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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Weekly Roundup: 6 September 2018

This week's roundup includes information about UK fintech, the Polish government's appeal to expat workers, the UK government's scheme to recruit non-EU citizens, permanent residency in Qatar for expat citizens, Scotland's offer to pay visa fees for EU27 citizens, and UK mortgages.

Purchase

High tech image illustrating the David Sapsted Relocate weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup: 6 September 2018

This week's roundup includes information about UK fintech, the Polish government's appeal to expat workers, the UK government's scheme to recruit non-EU citizens, permanent residency in Qatar for expat citizens, Scotland's offer to pay visa fees for EU27 citizens, and UK mortgages.
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UK housing market weakens favouring expat buyers

UK housing market favours expat buyers following a fall in expat mortgage interest rates and a weakened housing market.
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London property market depressed by fewer expats

High prices and Brexit uncertainty have both caused a fall in London property prices. Is Brexit having an effect in other parts of the UK?

Rental

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Serviced Apartment Summit: good news for global mobility?

An annual European conference for the buoyant serviced apartment sector took place in London this week. Ruth Holmes looks at the key take-aways for HR and global mobility managers.
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Skipton International to offer expat mortgages in Scotland

Offshore Bank Skipton International is to extend its expatriate buy-to-let mortgage offers for residential properties in Scotland, the news follows a year of strong house price growth in Edinburgh.
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Which Asian cities are most expensive for expat rentals?

Hong Kong maintains it’s number one position as the most expensive for expat rentals. Demand is believed to be the force behind increased rental prices throughout Asia for expats.

Removals

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Get ready for 2019 with a Crown-sponsored ERC webinar

The ERC webinar, hosted by Lisa Johnson at Crown World Mobility, will provide insights for Global Mobility professionals to consider as they prepare for 2019.
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Don’t rely on luck when choosing a moving partner

Jesse van Sas, secretary general of FIDI Global Alliance and sponsor of the Best International Removals Provider award, explains the value of the FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) quality programme.
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Niall Mackay - Obituary

We are very sad to report that Niall Mackay, managing director of Gerson Relocation Ltd passed away on 22nd August 2017. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of July 2017.
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