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

Purchase

London property

London prime property prices ‘to stall until 2019’

The latest report from Savills shows that prime property prices in central London will not return to growth until 2019.
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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Rental

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.
Residential Property

Corporate relocation inquiries hit new high in July

After a marked slowdown in the run-up to the EU referendum in the number of corporate relocation inquiries about residential property lettings in SE England's commuter belt, the total rebounded last month to the highest level seen this year.
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Removals

Mark Burnett and Andy Hawtin GB Liners

Best International Removals Provider

As client expectations and the number of relocation destinations increase, managing international removals becomes ever more challenging.
India and Asia Pacific map

India – Spotlight on removals

As India’s economy powers ahead, Ramesh Agarwal, founder and chairman of Agarwal Movers Group, tells Ruth Holmes why his company is opening a new office in Singapore – its first outside India – and how he views the future of removals and relocation in the subcontinent.
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.
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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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