Leaving London (?)

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    Nada
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    Hi everyone, hope someone can help me.

    We are a 24 years old couple, we have spent the past year or so in London, we lived in three shared houses, and all of them were terrible, so we really want to rent a nice one bedroom or studio, but in London we will never be able to do that, and saving for our future home or having a child is absolutely out of question, if we stay in London. (Now we pay almost £900 for a large room , sharing the house with 2 more couples, plus the landlord is there every second day with his kids..)

    we have never been anywhere else, I have no idea about any of the counties, rent and property prices, schools, parks, shops. But we are really serious about moving , and don’t want to make a bad decision . We know that e.g Oxford is nice and relatively cheap. (well compared to London)

    Any suggestions?

    #16092

    Viv
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    Hi, I would also take a look at Winchester – very beautiful and yet still a buzzy town. And also Hazelmere and Godalming – but they are smaller. Guildford is fab – lots of night life – but still expensive. Good luck.

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    Diana
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    Guildford is a good place – See here for maps and idea of places in the town centre : http://bit.ly/1IRuhui Schools are all good too if you have a family. There are loads of letting agencies and estate agents but to get an idea of whats on offer see here: http://www.leaders.co.uk/branches/guildford. AND its only 35 minutes into London by Train.

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    Julie
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    Move to up and coming Beare Green in Surrey! Fresh air and affordable prices within reach of towns such as Dorking, Guildford and Reigate, also convenient train to London from Holmwood Station in village centre. Surrounded by miles of lovely countryside, village centre play park and great community. See this blog from one happy resident http://www.bearegreen.com/about/index.html
    BTW as well as properties to rent there are one and two bedroom shared ownership properties still for sale in Beare Green you buy a share of the property and pay rent for the rest it’s a great way of getting on the property ladder And remember with the Help to Buy ISA Scheme you can claim a cash boost equivalent to 25% of your ISA savings from the government.
    Julie West Solicitor in Leatherhead can help with all of this http://bit.ly/1SiQF3b We specialise in the sale and purchase of Shared Ownership properties and first time buyer transactions
    Good luck with your search – Julie moved out of London years ago for fresh air and a family friendly environment, never looked back 🙂

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    Deborah
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    If you are thinking of Haslemere and the surrounding area – do check out our website for buying and renting http://www.henryadams.co.uk/ – great commuter links to London, easy access to the south coast, good schools both state and private and the most fabulous countryside! Check out more http://www.haslemere.com/vic/ or call 01428 644002 for further advice.

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    Lucy
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    Hi Nada – I can completely understand your issues. I would suggest you look at Kent, and in particular West Kent. The areas from Sevenoaks, down to Tunbridge Wells and across to Cranbrook are very beautiful (it’s known as the Weald of Kent – lush, green, rolling hills, pretty architecture). This part of the county is very well connected by train to London and of course, looking forward, we still have grammar schools which are very well regarded. I work for a search agent (www.propertyturner.co.uk) and whilst we’d love to help you, and have loads of tips and advice, I would urge you anyway to look at the website for further details of what Kent has to offer and the type of schools we have here. The housing stock offers great variety, from pretty timbered country cottages to classy Victorian and Edwardian townhouses. Tunbridge Wells is thriving with great shops and restaurants, same with Sevenoaks (although more expensive), Cranbrook is a lovely small town, as is Tenterden. We moved here 10 years ago and now have 4 children and absolutely love it! Good luck.

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    Fiona
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    Hi Nada, please feel free to give me a call to have a chat about the area which I live and work in which is Kent and East Sussex (tel: 01580 713825).There are many lovely locations with good choices of property to rent which are commutable to London and also have a great selection of nice schools. Depending upon what’s important to you I can point you in the right location to ensure you don’t make the wrong decision. I’ve been helping people to move house for nearly 10 years now and so really understand your concerns (my website is:www.fionapenny.com). It’s an exciting start of a new chapter for you and your partner!

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    adeel
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    Hi guys, I need some help regarding moving from London to my hometown Karachi. I am residing here in London since a decade and now I am willing to relocate to my home town. What do you think what is most appropriate way to evaluate a apartment. After hours on google. like flat for sale in Karachi and making it more precised like flat for sale in scheme 33 Karachi but I am confused about the evaluation. Please any one here with some past experience share you thought and piece of advice.

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