I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I'm going to ask anyways. I'm hopefully moving to the UK in about half a year from now, but I'm kind of lost in the process. How can I rent a flat from abroad without having job there? Or to reverse the situation, how can I get a job without a proper UK address to prove I can pay the monthly rent? Of course I do have savings, but I can't pay 6 months' rent in advance just to gain the landlord's trust. I'd be grateful for any kind of advice.
are you dumb bro?
just use temporary accommodation (find a room on gumtree or whatever) when you arrive and find something more permanent when you are in the country
it's a 'hopefully' a year and a half away that is autistic levels of planning
You misread my post, I said half a year away, that's actually not a crazy lot of time.
Also, why is it easier to rent a room than a flat? Isn't it the same thing when you're moving there unemployed?
wow i did misread it
also renting a room is easier because its less formal, often for a non-fixed amount of time etc
try airbnb or gumtree
but this is assuming you are moving to a city
Yeah, temporary accommodation, airbnb is fine for this purpose.
Be prepared to spend AT LEAST 500 pounds a month on a roof over your head. Rent is notoriously terrible at the moment, I had to move up North back in with my family just because I could not stay in London for the few months that I would need to find a job there without selling a kidney or winning the lottery.