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Need a room, no job, but saved a year's worth of rent to find work?

I'm a UK National and I'm looking to move to the Sheffield city centre area so that my job applications for Sheffield are more desirable to potential employers. I'm know that I should get a job first before attempting to rent, but I possess no car nor driver's license. Being so far away and depending on busses tends to put employers off and that my lack of employment is red flag for Landlords, so I currently live in Chesterfield with my parents. I have been working and saving for the last six years so I can pay off a year's rent and a deposit in order to live in the Sheffield area to help find me find a job. I don't want a massive house or apartment, just a cheap £100 room in a flat/house share, utility bills included to make weekly budgeting easier, close to the city centre. I'm not sure what arrangements or paperwork I need to make with landlords or letting agents so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Asked on Jul 2 2016, Renting in Sheffield | Report content

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  • Hello, The fact that you do not have a driver's licence should not be a red flag for landlords. They will want to know that you have a good credit rating and undertake a check. It's only if this comes back as negative that you will have to look for a guarantor. Thanks, Ruban

    Answered on Sep 9 2018, Report content

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