Pros and Cons of Renting a Fully Furnished London Home

Pros and Cons of Renting a Fully Furnished London Home



The decision whether you want to opt for a home that is fully furnished or its bare counterpart is often something that is troublesome for the majority of people.  

There are a plethora of advantages and disadvantages for both sides of the argument, and choosing which one is right for you can often be a daunting decision.  

However, once you have seen all of the advantages and disadvantages for both furnished and unfurnished, you may just find that there is a clear winner between the two that will suit you best. 

In this article, we will be listing the pros and cons of both furnished and unfurnished homes in London, as well as telling you some critical information that will help you decide what the best decision is for you.  


Fully Furnished London Homes are Perfect for Temporary Dwelling  

When it comes to short-term or fixed living, whether that be for work or leisure, then fully furnished homes may just come out on top.  

For one, the huge hassle of either moving all your current furniture and appliances over or even buying brand new items is almost completely negated. Not only does this save a huge amount of time and cause you less headache, but it can also save you a ton of cash.  

It is not unheard of for people to spend around £10,000 or more just to furnish their new home, so the amount of money you can save this way is really mindboggling. 

Furthermore, if you are only planning on living somewhere shortly, it may even seem pointless for you to buy furniture and appliances as you may have to leave them behind in as little as 6 months. 

Due to all the aforementioned reasons, if you are someone who is looking to move to London just for a short period of time, then opting to go for a fully furnished home is more than likely going to be the best decision for you.  

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Expensive Rent, Repair Bills, & Badly Maintained Furniture in Fully Furnished London Homes

An unfortunate reality that becomes evident with fully furnished homes, is that extra perks come at a great cost.  

Of course, you would expect furnished homes to cost a little extra than their unfurnished counterparts, and that’s not the issue. The issue that many people will find is just how stringent landlord's rules will be when it comes to furnished homes.  

On top of the increased monthly fees, you will also have to pay for anything that becomes damaged. Furthermore, the definition of “damaged” is a grey area, and your landlord could potentially try and take advantage of unsuspecting tenants.

Furthermore, the furniture and appliances that come with the said property may be badly maintained, either having an unattractive appearance with stains and such or even physically damaged such as a broken cooker that the landlord is unwilling to pay for. 

The only way in which one could justify getting a fully furnished house is if they are either extremely wealthy and unwilling to go through the process of getting new furniture or if they are only living in London temporarily.  



Unfortunately, there is no correct or obvious answer when it comes to which is better between an unfurnished home or a fully furnished home. There are substantial differences between the two, and only you will know which one of them is best for you based on your individual circumstances. 

Sure, if you are only planning on living in London temporarily and you don’t consider yourself too “clumsy” to damage the furnishings, then fully furnished may be the best decision for you. Alternatively, if you are hoping to stay in London for the foreseeable future, then going for an unfurnished apartment will be a much cheaper endeavour in the long run. 

If you are interested in renting a home in London, whether that be of the furnished or unfurnished variety, then feel free to take a browse through our website. At TRPE- The Real Property Experts, we have many properties available all over London and its surrounding areas. We also have our trained and qualified personnel who will be able to help you throughout your journey in case you face any issues.  

Good luck.  

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