Hey. I have a student who is planning to move to England (Oxford) next week, and is asking me for advice about renting a flat. I'm fairly clueless about this kind of thing, and don't know if anything's changed since I was last in the UK.
What documents do you need to rent(I'm guessing passport and work contract)
Do foreigners get a rough ride from landlords and letting agents? (IE paying 6 months up front, ludicrously high deposits etc)
Do universities offer halls of residence places during the summer?
Are private landlords more or less reliable than letting agencies?