UK Accommodation Guide
Finding a place to stay is probably one of the most difficult tasks when coming to live and work in the UK. Being new to the country means you probably won’t know very much about what accommodation options are available to you, or how to go about finding and securing your first place to live.
Our UK accommodation guide aims to provide new expats with useful advice and information to help you get started, together with some links to the best UK accommodation websites and resources.
UK Accommodation Guide contents
Short-term UK accommodation guide – if you need to organise a place to stay for when you first arrive in the UK, check out the options provided on this page. Whether you’re on a budget, coming alone, or with your family, we have provided recommendations on what type of accommodation might suit you best and where to find it.
Long-term UK accommodation guide – once you get settled and find a job, you’ll know where you want to live. This page provides info on long-term accommodation options, key info on renting in the UK and some useful websites to help you find your perfect place.
How much can I afford to pay on rent? – it’s no use looking for a place to live long term until you know how much you can afford. Here we provide some useful links to cost of living calculators so you can compare how your home town compares to where you want to live in the UK. We also provide links to average rents in London and throughout the UK.
Where should I live? – when you’re new to a country, deciding where to live can be challenging. On this page, discover useful guides and tools to help you with your decision making.
FAQ’s – get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or send one to us yourself