Relocation

          Relocation Services – Introduction

The terms “relocation” is used for many different types of products and services. In the USA, the term relocation can mean the transportation of your household goods. In the UK however, transportation of your household goods is generally called “moving services”. Click here or visit our moving services page for more details. In simple terms, we use the term “relocation” to describe products & services that assist you in;

  • departure from your current location
  • arriving at your new location
  • during your time at the new location
  • the departure from the new location

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  Terminology

The terms “relocation” is used for many different types of products and services. In the USA, “relocation” can mean the “transportation of your household goods”. In the UK however, transportation of your household goods is called “moving services”. Click here or visit our “moving services” page for more details.  We use the term “relocation” to describe products & services that assist you in;

 

  Relocation Services

Typical relocation services include;

  • arrival assistance
  • departure assistance
  • home search in new location
  • settling into new location (utility & telecoms connection, orientation tours, local registrations…
  • school / kindergarten search
  • general assistance service

More information on each of these products/services can be found below and in the Shop page.

 

  Relocation Services (Detailed List)

A detailed list of relocation services include; 

  • advice hotline
  • airport collection / drop-off service
  • arrival assistance
  • assistance services
  • cultural training
  • customs clearance*
  • departure assistance
  • documents & registration
  • home search
  • orientation
  • preview visit
  • school / kindertarten search
  • settling-in service
  • spouse /partner support service
  • storage service*
  • vehicle registration

*these services can also be part of a moving service.

More information on each of these products/services can be found below and in the Shop page.

 

Relocation Services – Detailed

  Home Search

This is one of the most popular relocation services. An (Independent) Home Search is not the same as Real Estate Broker service. A Home Search service is an an alternative or additional service.  The relocation consultant represents you, the customer (tenant / buyer) and not the landlord / owner.

Typical Service Includes:

  • Full needs assessment by email and telephone
  • Pre-selection of suitable properties before the home search starts
  • Fully accompanied property viewings
  • Professional consultancy on best practices
  • Lease negotiation
  • Supervision of works to be completed on the property
  • Management of the property handover
  • Telephone support throughout the process
  • Ongoing support after the property rental begins

Fees & Costs

Fees can differ very much depending on location and your requirements. Expect to pay anywhere from €400 – €2.000 per day.

Additional Notes:

A typical Home Search last for 2 days. This means 2 days of property visits plus any administration needed before, during and after the visits.

Reality Check!

Everything is possible – if you have the budget and time – and depending on the location and your requirements. A professional relocation consultant will ensure that your expectations are managed, so that you are not disappointed due to unrealistic expectations.

Find a Home Search service here

  Settling-In Service

The first days / weeks / months in a new city / country can provide many challenges for a corporate expatriate and their family. We provide support to you and your family at every level, making sure you get on with work / life, stress-free! 24/7 helpline, concierge service and language support is just one phone call away.

Standard Service Includes:

  • connection to utilities and utility contracts
  • contract for mobile phones
  • contracts & installation of tv / satellite / internet

Fees & Costs:

Expect to pay from €200 – €800 per day for this service, depending on location & requirements etc.

Additional Notes:

This service is quite flexible, but normally includes these “necessary” services which are needed to settle you quickly into your new location.

Reality Check!

Find a Settling-In Service here

  Orientation Services

An Orientation Service helps you quickly become familiar with your new location.

A Standard Orientation Service includes:

  • overview of private and public transport
  • local sources for food (markets) / shopping
  • tips on commuting from home to work / schools…
  • best locations for residential living
  • information on social activities / clubs & facilities

More information on each of these products/services can be found in…

Fees & Costs:

Expect to pay between €200 – €600 for a one-day service.

Additional Information:

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Reality Check:

Find an Orientation Service here

 

  Advice Hotline

The Advice Hotline Service is useful if you have questions regarding your current or future relocation. The service can also be used for Immigration and Moving Services.

Fees & Costs

Advice Hotlines are usually charged on an hourly basis. Expect to pay from €15 – €40 per hour, depending on location and your requirements.

Additional Notes:

Many relocation companies will offer you a free 30-minute consultation, however, it rarely inlcludes any highly specific or legally binding advice.

Reality Check!

This is a fee paying service, so you should expect the advice to be accurate, specific and legally binding. It is worth asking for any verbal advice to be confirmed in writing, to avoid any misunderstandings.

Find an Advice Hotline Service here

  Assistance Services (General)

General assistance service services provided on a daily or part daily basis as required.  This service can also be delivered as an online only service.

Fees & Costs:

Expect to pay from €200 – €800 per day for this service, depending on location & requirements etc.

Additional Notes:

This service can be use for any reason. It is similar to the Settling-In Service, however Settling-In has an expected list of tasks (e.g. utility connections), so we have decided to create a separate service to make it simple. 🙂

Reality Check!

Find an Assistance (General) Service here

  Orientation Services

An Orientation Service helps you quickly become familiar with your new location.

A Standard Orientation Service includes:

  • overview of private and public transport
  • local sources for food (markets) / shopping
  • tips on commuting from home to work / schools…
  • best locations for residential living
  • information on social activities / clubs & facilities

More information on each of these products/services can be found in…

Fees & Costs:

Expect to pay between €200 – €600 for a one-day service.

Additional Information:

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Reality Check:

Find an Orientation Service here

 

  Cultural Training

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Typical Service Includes:

  • Full needs assessment by email and telephone
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Fees can differ very much depending on location and your requirements. Expect to pay anywhere from €400 – €1.000 per day.

Additional Notes:

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Reality Check!

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Find a Cultural Training service here

  Preview Visit

Preview Visits are normally arranged before a person decides to relocate to another location.

A Standard Preview Visit Service Includes:

  • orientation visit around the potential destination location
  • meeting with other people living / working in the destination location
  • overview of the social, educational, political, business situation in the destination location
  • overview of pluses and negatives of the new destination location
  • meeting with people from the business community if appropriate / requested

Fees & Costs:

Expect to pay from €400 – €1.500 per day for this service, depending on location & requirements etc.

Additional Notes:

Reality Check!

Find a Preview Visit Service here

  Orientation Services

An Orientation Service helps you quickly become familiar with your new location.

A Standard Orientation Service includes:

  • overview of private and public transport
  • local sources for food (markets) / shopping
  • tips on commuting from home to work / schools…
  • best locations for residential living
  • information on social activities / clubs & facilities

More information on each of these products/services can be found in…

Fees & Costs:

Expect to pay between €200 – €600 for a one-day service.

Additional Information:

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Reality Check:

Find an Orientation Service here