I recently left salaried employment to launch my own business. I move to the UK from overseas so I don’t have access to a UK guarantor. The landlord through the lettings agent, is aksing for 2 months deposit plus 6 months rent upfront. I can afford this but of course would rather not part with so much cash up front as I am wary about what would happen if there was an issue with the flat and I needed to leave and ask for the return of rent advanced. Is there a way that money could be held in some kind of escrow acount for my protection?