Arranging long-term accommodation when outside the UK can be difficult and is often not the best approach. Many Crick staff make arrangements to stay in temporary accommodation while they search, as this allows them to get a feel for an area, and understand London a little more before making a decision about where to live.
Some key things to note:
- Finding accommodation can be a lengthy process, so it’s best to start earlier.
- Viewings are often a requirement and are highly recommended to avoid scams or unsuitable properties.
- Be aware that most renting is subject to inspections and constraints within the tenancy agreement about what can be done with a property, which prevents tenants from making modifications to the property.
- The Government has also put together a comprehensive guide on ‘How to rent' which is well worth a look if you are new to renting or have questions about the process.