Residential Property

The right accommodation, in the right location, underpins a successful relocation. In this section, you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you help your relocating employees and international assignees to plan their moves, whether they want to buy, rent, or do a weekend commute. Topics include financial advice, top tips for selling a home and the latest survey results on relocation hotspots.

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Purchase
British houses

Annual UK house price rise close to 10 per cent

House prices in the UK recorded a rise of 9.7 per cent in the year to January, according to the latest survey by the Halifax.
Kensington housing

A tale of two stamp duty reforms in prime central London

A combination of strengthening demand and April’s stamp duty deadline has resulted in higher sales volumes in the last two months, says Knight Frank’s head of London residential research, Tom Bill.
Homes under construction

Home building registrations hit eight-year high

Registrations to build new homes in the UK last year reached its highest level for eight years, according to a report from the National House Building Council (NHBC).
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Rental
Rented property, UK

Right to Rent checks

Private landlords are now required to conduct immigration status checks on their tenants and an updated Code of Practice is in force from 1st February 2016 detailing the landlord's obligations.
Portobello market

London property rent continues to attract buy to let landlords

A recent report by estate agents Martin and Co, suggests rentals in the capital are continuing to boom, with demand exceeding supply.
Shanghai sunrise

New lease accounting standards impact businesses in APAC

Businesses in Asia Pacific are bracing for the impact of a globally imposed new accounting standard for leased assets such as real estate and equipment.
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Removals
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.

BAR affirms quality commitment with Which? partnership

The British Association of Removers (BAR) has announced a new partnership with Which?, the UK’s largest consumer body, and its Trusted Trade scheme.

BAR issues top tips for a smooth move

As the UK property market reaches another seasonal peak and the new academic term sees students move to university digs, the British Association of Removers (BAR) has issued guidance aimed at protecting consumers during what can be a stressful time.
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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.

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.

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.
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