I just joined this forum! My wife, Pat, and I are planning a long visit (6 months or more) to the UK in 2021. We have been to the UK several times before and last visited for 3 weeks in 2016, where we stayed in hotels and Air BNB places for 2-3 days at a time. This trip is going to be longer, so we're planning on staying long-term in a 2-bedroom flat either in the country or in a smaller city. We'll be looking for furnished flats and will likely start somewhere on or near the South Coast.
Are there any pitfalls or challenges for a non-resident to be able to short-term lease property - such as needing an in-country address or insurance? We will likely want to lease an inexpensive car, as well, and I know that buying a cheap used car is about impossible for non-residents.
Anyone else from the States who has travelled like this?