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I am British and have been living in Germany

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Hello
I am British and have been living in Germany for the last 5 years.
I would like to re-locate back to the UK.
I have been told I cannot open a Bank Account as I do not have a permanant address and I am not on the Electoral Roll.
If I want to rent a property a Landlord wants rent to be paid by Standing Order.
So I am in a catch 22 situation.
Any ideas please.
Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

I suggest you shop around at different banks as different banks have different policies.

It may be advisable to first open a savings account and then a current account once you secure a property and register yourself on the electoral roll.

Once you have a savings account open, you should be able to pay your landlord from it.

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