Residential Property

The right housing, in the right location, underpins a successful international assignment or relocation. Getting it wrong can result in assignment failure.

The first step is to find a suitable location. This will be affected by a variety of factors, particularly if the assignee is accompanied by a partner and/or family. Considerations may include proximity of good schools, transport links, leisure facilities, and shops and other amenities, such as doctors’ surgeries and hospitals. Read more

The next step is sourcing accommodation. Again, the presence (or absence) of accompanying dependants will be a factor, as will whether the property is to be purchased or rented. For short-term assignments and business commuters, a serviced apartment may well be an option.

In this section, you’ll find a wealth of resources, from articles and news to ‘how to’ tips, to help you support your relocating employees and international assignees. Topics include purchase and rental market trends, employee assistance schemes (including Guaranteed Sales Price schemes), finance and mortgages, the latest relocation hotspots, planning a move, and furniture rental. Practical advice includes tips on buying, selling, renting or letting a home.

For related content, see our Brexit, Corporate FinanceInternational Assignments, Employee Finance, Education & Schools, Global Health and Wellness, Partner & Family Support, Serviced Apartments, and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations that can support employee moves, including destination services providers, education consultants, removals, furniture rental and serviced apartment companies, and providers of banking and financial services, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications. Read less

Purchase
Bank of Engand

Experts react to Bank of England stimulus package

Experts from various sectors in Britain cast their own verdicts on the Monetary Policy Committee's latest economic strategy.
English houses

‘Too early to say if Brexit hitting property market’ – Halifax

A fall in UK house prices in July does not necessarily mean the Brexit vote will have any long-term effects on the property market, according to the latest report from the Halifax.
English houses

Prime property values in London fall despite activity rise

Reports from leading estate agents show asking prices for properties for sale in London dipped in the second quarter of 2016. Rental prices have also fallen although the volume of deals since June's referendum has risen.
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Rental
Residential Property

Corporate relocation inquiries hit new high in July

After a marked slowdown in the run-up to the EU referendum in the number of corporate relocation inquiries about residential property lettings in SE England's commuter belt, the total rebounded last month to the highest level seen this year.
English houses

Prime property values in London fall despite activity rise

Reports from leading estate agents show asking prices for properties for sale in London dipped in the second quarter of 2016. Rental prices have also fallen although the volume of deals since June's referendum has risen.
apartments in Paris

Growth in global prime rents falls again

Rents of prime properties in cities worldwide have fallen for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest survey from Knight Frank.
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Removals
Mark Burnett and Andy Hawtin GB Liners

Best International Removals Provider

As client expectations and the number of relocation destinations increase, managing international removals becomes ever more challenging.
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India – Spotlight on removals

As India’s economy powers ahead, Ramesh Agarwal, founder and chairman of Agarwal Movers Group, tells Ruth Holmes why his company is opening a new office in Singapore – its first outside India – and how he views the future of removals and relocation in the subcontinent.
US and UK flags on packing cases

Lexicon Relocation expands services with acquisition of UK-based Connells

Global mobility and relocation management company, Lexicon Relocation, has announced the acquisition of UK-based Connells Relocation Services, Ltd.
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Furniture Rental

Furniture rental in Switzerland: an introduction

If you’re relocating employees, whether within Switzerland or beyond, furniture rental can offer a speedy, flexible and cost-effective solution.

When renting furniture pays

Furniture rental companies have been bucking the trend and seeing an increase in business. Their secret? Expanding their offering and adding value. Anna Lambert finds out more.

A cost-effective option

For serviced accommodation providers and those equipping homes temporarily for employees renting furniture can prove a cost-effective option, as Anna Lambert discovers.
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