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I am moving to the UK in June. We believe we have met all other requirements to get my wife a spouse visa. But we will not have a place to live or a lease agreement at the time of the application. We will hunt for a rental house when we arrive in the UK. How do we prove we can rent corporate housing or otherwise meet the accommodation requirement without a lease agreement in place?
 

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What most people do is to share accommodation with a family member or relative with spare rooms.
While prospective rental is considered by Home Office, you need more than just a snapshot of rental ads. Because it's difficult to get anything concrete without actually entering into a rental agreement, most people opt to share with relatives.
 

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What most people do is to share accommodation with a family member or relative with spare rooms.
While prospective rental is considered by Home Office, you need more than just a snapshot of rental ads. Because it's difficult to get anything concrete without actually entering into a rental agreement, most people opt to share with relatives.
What if I were to have a reservation for a furnished apartment in Bristol for my arrival date? This might be where we stay anyway while we house hunt.

It may sound strange, but I have an odd relationship with my father and stepmother, and I'd rather leave them out of the equation, even though it's quite likely we'll be staying with them for a few weeks anyway.
 

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Keep your personal feeling out of it. It's a purely business relationship. If you are going to stay with them in any case, it makes sense to formalise it to meet the accommodation requirement.
You can have a furnished apartment as temporary accommodation, but it will cost you a lot of money.
 
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