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Posted by New in London
on 27 Aug 2018

Hi, My husband and I are relocating to London for 2 years. We are looking to rent a flat after a month of moving there. In order to rent a flat, are we able to show bank statements to show proof of savings until we find employment? We have not yet secured employment however are able to show proof of savings.

If any one has moved to the UK and found jobs and places to rent this way appreciate any advice, suggestions etc.

Thanks

Kyle de Villiers on 29 Aug 2018

Hi N,

So this would probably depend on the landlord, but it might be worth approaching someone close, such as a family member, to see if they can act as a guarantor to ensure that you will be able to pay rent. 

Otherwise, you might have to pay a huge sum of rent in advance in order to guarantee your lease. House shares are another option, as the terms may be more lenient. 

If you're looking for more of an overview on renting, then read this Expat Arrivals page on renting in London, as well as this page on accommodation in London.

Best,

Kyle

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