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

Latest Residential Property News

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London slows as regional house market gathers pace

There has been a dramatic fall in London and South East England house sales, while other regions are recording surges of up to 40%. Is this fluctuation due to more than Brexit-related uncertainty?

Purchase

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London slows as regional house market gathers pace

There has been a dramatic fall in London and South East England house sales, while other regions are recording surges of up to 40%. Is this fluctuation due to more than Brexit-related uncertainty?

UK house prices continue on upward trend

Official figures on Tuesday showed continued “strong growth” in UK house prices, with average values up 6.2 per cent in the year to January.
Midlands leads surge in UK property prices

Midlands leads surge in UK property prices

New research by Rightmove, the UK's largest property portal, has shown that the Midlands is setting the pace for property price increases where yearly growth is outstripping London by nearly 5 per cent.

Rental

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BridgeStreet launches new Stüdyo concept in Paddington

Global serviced accommodation provider BridgeStreet has formally unveiled the latest addition to its expanding UK portfolio in the heart of the capital.

UK rents ‘to rise by 20 per cent over five years’

House prices in the UK are forecast to rise by 18 per cent over the next five years with rents expected to increase by a fifth over the same period.
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Dublin’s rental costs increase fastest: new survey

Inbound migration and strong demand from residents saw Dublin post Europe’s highest rental hikes among popular expatriate destinations.

Removals

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New survey reveals relocation costs in 75 world cities

An online provider of moving services has created a ready reckoner for average move costs in the wake of Brexit and data on Millennials’ hunger to relocate.
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SIRVA appoints Holger Reimers as its new European region president

Global relocation and moving services provider SIRVA has announced a new senior appointment in Europe.
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Global moving services company appoint new director

The Suddath Companies appoint Christopher Jenkins as director of international business development to its Global Moving Services.

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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