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.

Purchase
For sale and to let boards

Mortgages at year-long high in ‘buoyant’ property market

UK banks have reported that the number of mortgage approvals surged to a 14-month high in May.
London mews houses

In house prices per metre, London leads the UK

A new survey by the Halifax bank has highlighted the surge in house prices across Britain with – predictably – the rate in London far outstripping those elsewhere.
Houses for sale in the UK

Home owners’ expectations high for rising house prices

With last month’s general election out of the way, home-owners’ confidence in a rise in UK house prices in the coming months has hit its highest level since last autumn, according to a new survey.
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Rental
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Tale of two cities: new AIRINC housing data for Dallas and Houston

Expatriate compensation and global mobility consultants AIRINC release new data on the expatriate-quality housing rental markets for Dallas and Houston in the U.S.
Night view of new memorial in Ordabasy Square, Shymkent, Kazakhstan's third largest city by population.

Expats in Kazakhstan see rents fall: new data

Research by global mobility data, consultancy and service provider AIRINC has found that rent is falling for expatriate-quality housing, particularly at the higher end of the market, in the central Asian republic.
London house to let

Predictions of full recovery in prime London rentals remain cautious

Rental values in central London climbed in October as the UK economic recovery strengthened and yields saw the strongest improvement in three years, according to a new report from Knight Frank Research.
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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.