We’ve narrowed down the best relocation to London advice to 3 top tips: If you are moving to London for work, there is a good chance that your new employers will have found you some rented accommodation to stay in while you find yourself a London apartment. If not you will have to find a London rental as soon as you have arrived, so you don’t end up paying for a lengthy stay in a London hotel.
Relocation to London Advice: Property Search
If you are searching for a property to rent in London there are some aspects that you need to factor into your search.
• Work location: You need to find out exactly where you are going to be working. Most people in London use the public transport system to get to and from work, and you’ll have to decide which route you will be taking to get to work. London rental properties are more expensive the closer you are to the city center and the major financial district.
• School location: If you have children they will only be able to attend a school in the neighborhood in which you live. All schools are zoned and the zone borders can be quite rigid. To attend some of the better schools, you’ll have to live in some of the more pricey areas. Ask your London relocation agent about good schools and good value homes in each area. If you’re going private, it doesn’t matter where you live, but you’ll have to figure out the transport system that your children will need to get to school.
• Paperwork: If you are renting a London apartment, you’ll have a fair bit of paperwork to get through. For a full list of what paperwork you need to rent an apartment, call Corrina at London Relocation to discuss what you will need to bring with you. Before you rent, you should have a bank account set up, and your documentation from home, as well as a letter from your new employer.
Living in London can be exciting, fascinating and thrilling; all you need to decide is which part of fascinating you want to live in! The best relocation to London advice is that you contact a relocation agent, like London Relocation who works specifically with people moving to London. We organize a range of properties for you to look at as soon as you have arrived, and because we are a team of expats ourselves, we are able to handle every aspect of renting in London which can be daunting for a foreigner.