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Moving from USA to London

I'd always been interested in moving to London or some portion of England but I currently live in California, United States. I hope to move to England come the summer time. (after 6 June, 2015) Is there any advice, tips, or permits I should look into before the move, during the move, or after?

Asked on Nov 21 2014, Renting in London | Report content

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  • Other than the usual Immigration visa issues it is quite straight forward to rent or buy a property in the UK (you don’t mention which you wish to do). I’d suggest renting first to really get a good view of the areas you like, London can vary street by street. The minimum length of tenancy is 6 months.

    Answered on Dec 8 2014, Report content
  • Hi, Please make sure you have a job in place or have funds available to fund the move as the house prices in England are rising steadily. You may find that California is much cheaper in all aspects compared to London. Rent is around £1000 for a 1 bedroom apartment, purchase cost around £200,000. You will not need any permits apart from your visa and National Insurance (if you wish to work) and driving licence (you can drive on your american licence for 1 year but your insurance will be very high). London is very much like New York in terms of the dynamics of the city but much more expensive.

    Answered on Dec 11 2014, Report content

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