You can reserve an apartment but you must pay non-refundable rent on the property from the reservation date.  When you actually move into the property we would still require a month’s rent in advance.  For example:  If you want to reserve a £100 per week apartment for 3 weeks before you moved in.  You would pay £300 in advance to reserve the property.  When you want to move in, at your meeting to sign the tenancy and exchange documentation, you must pay a month’s rent in advance which is the usual procedure.  If, for example, you wanted to reserve the apartment for 3 weeks and had paid £300 in advance and after 2 weeks you changed your mind and did not want the property we would not refund the difference.