Apartments for Rent in the UK

Why choose Homelike apartments in the UK?

Top cities to live in the UK

Living in the UK

What to know about living in the UK

In this tell-all guide, your cosmopolitan chums Homelike have covered it all. We’ve brought you information on how to move to the UK, the pros and cons of living in the UK, and endless facts and figures on pets, prices, visas, jobs, education and more.

Best places to live in the UK

Whether it is finding the best city in the UK for families, for expats, for property sellers, or for students, there is a city for you. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to live and work in the UK and what each one can offer.

Best cities in the UK
About UK Work Visas

Immigration: UK work visas

With this simple guide, we aim to make yourΒ move to the UKΒ simpler by taking you through the ins and outs of UK Work Visas, stripping away the jargon and bureaucracy and leaving you free and confident to apply or take the right path for you.

Moving to the UK with your pet

Let us take a look at how to move to the UK with your pet and what you will have to do before stepping down with your two feet and your favorite four-legged friend.

Moving to the UK with a pet: Pet relocation

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Things to Know about Renting in the UK with Homelike: Benefits

Renting in the UK can be a unique experience, with its own set of rules and expectations. Whether you’re new to the country or moving within it, understanding these nuances is crucial. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to expect when renting in the UK with Homelike, ensuring your transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Furnished Apartments

When you rent through Homelike, you can expect fully furnished apartments. These properties come equipped with essential furniture like beds, sofas, dining tables, and necessary appliances. This setup is perfect if you’re looking for a move-in ready solution without the need to purchase or transport furniture. The furnishings are detailed in the listing, ensuring transparency about what is included.

Tenancy Agreements for Longer Stays

For tenants booking longer stays (typically 12 months or more, though technically as short as six months), landlords may require you to sign a specific type of tenancy agreement. In England and Wales, this is known as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST), while in Scotland, it’s referred to as a Private Residential Tenancy (PST). These agreements are used when the tenant intends to use the property as their main or principal residence. They outline the terms and conditions of your stay, including rent amount, payment dates, and responsibilities for both parties.

TV Licence

In the UK, if you watch live television or use the BBC iPlayer, you must purchase a TV licence. This fee is separate from your rent and covers all devices in your household. It’s an often-overlooked cost, so remember to factor it into your budget. However, this expense does not apply to tenants who book through Homelike, as the landlord takes care of it. This means you can enjoy your favorite shows without any additional costs or the need to manage another bill.

Pet Policies

Many landlords in the UK have specific policies regarding pets. Some properties are pet-friendly, while others may have restrictions or require an additional deposit. If you have a pet or plan to get one, ensure you discuss this with your landlord. On Homelike, you can easily find pet-friendly properties by using the pet filter in your search. This feature allows you to quickly locate accommodations that welcome your furry friends, making your search more convenient and stress-free.

Final Tips

Renting in the UK with Homelike provides numerous benefits, including having council tax and utility bills covered and fully furnished apartments. Always read your tenancy agreement carefully, clarify any doubts with your landlord, and ensure you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities. With a bit of preparation, you’ll find a suitable home that meets your needs and makes your stay in the UK enjoyable.