Much has been written about the five adoption patterns over the years and there may, as a result, be little that we can add to this, other than consider how this translates to global relocation & the services the industry provides.
It’s a well-known fact that homes from country to country will have differences in the way everyday aspects are presented and used.
These tend to reflect core issues relating to aspects such as the weather, culture and way of life in that location. The more these are known about and understood the easier it will be for anyone to move in and love living in their new environment.
When making decisions as a group we tend to think and operate through frames of reference which means that we take cues from what we know and the people around us. The problem with this is that we are oblivious to our own blind spots and psychologists call this perspective blindness.
So whether the official “so you’re moving!” decision has been announced last minute by HR, a Brexit decision, or quite simply life got busy and the relocation date has sneaked up on you, you are needing to move fast…..
TO write this article it should be highlighted that cars and motorbikes have been far too large a part of my life. Certainly my bank manager as well as my wife will agree.
How to declutter before moving house, is not just a question of basic cleanliness and interior organisation, but ends up being an important part of giving yourself some peace of mind.
Who doesn’t enjoy time in a UK Pub? Well, hopefully you do & if you are not sure, let Icon Relocation offer our guide on what is the best (& worst) about the traditional UK public house.
The UK rental system has two primary rental contracts. The AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) and Common Law. Are there many differences and does it really matter if the wrong contract is used? The answer is yes, there is a huge difference, which we will expand on.
This might seem like an obvious question - surely the agent works for both the landlord and the tenant? however, it may surprise you to find out that letting agents in the U.K consider the landlord and not the tenant to be their client. Letting agents have a 'duty of care' to their tenants but this is not the same as considering them to be a client.
A landlord pays the letting agents fees - even more so since the Tenant Fees Ban came into force (more of this in another blog coming soon) and will have a contract with the agent confirming what level of service will be provided.
This seems an obvious question. Surely, they would all be furnished when renting a home especially for the international assignee moving to the UK. However, this is not the case in all locations and the reasons are equally obvious when understood.
There are several top locations in the UK that attract larger numbers of international assignee’s. Clearly this includes London but also cities such as Edinburgh, Manchester & Glasgow to name just a few have a larger number of international firms therefore the housing in this area reflects this.
However, for any landlord, the key is to understand what the demand in your area is for. If the majority is corporate, then furnished would be the correct route to maximise your rented home. The opposite is true though if the majority demand in your area is for private tenants.