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The average salary of a London-based graduate according to the Associate of Graduate Recruiters is £27,000 a year or £1,776 per month after tax. The average London rent takes about half of that, possibly even more every month and that’s before bills. So it’s hardly surprising that there is huge competition for cheap flats to…


The most popular areas to live in London in 2014

By rentonomy on September 13, 2014

This week we’ve decided to engage in a bit of myth-busting about which areas of London are the most popular. Everyone has a different relationship with London’s geography – some think west is best and some think the east is a feast. But what do our users think? At, our lovely users can add…


Best places for students to live in London

By rentonomy on August 20, 2014

UPDATE: We have released our new London graduate renting guide, click the link below to view the download page. View graduate renting guide With the start of the new academic year ahead of us, we present our top areas for students to live in London. We looked at things like rent levels, journey time to…

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Top 5 tips: tenancy agreements

By rentonomy on June 19, 2014

Hurray! Using rentonomy’s clever technology, you’ve finally found your perfect place to rent and you can’t wait to move in. Before you do there’s some important paperwork to do – the tenancy agreement. Many of the problems which occur during tenancies come about because renters, landlords and properties have been poorly matched by letting agents,…


The safest places to rent in London

By rentonomy on May 28, 2014

When it comes to choosing an area to live in London, one of the most important considerations is safety. Like any big city, London certainly has it’s fair share of crime, but it is certainly not a dangerous city. In fact the number of home burglaries have deceased by 10% in the last five years….


By now we’re all fairly clear that rents in London are going up at a rate of knots. What’s not so well understood is the degree to which they are moving away from rents in the UK as a whole. The chart above demonstrates clearly that the pattern of rising London rents and the degree…


Making your rental your home

By rentonomy on May 1, 2014

Renting in a capital city is certainly nothing to be sniffed at, despite the media’s fixation with home ownership: it allows you to road-test different parts of town with (relatively) little commitment, a broken boiler won’t eat into your beer funds and if the rat race all gets a bit much, you can easily up-sticks…

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Hutching pp and the march of the one bed

By rentonomy on April 23, 2014

Over the last 3 years the cost of renting in London has soared by 21% which has resulted in more and more renters sacrificing space just to live in the capital. Traditionally, young professionals would have opted for a two bed property, using the second bedroom as a study or to put up visiting friends….


London coffee and London rents

By rentonomy on April 16, 2014

We love coffee here at Rentonomy and we’ve featured some popular coffee posts in the past but with the London Coffee Festival at the weekend we just couldn’t help cramming all our coffee inspired renting info into one Rentonomy style infographic. Hope you like it! There are a total of 24 coffee shops along the…


Proximity to Central London is arguably the most important driver of rental prices in the capital. The average rents for 2 beds within Zone 1 are more than double average London rents as a whole. But don’t worry! In true Rentonomy fashion we’ve done some digging and some number crunching and discovered the 10 cheapest…