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Overall experience was delightful. Bournes team was always approachable and resolved all my queries in time. As I was new to UK, I wasn't sure about even where to start. Thankfully Bournes team has been very patient and helped me all the way, including shortlisting the areas, booking viewings for properties, negotiating, utilities changes and so on. But most important part of the integration was giving me insights and tips about processes and localities. So Thanks again. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in their services.
UK Home Search Client
Relocation to London
10/10 job in finding and pushing for the flat. I sincerely thanks Georgette for being very professional and paying attention to details. I was totally dependent on her help and she did deliver the most hassle-free renting experience ever.
UK Home Search Client
Relocation to London
We'll work with your employee to identify their individual requirements and preferences for a new home.
We will search the market for properties that match your Employees needs and share shortlisted options.
We'll arrange viewings of the properties your employee would like to see, send an itinerary and advise on the final selection. If you've approved an accompanied search we'll also collect them on viewing day(s) and guide them through the viewings.
When we've found a great property together we will help make a formal offer to the landlord.
Once the offer has been accepted we'll help with negotiating the lease, referencing and next steps.
That's it! The Employee can sign the lease, collect keys, attend the inventory check-in and enjoy their new home! We will also help where we can with utility connections.
We offer flexible, customised services to suit the needs of your organisation and your employees. Our most commonly requested solutions are Accompanied or Un-Accompanied traditional Home Search.
A hand-picked Relocation Consultant, best matched to the employee's individual needs, will accompany them during their property viewings.
The employee is guided through the viewings with advice on what to look for, what questions to ask, managing expectations and addressing any initial queries or concerns with the property agent in real-time.
Un-accompanied home search services allow you to provide a low-cost alternative where a full home search package is not part of your policy.
We will provide full guidance to the employee prior to their viewings and have a debrief call with them afterwards to discuss what they think and whether they would like to move forward with a property.
This alternative still provides a great level of support to the employee and helps you manage your duty of care and the risks to the employee's finances and personal safety. The only difference is that property viewings are not accompanied by our consultant.
Typically our clients spend between 1-3 days viewing properties with their consultant, but we often provide additional days depending on individual circumstances.
From start to finish on average it can take around a month to complete a home search process ready for you to move in. It's important to understand that it can take up to 2 weeks from offer to collecting keys, so it's vital the Employee works with their Consultant early to speedily find a new property, especially if they are staying in temporary accommodation with a fixed end date.
We'll carefully coordinate the property tour dates and search around the relocation schedule to try and help tie everything smoothly together.
There are a number of fees that the employee may need to be ready to pay prior to moving in and these may vary by destination country. For example in the UK relocating Employees will require:
This will vary depending on the host location. Our consultant will inform you and your Employee as early as possible of any documents you will need to provide and assist you in arranging these wherever we can.
For example, landlords in the UK must legally check a Tenants 'Right to Rent'. Every adult living in the property will be required to provide certain documents as evidence. Find out what more here: Document Checks for Renting in the UK.
It is important we have these documents ready ahead of the home search in order to secure a property.
There are a number of things your Employee need to do to help ensure a smooth and successful move into their new home:
Yes. When they move in and again when they move out an inventory should be conducted to provide an accurate list of the condition of the property and its contents. This should be conducted by an independent agent and may be arranged by the Estate Agent or Landlord. If this is not offered we would strongly advise an employee to arrange this to ensure they and their security deposit are protected should there be a dispute. Bournes can arrange this service on your behalf for an additional fee.
We are happy to help in the process of securing a rental property that the employee has found themselves. Please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.
IMPORTANT: Please advise your employees not to book any viewings or pay money to an agent without discussing with our Consultant first. They may risk losing money or compromising personal safety if they do so.
Typically we can only assist with shared accommodation if an employee wishes to share with another employee of the same company. Unfortunately, we cannot help with rooms in other privately shared accommodations as we can’t always conduct the necessary checks into the licenses or lease terms. This may mean we can’t ensure that finances, rights, safety are fully protected.
If you wish for us to search for a shared property please inform us during the initiation so we can ensure we are searching for the right properties straight away. Should an employee decide to share further into a search the delays may mean we cannot guarantee finding a new home as quickly and this is important if you have a fixed exit date from temporary accommodation.
Before choosing to share a property employees should consider the following points carefully:
Yes. Bournes International Removals service helps Employees relocate furniture and effects from wherever in the world to your new home, whether that's locally from temporary accommodation or internationally from the home location. Our dedicated team will work closely with the home search consultant to plan and organise each move, and will guide the employee through the process every step of the way. If you'd like to use this service please just ask us for more information.