Benefits for Tenants

Ready to Move In

Each property is equipped with reliable Wi-Fi at no cost to the tenant. Moreover, tenants can take advantage of our 24/7 maintenance and emergency services, as well as access to group discounts, perks, local events and a vibrant social community.

Deposit Protection

We offer tenants our deposit protection scheme, regular assured short hold tenancies (ASTs) and a dedicated property manager. We also offer all-inclusive rentals with no hidden costs.

Transportation

Never run late for work, a flight, or a date! Mind the Flat properties are located within a ten-minute walk to either a tube or train station.

Fully Furnished 

Mind the Flat provides exquisite London apartments for rent, where your shared accommodation comes fully furnished, just waiting for you to move in and add your personal touch. You're the missing piece to make it complete!

How to become a Tenant?

Arranging a Viewing

Once we have helped you find a room to rent, our team offers both in-person viewing and virtual tours, to ensure that you are fully satisfied before finally choosing your co-living home.

Make an Official Offer

Once our team has run our referencing check, including any previous landlords and employment references, and assessing that the room for rent matches your finances, we will be ready to process your offer.

Moving In

Moving in is made easy by our home manager, who will ensure that your house share space is clean, safe, and ready for occupation before handing over the keys and providing you with all the information you need. Each room is thoroughly cleaned and updated as needed, before your arrival, so that you are able to settle in right away.

Choose a neighborhood

Incredible rooms in incredible places. The best areas to live in London that the city has to offer. Find your next happy place below:

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Westminster

The living heart of the capital offers tenants rooms to rent in central London itself. Westminster combines history and heritage with an exhilarating recreational environment. Its art, food, and social scenes, ideal transport connections and access all the amenities you could need, make one of the most expensive places to live in London an equally great place to set up home.

Rooms

Camden

This North London borough often associated with its alternative culture offers a diverse and creative scene, providing co-living opportunities with all types of London locals. Mixing Victorian property with contemporary movement, Camden is an enviable area for living in London. It’s also excellently linked for transport, if you ever want to leave that is.

Rooms

Brent

Cultural hub meets home living. As one of the most diverse areas of London, Brent has many scenes to explore even within itself. Named London’s second Borough of Culture in 2020 and having undergone a number of modern developments, there are now more rooms for rent than ever to provide you a home in this exciting borough.

Rooms

Hammersmith & Fulham

A vibrant West London area known as much for its history as its three professional football clubs, brimming with some of the best parks in London and classic London terraced housing. It’s also a hot spot for young professionals, due to its home status to many international businesses, and is a great corner for work, rest, and play.

Rooms

Ealing

This major metropolitan area maintains its leafy suburban reputation due to its oodles of green space. Combine this with excellent transport links, popularity in the area has soared in recent years and is strengthening its reputation as being one of the best areas to live in London. Understandable, as this ‘Queen of the Suburbs’ mixes the best of both worlds and provides a village haven in the middle of the big city.

Rooms

Hounslow

Formed by five major towns, the borough has seen accelerated growth and development in recent years, especially in housing. Its enviable transport links both to inside and outside of the city (and the country – thank you, Heathrow), explain its young population looking to take advantage of the diversity and development of the borough. Snap up the extra rooms for rent here in one of the cheapest places to live in London.

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Kensington and Chelsea

Small but powerful – one of the smallest boroughs in the city is also home to an alluring diversity of environment. Populated by professionals, artists, and even royalty, the leafy streets offer the most current entertainment and recreation. Offerings ranging from London’s most famous art, culinary, and commercial institutions, it is justifiably seen as one of the best places to live in London.

Rooms

Living with Mind the Flat?

“My first use of mind the flat servicea and was an amazing experience! Agent Ferial was helpful and sharp from our first interaction till the end. On time and communicative till the end. Thanks Ferial for your service !”

- Erion K

“Thank you to Domenico and Mind the flat team. It is so far my best accommodation here in London. I will definitely suggest it to other friends or colleagues!”

- Leonardo S

“Had a great experience with Mind the Flat, Ferial made the process very easy and delivered with high level of professionalism.”

- Callan S

Our Tenants Portal

All your documents in one place

Mind the Flat’s dedicated tenants’ platform allows you to easily report any incidents that may occur, and follow the updates as they happen. Whether it’s a contractor visit, or a problem solved, tenants can stay informed and secure about what’s happening in their home without any doubt or stress, and be sure that help will be provided 24/7.

Pricing

Choosing Mind the Flat for your shared London accommodation is guaranteed to save you both time and money with our all-inclusive rent, while providing that all-important peace of mind.

All bills included
24/7 Maintenance
Fully furnished
Fast Wifi
Regular ASTs

Any Questions?

Why should I rent from an agent?

Standards across the residential market can vary substantially from landlord to landlord, and it’s difficult to know in advance what your new landlord is going to be like.  At the moment, there are no national review sites to help you decide which landlord to work with and often people make a choice based on the property rather than how good the landlord is.

The rental market in London is expanse, so choosing to rent from an agent ensures that your experience is up to standard and will give you the security of having a professional on hand. Many tenants struggle with how to find a flat in London without stress or confusion, so at Mind the Flat, it is our explicit goal to protect and benefit renters and landlords and make the process of living in London in co-living spaces simple and enjoyable.

How much does the deposit cost and what happens with it?

