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Relocating to London

Relocating to London

Relocating to London can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you are moving from abroad and are unfamiliar with the city. 

Our Corporate Liaison team in our Global Corporate services department works with people relocating to London and internationally every week and as a result they are experienced in the common concerns that can come with the whole process.

Here is how it works:

  • Home search– we provide a pre-arrival consultation to make sure we find the right properties in the right location
  • Property Tours – we arrange property tours with our Senior Negotiators to fit in with your employee’s busy schedule
  • Your are always given a dedicated Account Manager to work with your employees through their home search from start to finish

The Tenant Process

  • Register  their requirements with a local Hamptons International branch, or via our website.
  • A Hamptons representative will offer suitable properties available, give local information on the area, amenities, transport and schooling. Properties are best viewed 4 - 8 weeks in advance of the move in date.
  • Once a property has been selected an offer can be made via an Application to Rent, this should be completed and preliminary deposit paid, this is non refundable should the tenant withdraw.
  • The application to rent will also provide a full breakdown of monies required to move in, which will include:
    - Tenancy Agreement and Administration Fee
    - Deposit, usually equivalent o 6 weeks rent
    - First period’s (usually a month) rent
    - Referencing and Check-In fee
  • Most properties are let furnished, but even unfurnished properties will be let including white goods, carpets and curtains.
  • References will then be undertaken to confirm suitability where you will be required to provide a Proof of Residency, Employer and landlord reference (if applicable).
  • A tenancy can be drawn up for 12 months or longer, it is sometimes possible to negotiate a break clause (which gives the tenant and/or landlord the option to terminate the tenancy earlier than 12 months).
  • The Tenancy Agreements are to be signed and the tenancy funds paid, prior to the tenancy start date.
  • The inventory check in (whereby the content and condition of the property are documented and agreed) will need to take place with you present prior to keys being released.
  • Rents exclude the cost of utilities, insurance, television licence, gardeners, cleaners, etc. (unless separately negotiated).

Additional information:

Landlords guide

Tenants guide

Buyers guide

For more information please contact us:
Ph: +44(0)20 7758 8488