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I need to provide proof of address. So the best way is to hire a house or a flat.

I have a UK tourist visa. Am I eligible to rent a house while I am in UK, so that I can get a proof of address?

I will not live in the UK, and will go back to my country. I am just trying to rent to get a proof of of address. So I am looking for a short-term rental if possible as a tourist.

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    "Rent" is a complicated word. Are you talking about a very short term let, or something longer term? Note that if the property is going to be your "main home", the landlord has a duty to check your "right to rent" which isn't going to extend outside the validity period of your visa assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/… – origimbo Aug 2 '18 at 13:31
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    Where are you being asked to provide proof? Application for a UK Standard Visitor visa does not require that and, if you already have been issued a visa (I have a UK tourist visa), then who is asking for this information? – Giorgio Aug 2 '18 at 13:38
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    It sounds like you want to provide a proof of address for a place you don't legitimately live, seeing as you only want to be there long enough to obtain proof. While I sympathize, I suspect that whoever wants the address proof would not consider that acceptable. – Zach Lipton Aug 2 '18 at 17:17
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    @Roser Which company wants this proof of address? Is this a company you work for that wants to know if you are living in the UK? Is it a British company? – DJClayworth Aug 2 '18 at 18:01
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    If you’re looking for proof of address for eg a bank account or a credit/store card, or a supplier of goods on credit, you’ll typically need to have lived there for a specific minimum period and/or be on the local voters roll or council record. – Traveller Aug 2 '18 at 18:30
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Under UK law, you may be able to find a private landlord willing to offer a short-term rental. Landlords are required to make a right-to-rent check, verifying an individual's status in the country. Under such circumstances, they're likely to require full payment for the entirety of the rental, as well as a security deposit (an amount equal to one or more month's rent).

Reference: UK.Gov Check your tenant's right to rent

  • Is there any time limits on tenancy? Because my tourist visa covers only 6 month, is it possible to hire less than 6 months legally? – Roser Sep 12 '18 at 3:35

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