The total cost of the deposit is equivalent to 5 weeks rent and will be paid prior to the commencement of the tenancy. Once the deposit is collected by us, we send it to the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS), which is a custodial scheme that keeps deposit money safe for tenants. They are authorised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to provide tenancy deposit protection in England and Wales. At this point we do not have direct access to your deposit, and it will remain with DPS throughout your tenancy. For more information about this scheme, please read our blog post.

When do I get my deposit back?

The deposit refund request will be put through to DPS within 10 working days from your end of notice/tenancy agreement date. Once any deductions for damage or defaults have been established, you will be notified should we make any deductions for unpaid rent or damage caused by you or your guests to the property or furnishings. Deductions will not be made for general wear and tear on the property or furnishings. You will receive an email from DPS with your repayment ID. You will create a log-in to request your deposit back as it is held by them; please note that Mind the Flat cannot pay the amount directly to you. Should you have any issues with claiming your deposit please contact DPS by phone on 0330 303 0030.

What is the reference check?

You’II be asked to give references to show you can afford the property and will be a good tenant during the flatshare.

You’ll have to fill in a reference form online from:

  • your current landlord or previous landlords
  • your employer – to show you have a job and it will continue

If you’re self-employed, you will need to give copies of your trading accounts and an accountant’s reference.

Our referencing process also includes an affordability calculation. Your annual earnings (as an individual or as a couple) must be equal to or more than 2.5 times the annual rent. If you fall short of these figures, then you can introduce a guarantor under the condition that they are UK/EU based with annual earnings equal to or more than 3 times your annual rent as well as being a homeowner.

Do you accept students?

Yes we do! Our rooms for rent make great student rooms due to their co-living set ups and our extensive support as standard.

If you are student, you will be asked to provide a guarantor or to pay your rent in advance. A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay the rent if you don’t – you could ask your parents or someone else in your family to do this.

Why do I need to give proof of address/identity/visa?

From 1 February 2016, all private landlords and agents in England must check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Right to rent was introduced in the Immigration Act 2014 as part of the government’s reforms to build a fairer and more effective immigration system.

Acceptable documents for a proof of identity (ID) include: a valid passport, EEA member state identity card, current UK or EEA photo card driving licence, full old-style driving licence, photographic resignation cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry CIS4, residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals on sight of own country passport, and national identity card bearing a photograph of the applicant.

Acceptable documents for proof of address include: a utility bill (gas, satellite television, landline phone bill) issued within the last 3 months, local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year, current UK driving licence, Bank, Building Society, council or housing associated rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year, HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year, electoral register entry, NHS medical card or letter of confirmation for GP’s practice of registration with the surgery.

Documents we will not accept include, but are not limited to: provisional driving licence, mobile phone bills, and credit card statements. It is important to note that you cannot use one form of identification for both name and address. For example, if you provide your driving licence as proof of your name you must provide another form of identification for your address, such as a utility bill. From 1 February 2016, all private landlords and agents in England must check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Right to rent was introduced in the Immigration Act 2014 as part of the government’s reforms to build a fairer and more effective immigration system.

Acceptable documents for a proof of identity (ID) include: a valid passport, EEA member state identity card, current UK or EEA photo card driving licence, full old-style driving licence, photographic resignation cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry CIS4, residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals on sight of own country passport, and national identity card bearing a photograph of the applicant.

Acceptable documents for proof of address include: a utility bill (gas, satellite television, landline phone bill) issued within the last 3 months, local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year, current UK driving licence, Bank, Building Society, council or housing associated rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year, HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year, electoral register entry, NHS medical card or letter of confirmation for GP’s practice of registration with the surgery. 

Documents we will not accept include, but are not limited to: provisional driving licence, mobile phone bills, and credit card statements. It is important to note that you cannot use one form of identification for both name and address. For example, if you provide your driving licence as proof of your name you must provide another form of identification for your address, such as a utility bill.

Why does everything need to be paid before I collect my keys?

The reason we charge rent before you move in, is because when you rent a room tenants pay in advance. When you make a payment, you are paying the upcoming rental period for your room share.

What amenities/appliances are included in the property?

All our properties are fully furnished with standard amenities, including bed, wardrobe or chest of drawers, fridge, cooker, washing machine, cutlery and cooking utensils, kettle, and microwave. 

Utilities, property taxes, and services paid by us include council tax, water, electricity, gas, and unlimited internet, and Television License, making your payment all-inclusive and meaning that you can make the most of cheaper rooms to rent in London.

Are you a registered agent?

Agents in England are not required to be registered; however, you should always look for room rental agents who are members of professional trade bodies to ensure you get the best service.

Indeed, not all rental agents in London are accredited. We pride ourselves on being member of The Property Ombudsman scheme (Membership No D11619) and Member of London Landlord Accreditation Scheme, in addition from our years of experience as HMO letting agents in London.

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme provides a free, fair, and independent service to protect consumers from unfair practice, whereas LLAS is an educational organisation aims to recognise good practice and improve conditions in the private rented sector.

Do you charge agency fees?

No, from 1 June 2020, agency fees are banned. The ban covers assured shorthold tenants, lettings for student accommodation and lodgers living with a private landlord. You can’t be charged for things like:

  • references
  • administration
  • credit and immigration checks
  • renewing your tenancy when your fixed term contract ends

Where do I pick up my keys?

Key collections take place at the Mind the Flat offices on Latimer Road.

If you are collecting keys on the day your contract starts then you can pick them up between 15:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, or on Saturdays between 12:00 and 15:00.

If you wish to collect your keys after you contract start date, you can come anytime between the hours of 10:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, and Saturdays between 10:00 and 15:00.

In any case, welcome! It is a pleasure to have you.

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