At the estate agents

If you are thinking of buying or renting accommodation in the UK, these phrases should help you find what you are looking for.

Discussing your requirements

what kind of accommodation are you looking for?
I'm looking for …
a flat
an apartment
a semi-detached house
a detached house
a terraced house
a cottage
a bungalow
I only need a …
one-bedroomed flat
studio flat
are you looking to buy or to rent?
which area are you thinking of?
something not too far from the city centre
how much are you prepared to pay?
what's your budget?
what price range are you thinking of?
how many bedrooms do you want?
it's got two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom
are you looking for furnished or unfurnished accommodation?
do you want a modern or an old property?
do you want a …?
garden
garage
parking space
are you going to need a mortgage?
have you got a property to sell?
are you a cash buyer?
do you want us to put you on our mailing list?

Enquiring about a property

how much is the rent?
what's the asking price?
is the price negotiable?
are they willing to negotiate?
how long has it been on the market?
is there a … school nearby?
primary
secondary
how far is it from the nearest station?
are there any local shops?
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