Which areas do we cover?

Our dedicated Short Lets department specialises in offering short-term rental properties and serviced apartments to the corporate and private sector alike. Our coverage extends across the City, the West End, south west and central London, as well as Weybridge, Surrey and the surrounding areas of Elmbridge. We work in association with a number of short-term rental providers to provide a wider range of properties that extend beyond our office network.

What's included?

A short let tenancy is generally classed as being anything lasting less than six months in length.

All serviced apartments and most short let accommodation includes:

  • Utilities
  • Television license
  • Internet costs

The properties are generally fully furnished and include bed linen and towels. A full cleaning service is usually included with a change of linen and towels.

How does a short let benefit our Landlords?

  • A short let generates a greater return on rental income than a longer term let
  • A short let can generate a regular rental income to those Landlords living in an area that plays host to high-profile events, such as Wimbledon Tennis or international Rugby tournaments
  • A short let allows Clients who spend part of their year abroad to generate a rental income whilst being away and to keep their property occupied, which can enhance security
  • Payments are generally made upfront together with the deposit

How does a short let benefit our Tenants?

  • A short let allows you to have your own space and independence
  • A short term let requires less commitment than taking a longer term tenancy
  • A short let is almost always more cost effective than staying in a hotel
  • A serviced let may include a regular cleaning/maid service
  • A short let is inclusive of utilities, allowing you to work within a budget more accurately
  • A serviced let can benefit from concierge/porter services
  • A short let can make a short-term move feel like being ‘home from home’ and minimise disruptions during what can otherwise be stressful times of life, such as house renovations or emergency evacuation due to flooding or fire
  • Great choice of locations

How does a short let benefit our Tenants?

  • The Corporate sector; for example, housing a colleague for a short period of time without committing to a six or twelve month tenancy
  • Individuals carrying out works to their own property
  • Individuals who are ‘between’ their rental and newly-purchased property
  • Individuals requiring alternative accommodation during Insurance claims
  • Individuals looking to rent for a limited time during a sporting or other high-profile events
  • Individuals seeking to rent their property to film and television production companies
  • Great choice of locations

Find out more

If you have an enquiry please contact us, we would be delighted to help.

Alternatively email shortlets@frankharris.co.uk or telephone us on 020 8879 6635.

Our latest SHORT LETS

£2,500 per week (Fees apply) Short Let

Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, WC1H

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

£875 per week (Fees apply) Short Let

Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London, E1

  • Studio Bedroom

£989 per week (Fees apply) Short Let

Native Bankside, Empire Warehouse, South Bank, London, SE1

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

£1,150 per week (Fees apply) Short Let

Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, WC1H

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom


Letting your property on a short let basis provides increased flexibility and the potential for:

  • A greater rental return compared to a longer term let.
  • Rental income during void periods or whilst securing a long term tenant or buyer for a property.
  • A corporate let where tenants are relocating through employment.
  • Income from a property in areas that host high-profile events, such as Wimbledon tennis or international rugby.
  • Peace of mind if away on holiday or working abroad and wishing to ensure the property remains occupied and secure.
  • Upfront rental payments.

Short term lets are subject to local authority restrictions.


A short let is perfect for you if you are relocating to London or Surrey for work; carrying out works to your property; in between a property rental or purchase; requiring alternative accommodation during an insurance claim or receiving hospital treatment.

Further advantages to you:

  • Less commitment and greater flexibility compared with a long-term tenancy.
  • More cost effective than a hotel stay.
  • Often inclusive of regular cleaning/maid service.
  • Typically inclusive of utilities.
  • Home from home feel, minimising disruptions from house moves.

Find out more about London Short Lets

If you have an enquiry please contact us, we would be delighted to help.

Alternatively email shortlets@frankharris.co.uk or telephone us on 020 8879 6635.