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.

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Latest Residential Property News

Purchase

House prices in London and the high cost of living are causing young workers to leave the capital.

Migration of young London workers gathers pace

New research has found that more young professionals are leaving London than arriving, due to the high cost of living and house prices.
Homes in Oxford UK

House prices in UK cities hit three-year high

The latest Zoopla report evaluates the latest winners and losers in the UK residential property market. Which cities come out on top - and why?
Edinburgh and Nottingham occupy the top two spots in a table tracking house price rises last year in 20 major towns and cities across the UK.

Affordability key to house price rises in UK cities

New data has found that UK house prices are at their highest since September 2017 – with affordability being an important factor in healthy price growth.

Rental

House prices in London and the high cost of living are causing young workers to leave the capital.

Migration of young London workers gathers pace

New research has found that more young professionals are leaving London than arriving, due to the high cost of living and house prices.
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IKAN Report: Tax withholding on rent – personal leases in India

What do personal leaseholders and landlords in India need to know about their tax liabilities? IKAN Relocations explains the current rulings.
VISIONAPARTMENTS has intensified its presence in central Switzerland by renovating the Hotel Fox in the heart of Lucerne.

Lucerne hotel is transformed into modern serviced apartments

VISIONAPARTMENTS has intensified its presence in central Switzerland by renovating the Hotel Fox to include 60 fully furnished rooms in the heart of Lucerne.

Removals

We find out how global relocation, information and logistic management services company Paxton International continues to helps refugees affected by the Syrian Civil War.

Paxton International supports Syrian refugees

Paxton International is actively involved in the Syrian Refugee Project, providing a range of support including donations of boxes, time, manpower, trucking, storage, consolidation and transportation since 2013. 
International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.

A new look and feel for Momentous

International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.
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