Flat sharing in London: One step forward, two steps back?

Is flat sharing in London the only real option?

Whilst looking for properties to rent in London we’ve been restricted a bit by our budget – everyone knows it’s expensive to live in London but last night Sean suggested flat sharing. After a bit of research, it turns out that flat sharing is much, much, much cheaper than renting somewhere on our own. Plus it’s a great way to meet new people and make the big move just that little bit easier.

So it seems like an obvious choice right? Well it’s not that simple. Sean and I have lived together for five years and we recently got married (we’ve almost made it to 3 months! Go us!) and I certainly didn’t think that at 26 and 30 years old, we would be heading back to our uni days of flat sharing. I thought we’d be well on our way to buying our own house and getting a French Bulldog.

I’m completely torn – on the one hand, we’ve seen some great properties at excellent prices and, lets face it, who doesn’t want to make new friends? On the other hand, I like the life we have built together and adding other people, especially people we don’t know, into that equation scares me quite a bit (If you’re reading this as our new flat mate, it’s nothing personal, we love you now that we’ve met you!)

If anyone has any tips or experience of flat sharing or finding somewhere to live in London, let us know!

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