so check them out below and send us an email to book a viewing.

Currently available studio flats in Bayswater:

If these flats don’t quite suit your requirements, or you need to move at a later date, then please register your details with us and we will keep you updated when we have new studio flats in Bayswater available to rent. You can also find us on Facebook where we also post all our new studio flats in Bayswater and the other areas of London that we cover  such as:

  • West Kensington
  • Notting Hill
  • Shepherds Bush
  • Kensington Olympia
  • Brook Green
  • Pimlico
  • Fulham

Although we are the studio flat specialists we also get a number of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats in the above areas. So please register with us, state the number of bedrooms you need, and we will get in touch as soon as we have something for you.

How is monthly rent calculated in London

One of the questions we are most often asked when going about our business letting studios in Central London is “how is monthly rent calculated?”, so in this post we will explain…

Most landlords want to be paid rent monthly. However rent in London is usually quoted as a price per week (pw) e.g. £200pw, and tenants are often surprised when they are informed that this does not equate to £800 per month. This is because there are not always 4 weeks in every month. Some months are 31 days long, others 30, 29 and even 28.

So to simplify things landlords charge rent per calendar month (pcm) which means that you pay the same amount every month regardless of the length of the month. This is calculated as follows:

weekly rent x 52 weeks = rent per annum (pa, or per year)
annual rent / 12 months = monthly rent

So the monthly rent for the above example of £200pw is:

£200pw x 52 = £10,400pa
£10,400 / 12 = £866pcm

As there are always 52 weeks in a year (ok- less one day on leap years!) this means that if a tenant paid their rent weekly instead of monthly, they would still pay exactly the same over the course of a 6 or 12 month contract.

How is monthly rent calculated- quick converter

£150pw = £650pcm

£200pw = £866pcm

£225pw = £975pcm

£250pw = £1083.33pcm

£275pw = £1191.66pcm

£300pw = £1300pcm

So now you won’t have to ask how is monthly rent calculated in London! We hope that this clears up some of your questions. The main thing to remember is that if you pay weekly or monthly, you will always pay the same amount over a 6 or 12 month contract, and you aren’t being bamboozled by landlord or agents!

Please feel free to comment or email us at mail@redresidential.com if you have any other queries. And of course please check out our available properties… the prices for which are quoted per week…

Bayswater area guide

We like to give our tenants as much local info possible on the areas we have our flats in, so here is our Bayswater area guide. We hope you find it useful!

The Red Residential Bayswater area guide

Located just North of Hyde Park in the West of Central London, Bayswater is a very attractive, popular and cosmopolitan neighbourhood next to the other fashionable areas of Notting Hill and Marble Arch. Bayswater has a great mix of smart residential streets and excellent shopping areas, and of course direct access to the gorgeous Kensington Gardens.

Much of the housing in Bayswater is made up of smart and large white stucco fronted buildings, that are 4 or 5 stories high. These buildings are often split up into flats and many are arranged around very attractive garden squares such as this one below:

The Bayswater area guide- Queens Gardens, Bayswater W2
Queens Gardens, Bayswater W2

There are also a lot of hotels in the Bayswater area as it is a very popular place for tourists to base themselves when exploring London. This is because Bayswater is central, has good transport links to the rest of the city, and is a attractive and safe neighbourhood.

Most of the attractions, facilities, shops, cafe’s, pubs and restaurants in Bayswater are found clustered around the street of Queensway and the area around Paddington Station. Queensway is a bustling thoroughfare with Kensington Gardens at one end, and boasts 2 tube stations (Queensway on the Central Line and Bayswater on the District & Circle Line), a huge variety of resturants, bars and cafe’s and the large Whitleys shopping centre.

The Bayswater area guide- Queensway, Bayswater W2
Queensway, Bayswater W2

The excellent transport links of Queensway are only beaten by Paddington Station which is one of London’s main train stations. Here there are several tube lines, overland trains to the suburbs and beyond to the West of England and Wales, and the very useful Heathrow Express which is the fastest way to get to London’s main airport. The station offers everything you would expect form a large terminus and there is a good choice of Hotels and restaurants etc. in the surrounding streets.

Here are our 5 favourite places and things in Bayswater!

  1. Whiteleys- large shopping centre with everything you could need. There is a cinema, M&S, internet access, lots of cafe’s and restaurants, lots and lots of shops and even a bowling alley.
  2. Kensington Gardens (Hyde Park)- one of the best parks in any city anywhere in the world! A wonderful place to relax and unwind at any time of the year.
  3. Some of the best restaurants in London- The Royal China and Mandarin Kitchen in Queensway (Chinese), Khans in Westbourne Grove (Indian), Helepi in Leinster Terrace (Greek), Satay House in Sale Place (Malaysian), Rodizio Rico in Westbourne Grove (Brazilian), Le Cafe Anglais in Whiteleys (French)… the list goes on…
  4. Beautiful architecture- the grand white buildings of Bayswater are very smart, particularly when arranged around a well maintained garden square.
  5. Great transport links- with tube stations at Queensway (Central Line), Bayswater (District & Circle Line), Paddington (District & Circle Line, Bakerloo Line, Hammersmith & City Line) the area must be one of the best connected in the whole of London. In addition there is overland services and the Heathrow Express form Paddington and a huge number of buses to every corner of the capital.
So that is it! We hope that you found our Bayswater area guide useful. Please feel free to make comments and add your own favourite things and places in Bayswater. Of course if you are looking for a place to rent in the area no better place to look than our website. Here are some of our properties in the Bayswater area:

Is Gumtree safe?

An important question that all flat searchers in London need to ask themselves is “is Gumtree safe?”. The short answer is “yes”… but you have to exercise a little caution.

Gumtree.com is arguably the best place to look for affordable rental accommodation in London. There are a huge number of properties advertised on the site from both agencies and from private landlords at all price levels and in all areas of the city. The problem is that due to it’s success and popularity as the place to search for accommodation it has also attracted a good number of fraudsters who are basically looking to steal from unsuspecting flat hunters.

That is the bad news, the good news is that it is actually very easy to spot the criminals and to avoid getting ripped off. Just follow our Top 5 tips for staying safe on Gumtree below and you should be fine:

  1. If the ad looks too good to be true… it probably is! Most of the ads posted by fraudsters offer very nice looking properties at very cheap prices. They use photos of very smart flats in great locations at bargain prices to lure you in. Always research other similar properties in the area. If the price looks ridiculous it is probably a scam.
  2. You must always view a property before renting it. If you reply to an ad and the landlord responds asking for anything (money, documents etc.) before you actually see the place- walk away. You should be able to see a place without paying anything up front.
  3. You must meet the landlord or agent in person. This seems to be a favourite ploy of the fraudsters- you email from the ad, they reply saying that they are overseas and just want to rent the flat quickly, but can’t be there to show you. They say they want to be sure you can afford it, so ask for a bank statement or for you to pay something up front. This is a scam (also see rule 2)! You must meet the landlord or agent in person before renting anything.
  4. Western Union & Money Gram are dodgy ways to pay. There is no reason why a landlord or agency should ask for payment by this method. You must meet the landlord or agent in person and you should be able to pay in cash, by cheque, by bank transfer or on card.
  5. Do some research and ask questions. If you are seeing a property with an agent or a private landlord you should ask questions about who they are, and the ownership of the property and make sure the answers add up. The internet is a great tool for checking out individuals and companies too!

Gumtree themselves also have some very useful pages on staying safe here, and they are very keen for users to repost any suspicious activity.

So if you follow these Top 5 tips you should have no problems staying safe on Gumtree and should have no problems finding your perfect place.