All international recruits are provided with accommodation for a set period of time and this is organised by the recruiting Trust.  After this you will need to find your own accommodation.  Websites such as RightMove or Zoopla  will list upcoming rentals. Please make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to look for accommodation to rent.  

All estate agents will require references, which could be from your employer if they provided the initial onboarding/housing when you arrived.  They will also require two to three payslips and most will ask for one month’s rent AND one month’s deposit upfront. So if a property is listed as £950 per calendar month (pcm), you would need to have double this amount paid in order to move in to the property – subject to identity checks and references. Some landlords can ask for three to six months up front for assurance if the applicant hasn’t had much rental history or they fail any checks. It may be wise to consider creating groups in your cohorts to live together in a house share as this will split the cost of housing and will also help to create a network of friends to explore the area with.

Housing Hub

NHS Housing Hub

The NHS Housing Hub is a specialist service designed to help internationally recruited colleagues and those in acute housing need to find an affordable home.

The Housing Hub officers provide advice on accommodation and renting in the UK, support colleagues with finding and securing a home, and can also provide advocacy in liaising with agents and landlords if required.

The service is available across the NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Council Tax

Council tax is a system of local taxation collected by the local authority. It is a tax on domestic property and all homes are given a council tax band.  If you put your postcode in here you can find out which band your house falls into. 

You can find out more information here

If you live alone you may be eligible for a 25% discount off your council tax.

NHS Rooms

NHS Rooms is an offer provided by the NHS Housing Hub open to all NHS colleagues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It provides a platform for colleagues who have a spare room to rent out to be matched with colleagues in need of accommodation.

NHS England

NHS England offer a step by step rental guide and accommodation options.

NHS England » Staff accommodation

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