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12 Websites for Renting Properties in the UK

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

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Like other countries, the UK has its own unique property portals where people look for property information. When moving to a new city, people might choose from hotels to flatshare depending on their budget.

Here is the list of property websites in the UK for different types of property rentals:


Short-term Rental

Booking.com

Airbnb

Homelike


Long-term Rental

Rightmove

Zoopla

OnTheMarket

PrimeLocation


Flatshare & Lodging

Homestay

SpareRoom


Student Accommodation

Student.com


Other Useful Websites

SmartPostCode

GOV.UK: Find Property Information Service

1. Booking.com

  • Short-term Rental

  • Popular for hotel listing in the UK

  • Other listed properties including apartments, serviced apartments, lodging







2. Airbnb

  • Short-term Rental

  • Popular for apartments and lodging listing in the UK

  • Other listed properties include hotels and serviced apartments






3. Homelike

  • Short-term and mid-term Rental

  • High quality serviced apartments

  • Only available in London in the UK







4. Rightmove

  • Long-term rental

  • No.1 property portal in the UK

  • Most listed properties for rent are rented as a whole.

  • Other listed properties include room in shared property, student let and property for sale




5. Zoopla

  • Long-term rental

  • Advertised as Smart Property Portal

  • Most listed properties for rent are rented as a whole.

  • Other listed properties include room in shared properties and properties for sale

  • large overlapping with Rightmove for property listings



6. OnTheMarket

  • Long-term rental

  • Have some unique property listings which are not on Rightmove or Zoopla

  • Other listed properties include student let and property for sale

  • backed by property agencies to challenge the market position of Rightmove and Zoopla




7. PrimeLocation

  • Long-term rental

  • Positioned as high-quality property listing

  • Other listed properties include property for sale









8. Homestay

  • Short-term and long-term rental

  • Popular for lodging listing in the Uk








9 SpareRoom

  • Short-term and long-term rental

  • Popular for flatshare in the Uk

  • Other listed properties include lodging and subletting.










10. Student.com

  • Student accommodation











Other websites that are helpful during renting:


11. SmartPostCode

  • Recommends where to live based on users’ budget, commuting locations and neighbourhood data

  • Free








12. GOV.UK: Find Property Information Service

  • Gov service to check current property owners' name and address

  • £3 per report




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