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.

Latest Residential Property News
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commuter train station

High London property costs make commuting a bit more appealing

Home buyers looking for property in the heart of London will have to pay £450,000 more on average that those who buy a house just an hour's commute away, according to new research.
terraced houses, London

UK house prices now ahead of pre-crisis boom

House prices in England and Wales have hit a new high in June, overtaking the pre-recession high reached during the 2007 property boom.

House-price growth: A two-speed Europe?

Ranked by annual house-price growth, seven of the top ten countries around the world are in Europe, a new report has found. However, another four European countries are among the weakest-performing markets globally.
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UK house to let

Buy to let market thriving despite tax changes

London continues to lead the UK's of buy-to-let property market, but areas outside the capital are growing in popularity, according to the latest half-yearly survey by Barclays Mortgages.
UK houses

City home price rises expected to hit 10 per cent by year's end

The strength of the UK's economic recovery could see house prices in the nation's 20 biggest cities rising at a rate of 10 per cent by the end of the year, according to the latest report from property analysts Hometrack.

Foreign assignees boost demand for home counties rentals

Prime property rental values in the Home Counties surrounding London are rising by an annual rate of four per cent, driven by increasing corporate demand, particularly from foreign assignees to the UK, according to a new survey.
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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.
Awards 2014/2015
Relocate Awards

European stars shine at Re:locate Awards 2014/15

Mainland Europe was well represented among the Re:locate Awards 2014/15 winners, who received their stunning crystal trophies at a gala dinner held in the elegant surroundings of the Institute of Directors, in London’s Pall Mall, in May.
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Smith Stone Walters win Relocate Award

Smith Stone Walters – Excellence in Employee & Family Support

Always hotly contested, this category is a particularly broad one, open to individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
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