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 price rises surge in North, slow in South

A clear imbalance between supply and demand for housing explains why house price growth in southern cities is at its lowest level since 2012. Which cities had the highest level of growth - and the lowest?

Purchase

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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.
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UK housing market shrugging off Brexit blues

Despite continuing uncertainty, the extension to the Brexit deadline until the end of October has helped to kick start the UK property market, which has seen its largest April price increase since 2016.
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Modest outlook for UK property in 2019

Slow UK house price growth in 2018 is expected to continue into 2019. Wealthy foreign buyers took advantage of a fall in the pound as luxury home sales are up and house sellers are accepting lower prices.

Rental

The UK’s best universities for affordable rent and high rental yields

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.
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Furniture rental: A fully furnished approach to expatriate engagement?

When is a sofa more than just a sofa? When it means relocating families need to move just once, saving stress and the cost of a serviced apartment while household goods are shipped. Karen Counterman of Roomservice by CORT spoke to Ruth Holmes about why furniture rental has never been more relevant.
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Global Serviced Apartments Industry Survey

The Apartment Service invites you to take part in the 2020 edition of GSAIR

Removals

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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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