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'Social living' - choosing property to rent in south west London for a lifestyle boost

There is something of a rental revolution taking place in capital, say south west London lettings agents Winkworth. The message about tenant status being equal to owner-occupier has got through, and the lettings market is now refining and becoming more lifestyle driven. Winkworth has noted a large number of enquiries from people looking for property to rent in south west London who are actively choosing to rent, with no intention of buying a property in the imminent future. These findings come at the same time as a story about 'social living' - a style of renting that focuses on pairing young like-minded professionals together in flat shares. The story centres on a property manager who places tenants in one of 22 rental properties across south west London. The catch' Tenants must be single, in work and wealthy. The unconventional set up includes tenant parties in high-end nightclubs, weekly cleaners and domestic essentials, such as dishwasher tablets. Couples are banned - for fear of ruining the 'social' atmosphere - and tenants are actually called 'members'. There is, however, a higher-than-average flat rental fee for the privilege of like minded cohabiters. While this is at the very extreme end of London lettings - as it excludes couples, families and those who don't want to flat share (a large proportion of our clients) - the idea that choosing to rent as a lifestyle enhancer is a recurring theme, comment Winkworth. Renting gives a degree of flexibility and freedom that home ownership can't. Tenancy agreements of six to 12 months grants flexibility to try out new areas as well as move swiftly, should employment take people elsewhere. There are also lower set-up costs, a quicker move-in time and the support of a south west London letting agent, such as Winkworth. Opting for a property to rent in south west London also relieves much of the property maintenance burden from busy professionals. While general domestic chores and small DIY tasks do fall to the responsibility of the tenant, many of the larger jobs - like boiler servicing, communal garden care, maintaining the building's structural condition and exterior paintwork - should be taken in hand by the landlord, and covered by the monthly rent and any associated management fee. South west London is a perfect part of the capital if you are looking to explore 'social living'. Many of the houses and flats to rent are part of existing communities - especially in new build developments where there are communal facilities already - or are located close to the bars, restaurants and attractions that south west London has to offer. If you would like a selection of properties to rent across areas including Clapham, Battersea, Richmond, Putney, Cheam, Barnes, Fulham, Parsons Green, Kennington, Southfields, Tooting, Wimbledon, Streatham and Worcester Park, contact Winkworth today.

There is something of a rental revolution taking place in capital, say south west London lettings agents Winkworth. The message about tenant status being equal to owner-occupier has got through, and the lettings market is now refining and becoming more lifestyle driven. Winkworth has noted a large number of enquiries from people looking for property to rent in south west London who are actively choosing to rent, with no intention of buying a property in the imminent future.

These findings come at the same time as a story about 'social living' - a style of renting that focuses on pairing young like-minded professionals together in flat shares. The story centres on a property manager who places tenants in one of 22 rental properties across south west London. The catch' Tenants must be single, in work and wealthy.

The unconventional set up includes tenant parties in high-end nightclubs, weekly cleaners and domestic essentials, such as dishwasher tablets. Couples are banned - for fear of ruining the 'social' atmosphere - and tenants are actually called 'members'. There is, however, a higher-than-average flat rental fee for the privilege of like minded cohabiters.

While this is at the very extreme end of London lettings - as it excludes couples, families and those who don't want to flat share (a large proportion of our clients) - the idea that choosing to rent as a lifestyle enhancer is a recurring theme, comment Winkworth. Renting gives a degree of flexibility and freedom that home ownership can't. Tenancy agreements of six to 12 months grants flexibility to try out new areas as well as move swiftly, should employment take people elsewhere. There are also lower set-up costs, a quicker move-in time and the support of a south west London letting agent, such as Winkworth.

Opting for a property to rent in south west London also relieves much of the property maintenance burden from busy professionals. While general domestic chores and small DIY tasks do fall to the responsibility of the tenant, many of the larger jobs - like boiler servicing, communal garden care, maintaining the building's structural condition and exterior paintwork - should be taken in hand by the landlord, and covered by the monthly rent and any associated management fee.

South west London is a perfect part of the capital if you are looking to explore 'social living'. Many of the houses and flats to rent are part of existing communities - especially in new build developments where there are communal facilities already - or are located close to the bars, restaurants and attractions that south west London has to offer. If you would like a selection of properties to rent across areas including Clapham, Battersea, Richmond, Putney, Cheam, Barnes, Fulham, Parsons Green, Kennington, Southfields, Tooting, Wimbledon, Streatham and Worcester Park, contact Winkworth today.

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