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Old 03-19-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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We want to move to london by the end of May.We are looking for a nice village close to London Bridge,( 30-40min away) and commute via train.We want to find a rental property around 850p/month.Any ideas?
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Sorry - but you haven't even a prayer of finding anything decent for that amount of money. Also, in the UK, the villages within commuter distance of London are even pricier than the cities as they are more coveted.

Your best bet is to check here: UK's number one property website for properties for sale and to rent
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Airstrip 1, Oceania
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For £850/month you might find a 2-bedroom apartment in a small town 30 miles from London which would be about a 1 hour train commute. You are unlikely to improve much on that with the budget you mentioned.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Thanks for your answers..not very good news for us though..But after a small research i made i saw some places like blackheath,greenwich, or sutton(surrey)that you can rent with that amount of money..what do you think of these areas?
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: London.
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Thanks for your answers..not very good news for us though..But after a small research i made i saw some places like blackheath,greenwich, or sutton(surrey)that you can rent with that amount of money..what do you think of these areas?
£850 in Blackheath or Greenwhich might get you a small pokey 1 bed flat. Just google real estate companies for the area.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: SW France
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hi!
We want to move to london by the end of May.We are looking for a nice village close to London Bridge,( 30-40min away) and commute via train.We want to find a rental property around 850p/month.Any ideas?
When you find it let us know!
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Pirkanmaa, Finland
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For £850/month you might find a 2-bedroom apartment in a small town 30 miles from London which would be about a 1 hour train commute. You are unlikely to improve much on that with the budget you mentioned.
Bob's right. At a certain budget there's a certain point where moving farther out doesn't improve your financial position once the costs of travel are factored in.

My advice is that you raise your price point above £850.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Australia
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You could have a look at Caterham, Surrey. Trains go from Caterham to London Bridge (about 30 miles distance) and decent-looking 2BR apartments can be had for GBP850-900pcm within walking distance of the station. Don't think it's very village-y these days - though it was when I was a teenager there in the 1960s!! It is, however, close enough to country villages and pretty scenery to allow you to easily get out and about to enjoy them on weekends.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:34 AM
 
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You could have a look at Caterham, Surrey. Trains go from Caterham to London Bridge (about 30 miles distance) and decent-looking 2BR apartments can be had for GBP850-900pcm within walking distance of the station. Don't think it's very village-y these days - though it was when I was a teenager there in the 1960s!! It is, however, close enough to country villages and pretty scenery to allow you to easily get out and about to enjoy them on weekends.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
That's a good suggestion Kobber. The rents in Caterham are in the range of what the OP is looking for - but as Bob indicated, 30 miles out equals an hour to an hour and a quarter on the train/tube to get into central London (unfortunately not the 30-40 minutes the OP was hoping for).

London Transport has an excellent site that you will find useful to see how long it takes to get around. English - Journey Planner - Transport for London

In conjunction with rightmove (or a similar site) hopeful you will be able to find the right place at the right price.

Caterham Station flats. Find flats to rent near Caterham Station, Caterham, Surrey

Good luck!
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:01 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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You could find a decent 2 bed apartment in Reading for £850 but it is not a village, and the train fare would add another few thousand pounds to commute into London. It takes around 30/40 minutes into Paddington. To live somewhere decent and have 2 beds your going to pay over £1000 (and don't forget the council tax!).
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