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


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UK housing market showing ’stoic resilience’

Average house prices across the UK increased by 6.7 per cent in the year to November 2016, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Property averages in UK 2016

East Anglia sets the pace in property price rises

A survey from UK property site Zoopla has shown East Anglia recording the greatest rise in house prices during 2016, with the area’s average totalling over £358,000.
UK inflation rises, house prices ease

UK inflation jumps – house price growth eases

The UK Consumer Price Index has risen to its highest level since October 2014 while house price inflation has continued to decrease, according to figures from the ONS.


UK house for sale

UK housing market showing ’stoic resilience’

Average house prices across the UK increased by 6.7 per cent in the year to November 2016, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.
London property market following Brexit

UK property market recovering from ‘referendum wobble’

The latest report from Rightmove shows the UK property market has recovered following a dip immediately after the Brexit vote in June.
Property market in prime central London

Cautious optimism and activity increase for London property market

There has been an increase in landlords' flexibility and autumn activity, according to Knight Frank's Prime Central London Sales and Letting indices for August.


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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.

Global moving services company appoint new director

The Suddath Companies appoint Christopher Jenkins as director of international business development to its Global Moving Services.
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US global mobility: property and removals trends

Relocate Global finds out from an expert how the wider US economic picture is affecting the country’s real-estate and household goods moving sector.

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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