Unlease offers affordable and flexible rentals giving newcomers to the UK the "live like a local" experience. If you don't want to sign up for a long-term contract, or couch surf and live in hostels for an extended period, this platform is perfect for you. Unlease offers one- to four-month accommodation options that will help give you a smooth transition to the UK. You can get the lay of the land without the pressure of committing to a neighbourhood, contract or flatmate for the long term.
All Kickstart clients will receive a £20 discount on their accommodation when they use our unique discount code. For flexible, affordable, secure and central rentals, check out the Unlease website.
If you are looking for inexpensive, conveniently located, temporary accommodation, we recommend Hostel World’s network of properties. Offering travellers a choice of 20,000 hostels in over 170 countries, you can use Hostel World to find your feet when you land in the UK or travel further afield.
If you’re looking for a more permanent option, we’d recommend the reliable service providers below to help you find your dream home. Their websites will give you an idea of what is available and what you are likely to get for the rent you are able to pay.
Accommodation in London
Accommodation in London is a well-known house share provider, helping everyone from professionals to working holiday makers find a spot in London. Offering clean and well-maintained rooms, you’ll find them in Zone 2 in North West London, Willesden Green and the Kilburn area.
Ultimate Housing is a leading house-share provider, offering a variety of rooms in clean, modern houses around South East London’s Canada Water, Canary Wharf and the Docklands. Ultimate Housing offers the ideal accommodation solution for newcomers to London who are finding their feet and looking to meet like-minded travellers.
If you’ve purchased one of our Kickstart packages, you’re entitled to a great deal from Ultimate Housing. Instead of paying a six week deposit, you’ll only need to pay for one month. In addition to this, the once-off admin fee is only £165. If you would like to enquire, click here.
Established in 2009, Arrive Homes has quickly grown into one of the city’s largest and most popular property lettings company. Specialising in providing shared accommodations, Arrive Homes lets over 40 properties across London, offering affordable, clean and spacious shared living for professionals.
Their friendly team will help you find the right room for your needs and is on hand to meet you on your move-in day, or when you arrive in London. Arrive Homes will also ensure you’re introduced to the other tenants in the house. If you have any general queries or maintenance and repair needs, they’ll be happy to help.
If you’d prefer to find your own accommodation in London, there are a few helpful websites you can use:
If you can afford to spend a little extra, you can go through a real estate agent, who will be able to show you more exclusive options. It’s free to register with an agent, but keep in mind that if the agent that finds you a property you wish to rent, you will be charged an additional administration fee.