Home UK Forum UK Guide UK Resources UK Real Estate International Jobs

UK

Resources

City Guides

CIGNA Expat Health Insurance
Join Sign In
International Mail Forwarding with US Global Mail

An Expat Talks about Moving to Sheffield, UK

Feb 26, 2018

Comments


Sheffield, England

An expat in discusses renting a home in Sheffield, England. The red tape involved in finding a rental can be challenging (i.e. a 3 year history of utility bills) coupled with the high cost of housing.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Sheffield

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

I should have brought stock cubes, because the ones in England lack flavour. Having relocated from S.E. Asia, I wish I had brought hand woven cloths and sachet spice mixes. I shouldn't have brought any furniture, as stuff from charity shops in England are inexpensive.

Expat Health Insurance

Integra Global is a different breed of health plan provider. Smaller, more flexible. Intelligent and personal. Our mission is to make our members feel as safe in their new country abroad as they felt back home. With Integra Global, you're not just another number. Unlike some of the bigger insurers, we are able to provide a fast, flexible and personal service to all our members and our plans are designed specifically for the healthcare needs of expats. Get a quote from Integra Global.

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

There's a lot of red tape in England and it was difficult for me to start up here. Utility bills up to three years prior, from former homes, were requested, making finding a house to rent on my own an impossibility. Lucky for me, I rented a house with my brother for the first six months and managed to find a council house that was made available for a single Mum.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

I live in a terraced house that is moderately priced. There are many options that appeal to expats alike.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

My brother lives in Sheffield, so I was lucky to have him show me around.

Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

So far, accommodation in England is more expensive than any other country I've lived in thus far. I pay 400 Pounds for my house.

Read Next

London Information for Expats: Introduction

If you are now, or will be, an expat living in London, you have come to the right place. We have pulled together enough information so that, at the very least, you won't feel like you are flying blind after moving overseas.

Moving to London: Expat Package Negotiation

Advice for expats in London about expat package negotiation and cost of living in London.

London: Key Topics

An overview of key topics for expats in London. Covers visas, schools, housing, cost of living in London and more.

AGS Worldwide Movers

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

UK Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal