Staying with friends and family
If you are planning on moving to the UK, or if you have recently arrived, accommodation is something of priority.
A good option for the first few months is to try and arrange to stay with friends or family untill you find your feet.
They will also be able to give you that initial support and help you with some of the important basics.
There are also many Air B&B’s in the UK which are houses that you are able to rent short term, and these often allow pets, which is a great help in giving you time to look for more permanent accommodation.
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Things to consider
- City or country
- Commute to work
- Schools in the area if you have children
Street check is a great site for information about property across the United Kingdom. It will also tell you a lot of what you need to know about an area.
All you need to do is type in the postcode or location of the area you would like information about.
Prove your right to rent in the UK
Private landlords and agents are legally required to check the immigration status of all tenants, lodgers and any other adults who will be living in the property.
The right to rent check has to take place before the tenancy starts.
You will be asked to provide documents to show you have the right to live in the UK, either permanently or temporarily.
- Your rights and responsibilities
- Document checks
- Your landlord’s safety responsibilities
- Rent increases
- Rent disputes
- Rent arrears
- Houses in multiple occupation
- Anti-social behaviour
- Changes to a regulated tenancy
- Who has to pay council tax?
- Working out your Council Tax
- Discounts for full-time students
- Discounts for disabled people
- Second homes and empty properties
- Paying your bill
Renting or purchasing property
Some useful links about renting or purchasing property in the UK:
- Renting or purchasing a property in the United Kingdom.
- A checklist for renting in the United Kingdom.
- Private renting.
- Being a landlord and renting out a room
- Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities in the private rented sector
- Check your tenancy type if you rent from a private landlord
- Your rights when you rent from a private landlord
- Using a guarantor
- Renting with other people
- Subletting and lodging
- Tenancy agreements
Property and rooms to rent by area
- On the market
- The property centre
- Place buzz
- Prime location
- Open rent
- Rent hero
- Spare room
Stoke on Trent
South West Scotland
Rooms to rent
Search properties to buy or rent
- Prime Location
- Open Rent
- House Ladder
- Purple Bricks
- On the Market
- Move Bubble
Disabled friendly accommodation
- Search For Accessible Properties
- Mitula Wheelchair adapted bungalows to rent
- Gumtree disabled in Residential Property To Rent
- Branch properties
Search pet-friendly apartments
- Home buying process
- House buying tips
- Process of buying a house
- Guide to buying a home in the UK
- Guide to buying a house
- Step by step buying a home
How to buy a home
A guide to buying a home in England and Wales
- Leaseholder rights and responsibilities
- Service charges and other expenses
- Extending, changing or ending a lease
- Buying the freehold
- Right to Manage and management disputes
- Leasehold disputes
How to sell a home
A guide to selling a home in England and Wales.