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Planning a short stay in London, but don’t like the formality of a hotel? Then you might consider getting a short let flat or house.

There are many reasons why people choose short let properties over conventional guest houses or hotels when they want to stay in the capital.

For a private individual, renting a house or apartment on a temporary basis is a great way to get the feel of a particular location, particularly if you’ve just started a new job and you’re thinking of buying or renting in the area. And businesses understand that it’s far more relaxing for staff working away from the office to stay in a fully furnished corporate rental, where they can enjoy all the comforts of home.

The definition of a ‘short let’ is an agreement to rent for a fixed period. You can arrange a tenancy for a week, a month or longer and properties are usually offered fully furnished, with all bills included in the rent – excluding telecommunications services. It’s a complete ‘home from home’ experience: all you need to do is just unpack your suitcase and carry on with life as usual.

Although it may be tempting to take up one of the many private short let offers you’ll find online, entering into rental arrangements on this basis can be fraught with problems, particularly if the size and standard of accommodation doesn’t match your expectations, or you don’t enjoy sharing the facilities with your live-in landlord.

Winchester White is a professional lettings agency that specialises in providing short lets in south west London. Every summer during the Wimbledon world tennis championships, we place players and hundreds of eager tennis fans into high quality accommodation. This experience has helped Winchester White develop a short let property service which is second to none: all rentals are furnished to a high standard and provided with linen, towels, cutlery and crockery so tenants can just unpack a suitcase, move in and feel at home.

Whether you’re looking for Wimbledon short lets or fixed term rentals in Battersea or Clapham, you’ll find that everything about your accommodation will be clearly described – the number and size of rooms, the facilities, local amenities and of course, the overall cost, which often works out cheaper than staying at a hotel.

With a short let tenancy you can stay wherever the mood takes you. Fancy living in an apartment next to the river? How about luxurious Witham House (2 bedrooms, balcony views of the Thames and onsite gym) at £3,467 pcm or an ultra smart, one bed flat in Gwynne Road (with a private balcony and close to the heart of Battersea) at £3,000 pcm?

Many landlords enjoy the flexibility of being able to rent their homes for short periods. If you’re a landlord with a property available for short lets, get in touch with Winchester White’s lettings team for an informal chat.

Whatever your interest in short let property, contact us today - Winchester White can offer a wealth of expert advice and guidance.

"The team at Winchester White have done a fantastic job letting and managing our flats in Clapham…"

, 2017