Relocating to a new neighbourhood is a bold move.
Whether you’re moving for a new job, a change of scenery, a fresh start or even to be closer to the ones you love, the upheaval is tiresome. Needless to say, more often than not it comes with a plunder of stress and emotion.
Being the cities leading provider of short term lets in Bristol, we help to ease the pressure and make the big move that little bit smoother and thought out.
In light of this, we’ve curated our very best advice to help you make the right decisions ahead of any long-term choices.
#1 Don’t buy right away
When relocating, slow and steady wins the race.
First things first, so many people sell or give up their lease on their current digs and sign themselves up to another mid to long term contract often making them very inflexible.
If you’re moving to rent…
Instead of travelling back and forth and putting unnecessary pressure on yourself to find a place to rent long term, rent a place short term in Bristol on a week by week, month by month basis and then use the time to find the right place to commit to.
Bristol has a very competitive rental market and the best places are snapped up often within a day or two of going onto the market. Being nearby to view lots of places and being able to make a quick decision when you find the right place is a huge advantage.
If you’re moving to buy…
All of the above still applies should you be looking to buy, however, the pressure is even more intense because once you buy it takes a lot longer to sell up and move on. When letting short term, we and many other providers allow you to give as little as 24 hours notice prior to leaving.
Home sweet home
#2 – Find a home from home
Our guests have told us that when relocating to Bristol, staying in a hotel gives you an entirely different perspective to staying in a self-contained apartment or space of your own. This subsequently affecting your feelings and emotions towards your choices.
By finding somewhere which is more so a home from home like a serviced apartment it will make you feel more like a part of the community as opposed to a guest.
Nice & easy does it
#3 – Don’t stay in a hotel
The feedback we receive from those relocating and choose to stay with us is often that it has given them a whole new perspective about what they really wanted from their move to the city.
It has given them a chance to take their foot off the gas to visit the local neighbourhoods and get a feel for where they can see themselves living long term.
From visiting the local pub, trying some of the freshest restaurants, even establishing a favourite barista and blend at the funky coffee shop down the road. By taking your time you are able to connect with a community before deciding if you’d like to pitch up there long term.
#4 – Find your vibe
Bristol is an incredibly diverse city. Like London within a square mile are two dozen different neighbourhoods each with a completely different lifestyle.
You’ve got the super central like on the Harbourside which while central is a lot more commercial. You have Southville which is becoming more foodie with the likes of Wapping Wharf on its doorstep. Then you have Stokes Croft which is a younger and hipster hub.
We have short terms lets in almost all of these neighbourhoods, often very central as well which means you are able to get a really good idea of what it would be like to live there.
A chance to retreat
#5 – Backtracking
We love Bristol and we’re yet to come across anyone who has said differently. But we entirely appreciate that the city might not be for everyone.
The great thing about taking our advice above is that if you find Bristol isn’t the right place for you, you can move on to the next place and not be stuck here.
Our short term lets in Bristol
We hope this has given you some food for thought prior to your big move to Bristol. Should you like to discuss the possibility of taking up a short term let either with us or another provider, we’re all ears and advice.
Want to speak to someone? Call us on 0117 3018 444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.