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

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House prices pick up - inflation stays low

UK house prices picked up in August while the nation's inflation rate last month stayed at its lowest for almost three years in September.

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UK houses in a row

House prices pick up - inflation stays low

UK house prices picked up in August while the nation's inflation rate last month stayed at its lowest for almost three years in September.
Brexit relocations push up EU house prices

Brexit relocations push up EU house prices

Brexit relocations are pushing up the prices of prime real estate in several cities in continental Europe, according to the latest Prime Global Cities Index from property consultancy Knight Frank.
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The state of the US housing market & its impact on relocating employees

Carol Kelly, Senior Vice President Corporate Relocation Services at the Corcoran Group and Gail Rabasca, Executive Vice President of Chamness WorldWide, examine the state of the US housing market and its global impact on relocating employees.

Rental

Encouraging short-term rental professionals to come together

Encouraging short-term rental professionals to come together

A world-first global alliance launches to build trust in home-sharing and accelerate the professionalisation of the short-term rental industry.
Navigating the pitfalls of dealing with Indian landlords

Navigating the challenges of dealing with Indian landlords

Rohit Kumar, Jt. managing director of IKAN Relocation Services India, looks at some of the different types of landlord that expatriates might come across when renting in India. 
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The UK’s best universities for affordable rent and high rental yields

New research has highlighted the most affordable and most expensive UK universities for students to live near, as well as the highest rental yields for buy-to-let landlords.

Removals

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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International removals: moving with the times

In this tech- and talent-driven age, people are returning to the heart of relocation. FIDI Global Alliance’s Magali Horbert caught up with Ruth Holmes to talk customer experience, the new accreditation for destination service providers and the body’s new direction and leadership.
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Awards Winner: Best International Removals Provider

The award for Best International Removals Provider went to Suddath for its exceptional service, easy-to-use technology and tailored industry updates, all delivered using its global network of partners and 2,000 employees.
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