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Relocation Services

  • Reducing Relocation Stress

    • July 18, 2018

    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.

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  • Property Search Consultants who can help write and implement your corporate global mobility relocation policy.

    • May 9, 2018

    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?

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  • Spring 2018

    • April 17, 2018

    The first quarter of 2018 has been one of the best starts to a new year for many years; there is business to be had, business to be done and we are very busy!

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  • You are required to attend a meeting....or else!

    • March 28, 2018

    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.

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  • Who are today's tenants?

    • February 28, 2018

    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.  

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  • Around the world in less than 80 days

    • January 31, 2018

    Mark and Jane Carter contacted Premier Property Search in September 2017 as the family were moving back to Hampshire from Melbourne after emigrating nine years previously.

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  • Making your house a home...

    • November 16, 2017

    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.

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  • Relocating to the UK? Four tips to help you feel at home

    • October 18, 2017

    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.

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  • An overview of education in the UK

    • September 6, 2017

    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. 

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  • Relocation Tips

    • August 10, 2017

    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.

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  • The property market going forward.

    • July 13, 2017

    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.

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  • Packing for your relocation

    • June 7, 2017

    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

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  • Client relocation requests...

    • May 10, 2017

    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.

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  • Relocation consultants' requirements for serviced accommodation providers

    • April 11, 2017

    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.

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  • Stamp of approval

    • March 29, 2017

    As a property acquisition consultancy, we are frequently asked by our clients to recommend a professional solicitor to act for them. Guy Hurst from Eric Robinson solicitors is one of a number that we feel comfortable in recommending and he recently wrote the following very interesting article on SDLT.  

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  • 25 Years of Corporate Relocation

    • March 16, 2017

    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.

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  • New form for importing goods when moving to the UK

    • February 28, 2017

    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.

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  • You want to move to a new office location – what about your staff?

    • February 9, 2017

    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. 

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  • Understanding cross-cultural etiquette in business

    • January 18, 2017

    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. 

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  • What is serviced accommodation?

    • November 22, 2016

    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.

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  • Accessing the rental market in the UK

    • October 27, 2016

    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.

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  • How do I get my security deposit back?

    • October 11, 2016

    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.

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  • Relocating a family pet

    • August 30, 2016

    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. 

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  • Understanding letting agents and the rental market

    • July 26, 2016

    The rental market is often fast moving and new tenants can be secured within days of the property becoming available.   

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  • The difference between unfurnished and furnished properties in the UK

    • June 28, 2016

    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.  

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  • EU predictions on the housing market

    • May 4, 2016

    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. 

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  • EU predictions on the housing market

    • May 4, 2016

    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. 

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  • Relocation Policy

    • April 29, 2016

    Relocation Consultants can be more than just house hunters and negotiators, some consultants can help write and implement your Global Relocation Policy. 

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  • Moving your pet abroad

    • March 30, 2016

    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.

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  • Providing excellent customer service in global mobility

    • March 1, 2016

    We identify 3 key areas of focus for ensuring excellent customer service in relocating employees to the UK:

    1) Addressing the employee's needs

    2) Regular communication and managing the process

    3) The relocation process

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  • Paperwork to expect when renting in the UK

    • February 16, 2016
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    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. 

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  • Right to rent in the UK

    • February 9, 2016
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    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.


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  • Helping private individuals and company employees find, negotiate and secure their new homes for over 20 years

    • January 22, 2016

    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.

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  • You have relocated your head office and now what about your staff?

    • January 9, 2015

    Moving house is rated as the most stressful undertaking in life second only to divorce. With this in mind you are likely to be met with some reservations and barriers by your staff to the idea of a move. It inevitably means upheaval for their family, a new home and new schools for the children, possibly a new job for the spouse, as well as an enormous amount of time and heartache in organising the entire process.

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