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What are the top factors to keep in mind when searching for a place to live in your city?

Proximity to work and schools, facilities for kids such as playgrounds and leisure centres, parking restrictions, local transport facilities, traffic congestion and of course safety and security.
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What are the most popular neighborhoods in your city for expats?

Bristol is not a huge city like London or Birmingham, so areas within the city are small. The suburbs of Clifton, home to the renowned suspension bridge, Stoke Bishop, and Westbury-on-Trym are recognized as affluent areas and very pleasant places to live.
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Do expats tend to buy or rent their homes?

The majority of expats tend to rent their accommodation especially when they first arrive to get a feel for different areas. Whether you rent or buy ultimately depends on your personal preference and how long you intend to live there.
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Typically, will I be required to pay additional money up front (such as a deposit) before moving into leased housing? If so, how much is common?

Usually one month’s rent in advance plus security deposit, which is normally four to six weeks rent. You may also have to pay an administration fee, which varies depending on the rental agency.
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Are utilities generally included in the price of rent, or are they extra?

Gas, electricity, water, telephone, internet council tax and resident parking permits (if applicable) are generally payable in addition to rent. You will also be required to pay a TV Licence fee if you have a television in your home.
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Are there special security concerns I should be aware of in regards to my home or choice of neighborhood?

This depends on the location and suburb you choose to live in however you should always take sensible precautions, such as staying in well lit, populated areas after dark.
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I’m not sure if I should bring my appliances. What is the electric current, Hz and plug shape in your city?

The electric current is 220 volts and the plug is three pin. Most unfurnished properties will have white goods (refrigerator, washing machine, etc.) available for tenants.
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Do you have any other accommodation information that might help me?

Crown can offer assistance in providing you with accommodation information, for rental or purchase properties and can also arrange for temporary accommodation.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.

 

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