Property Viewings FAQ

When will I receive my itinerary?

You will receive it by 7pm the day before your home search.

How many properties can I expect to see?

Our aim is to take you to between 8-14 properties but it is dependent on availability of agents and how flexible your search criteria is. 

Will I have a chance to preview the properties and make a shortlist?

Unfortunately we cannot offer the chance to preview due to the fast moving nature of the property market in London. A property that is available on the day you preview it may not be available a couple of days later when you go on your home search. 

What happens if I find some properties myself?

You are free to do your own research, however we do suggest that you attend viewings with us, as we are impartial and will give you unbiased advice on the properties you see. Our goal is to help you find the best property available for you, whereas an agent’s goal is to convince you to rent one of their properties so that they receive their commission.  

There seems to be a lot of properties online that suit my needs, why are they not included on my itinerary?

Although online sites are a good place to start in terms of research it is not always the most up to date list. Many properties which are shown online have already been let or are not available within the timescales that you need. We contact agents directly in order to get all of the necessary information. 

What time will we start?

The day usually starts around 10am and finishes around 3pm, this is done to avoid peak time traffic. It’s also difficult for estate agents to conduct viewings any earlier than 10am. 

How long will the day take?

This is dependent on the size of the properties and the distances between each property.

Where will we meet?

A meeting place will be listed on your itinerary and it is normally the closest tube station to your first viewing. 

How will we get from viewing to viewing?

Your consultant will meet you at a prearranged location, usually close to the first property, and from there they will drive you between properties whilst familiarising you with the local areas. All of our consultants have attended defensive driving courses with the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).

If the properties are close together and the weather permits walking between appointments is sometimes recommended.

Can I bring my partner / friend?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a partner or friend for advice 

Due to work commitments I’d prefer to do viewings in the evenings is this possible?

It is more difficult to book viewings in the evenings as we have to try and work around the agents work day and also be considerate to tenants who may be currently living at certain properties who may not want viewings in the evening. 

It would be beneficial for me to just do mornings, can I split a day?

It is much better to allocate yourself the whole day to focus on finding something 

Would it be possible to do viewings on a Saturday?

Saturday viewings are possible, however, we experience a much higher level of cancellations and it’s very hard to source replacements since most agents are already booked up and current tenants are less likely to agree access.