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

Bristol tops property searches outside London, according to new research from Rightmove.

Bristol tops property searches outside London

Bristol emerged as the popular location outside London for online property searches among both buyers and renters during 2019, according to a new year survey.

Purchase

Bristol tops property searches outside London, according to new research from Rightmove.

Bristol tops property searches outside London

Bristol emerged as the popular location outside London for online property searches among both buyers and renters during 2019, according to a new year survey.
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UK housing market 'set to rebound in 2020'

Surveyors are expecting UK house sales and prices to increase in 2020 as long as current political uncertainties are resolved, according to a new survey.
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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.

Rental

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.
Bristol tops property searches outside London, according to new research from Rightmove.

Bristol tops property searches outside London

Bristol emerged as the popular location outside London for online property searches among both buyers and renters during 2019, according to a new year survey.
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Liverpool Quest lays groundwork for UK expansion

While visiting the UK for the opening of the Quest Liverpool apartments, Paul Constantinou spoke to Relocate about the company’s plans to improve the UK serviced apartment market.

Removals

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A new look and feel for Momentous

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