I'm reaching out to the expat community for assistance. I'm pursing the D7 visa and have 90 percent of it done (NIF, insurance, VFS appointment etc). I plan on moving between mid October and November 1st. Unfortunately I have not been able to secure a contract for an apartment. I have found many places using the online sites, but no one has been wiling to write a contract now for an apartment I won't need until November. I can't be the first one in this situation. I've looked at hotels and Airbnb but the cancellation policies will lock me into them for at least six months and I really want to rent a place that I can settle into. How do I resolve this issue? Thank you for your assistance.