short lets

Short lets

Short lets and serviced apartments offer an excellent, hassle-free alternative to a hotel, especially in expensive tourist hotspots such as London.

Savills classify a short let as anything from a few days up to 6 months. We understand that people may need short term accommodation for a variety of reasons. Therefore in addition to our privately marketed properties that are available for short lets, we have partnered with several short term rental providers to offer a wide range of short term accommodation solutions.

We specialise in short let flats in London, but we can assist with enquiries about temporary lettings for all types of property in London, the UK and in cities worldwide.

The benefits of short let property

Often, choosing a short let or serviced apartment allows you to live more like a local, rather than simply someone passing through. Typically a short let or serviced apartment will offer you exclusive cooking facilities and a separate living area and bedroom making for a comfortable and spacious accommodation solution.

Short term rentals and serviced apartments can usually offer more flexibility in terms of location than a hotel, often enabling you to live in a more residential, quiet area if that is your wish. Finally, short term lettings and serviced apartments are furnished and the price includes all utility services meaning they are as hassle-free as a hotel.

At a glance benefits for you

  • Typically a cost saving compared with hotel prices
  • Inclusive of all utility charges
  • Own cooking facilities
  • Separate reception and bedrooms
  • Apartments often benefit from concierge / porter services
  • Serviced apartments typically include cleaning / maid services
  • Serviced apartments typically include WiFi / connectivity options
  • Flexibility of location
  • Varied range of accommodation from studio apartments to houses

Reasons why our clients contact us about short lets

  • Work-related, corporate secondments / projects / placements
  • Alternative accommodation during ongoing works on existing property
  • Alternative accommodation for insurance claims
  • Tourism
  • Awaiting completion dates when purchasing property
  • Wanting to ‘get to know’ an area before buying or renting property
  • Filming and productions – accommodation for crew and actors


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