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Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

Detroit, Michigan
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Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

I am considering renting a flat from a company called Short Lettings London Ltd from a site called: rentduringthegames.com The prices are good but Short Term Letting requires 50% deposit by wire or PayPal, then I receive the contract. Anyone have any experience with this company?

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1. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

It looks like a screenscraper website, cobbled together from a number of other sites. It's been poorly edited and looks a dog's dinner.

Which flat are you considering, please? If you post the links for specific flats you're considering we can give better advice.

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2. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

The two flats both listed on rent during the games are below, the reply came back from shortlettingslondon.co.uk

rentduringthegames.com/london-2012-olympics/…

rentduringthegames.com/london-2012-olympics/…

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3. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

Thank you. The information in the links you've given is patchy, with no street or road names given, and the bumph about the flats looks lifted from an estate agent's brochure. shortlettingslondon.co.uk (where the website content is copyright 2012 - that was quick!) seems to have three flats listed, none of which seem to be designed for short holiday lets but rather longer lets of six months or more.

I would choose another agent or website for a booking.

Edited: 01 January 2012, 21:35
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4. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

Hi there

You could try the homelidays website or I enjoy staying at The Citadines Trafalgar Square.

Kind Regards

Merran

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5. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

£1,000 damage deposit !!

The phone number does not have either a 0 or +44 at the beginning which is very odd.

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7. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

And a quick scan of your website shows that at those ridiculous prices, only a tiny percentage have been booked.

How much is your cut?

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8. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

Really - Mr rent during the games is from Canada !!!

Could this be a sneaky advert ?

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10. Re: Flat Rental Companies - London Olympics

He never gives up !