Kimberley Millhouse, Crown Relocations senior move manager, said this is because it can be hard to find accommodation that is large enough.
Villas generally have little gardens and apartments usually have very few bedrooms, she stated, noting this depends on the region a person is moving to.
If renting a residence, landlords frequently ask for three months' rent in advance, which will be returned when the tenancy concludes depending on the state of the property.
Furthermore, the first month's rent must typically be paid when the lease is being signed, she continued.
Most apartments do not have car parking spaces, so it is often a good idea to rent one nearby, Ms Millhouse added.
She had previously suggested people get all of their paperwork in order before they set off abroad and become an expatriate.