At Premier Property Search we are used to interpreting our client’s property needs and requirements. However sometimes we come across the unexpected, as detailed in this ghostly tale!
A guide with all you need to know and do when looking for a long-term rental home.
Providing useful facts on everything from setting up a viewing, making an offer and when to organise your broadband connection.
Is it possible to have a completely stress-free relocation? The short answer is NO but we would like to think that at Premier Corporate Relocation Services can make it as stress free as possible.
Have you ever thought about how some corporations plan their employee relocation needs prior to announcing to their staff that they are on the move to a new region and a new office?
We were appalled to learn that one of our corporate clients was informed that his offer for a rental property would only be accepted; subject to contract, satisfactory references and subject to him attending a meeting with the letting agent’s financial advisor.
Traditionally, many tenants were people struggling financially to justify or afford a loan/mortgage preventing them hopping onto the housing ladder. Over recent years we have seen a massive profile change in tenants’ reasons for renting. Interestingly, there has been a surge of people wishing to rent in cities and towns as well as a strong demand for country rentals.
The excitement of a new property starts from when your ‘offer’ to buy or rent is accepted by the owners or landlords, but the real conversion from a house to your home, the way you want it to be, begins when you walk into the property to live for the first time.
Firstly, welcome to one of the most open and user-friendly countries in the world, where bureaucracy is meant to be a system for getting things done fairly, rather than a nightmare to navigate. So, in our understated way, we offer some friendly, practical advice to help you and your family settle into your new home.
As a parent relocating to the UK with your family, choosing the right school for your child is probably one of the most important decisions you have to make. When faced with the range of options available, many people find this a daunting and time consuming task.
An international assignment is exciting. However any relocation can be stressful what with a house move and totally new environment to contend with. Here are some tips to help smooth the process along.
There has, as always, been conflicting remarks from property commentators about how the residential housing market has been performing and what the future holds. Doom and gloom in one paper and another stating the future is looking buoyant.
Time to de-clutter! Only pack the possessions that you really need or want. Other items can be stored or sold. Remember that UK apartments and houses are often smaller than properties in other countries
Relocating individuals and families especially can be a challenging as well as an interesting experience. We are sure that if we moved to another country the questions that we would ask would also appear and seem to be frustrating, sometimes naive and frequently humorous. So the following are questions that we are asked regularly and the answers and advice we have to give our clients.
The first impression for most of our clients when they arrive in the UK is the serviced accommodation or accommodation provider, which is why Premier Corporate Relocation place great emphasis on ensuring the serviced accommodation provider selected will meet the required standards.
PRESS RELEASE: Nigel and Barbara Sellers, the principle directors of Premier Property Search and Premier Corporate Relocation Services, are celebrating 25 years of providing an integrated property search and corporate relocation service.
A new application form is now required for private individuals who wish to import goods when moving to the UK – Transfer of Residence (UK ONLY – not for moving goods into Europe).
Failure to obtain the ToR01 before the arrival of your effects will potentially incur considerable demurrage and quay rent charges, if the effects cannot be cleared due to the unavailability of an authorisation number.
Moving house is rated as the second most stressful undertaking in life behind divorce. With this in mind, you are likely to be met with some reservations and objections by your staff to the idea of a move.
If you want to succeed in international business, an appreciation, understanding and some knowledge of a country's customs, habits, traditions, religions and social behaviour are vital.
Serviced accommodation is fully furnished accommodation available for both short-term as well as long-term stays. It provides additional amenities to those expected in traditional rental accommodation and more space than in equivalent hotel rooms.
Increasingly, those in the know are leaving it to a professional Relocation Consultant to oversee the entire process of searching for and securing their rental home. In the current climate you need to act quickly to secure the house you wish to rent. Demand for rental property is at an all-time high, especially for houses and apartments in London and the South.
Gone are the days when you risked never seeing your security deposit again, even if you looked after the property, the current legislation makes it easy for responsible tenants to receive their deposit back in full.
Over the years we have helped to relocate many thousands of employees from overseas to the UK and amongst them we have experienced some rather unusual requests. The one we are focussing on in this blog is about a Swedish family who wanted to bring their rabbit to England.
The rental market is often fast moving and new tenants can be secured within days of the property becoming available.
The rental market moves fast in the UK and properties are often shown and advertised as available when in fact they have already been let and a deal has been agreed. Carrying out an internet search for rental properties can prove frustrating, as multiple Letting Agents often advertise the same property and floor plans are rarely provided.
Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, when there’s another country involved in addition, this is multiplied.
If you are moving to the UK, you will soon learn that there are many rules and regulations and as our reputation goes - the British are indeed real sticklers for the rules.
On 23rd June the UK is set to go to the polls to decide on whether we want to remain part of the growing European Union. From a housing perspective, we believe a vote to leave can only have a negative impact on the private rental sector and the wider residential property market.
Relocation Consultants can be more than just house hunters and negotiators, some consultants can help write and implement your Global Relocation Policy.
Your pet really is a member of the family, so home wouldn’t be home without them being there.
There are a number of restrictions involved in taking pets abroad, so it is worth reading up on the regulations that will apply to you.
We identify 3 key areas of focus for ensuring excellent customer service in relocating employees to the UK:
Addressing the employee's needs
Regular communication and managing the process
The relocation process
Moving to the UK to live and work is a very different prospect to visiting it. There are many things to adjust to and understand and there are specific documents that you will come into contact with when renting apartments or houses in the UK which you should be aware of.
From 1st February 2016, private landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to live in the UK before they rent them their property. There is a fine of up to £3,000 for renting your property to someone who isn't allowed to rent property in England.
As we approach our 25th year in business we remain one of only a few companies in the UK who run both a property search and corporate relocation business. We are very proud to have helped and advised so many private individuals and families buy or rent properties over such a sustained and continuous period of time.