I recently moved to England, UK, and this morning I applied for a reference check (paying an exorbitant referencing fee). Soon thereafter, a tenant referencing company contacted me stating that they “are having problems locating you at your current address for the purpose of obtaining a credit score”. I am not surprised, for I have been in the United Kingdom for less than three weeks and have had a bank account for less than one week, with so far zero activity on my bank account. I do have an employment contract for the next four years, and sufficient savings to pay rent a full year in advance if necessary.
Should I expect to be able to sign a tenancy with zero credit history?