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Street in Paris
Relocating to Paris
A row of terraced houses in Highbury
Relocating to London

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Relocating to Paris

Paris
Paris – Eiffel Tower

Relocating to Paris has proved to be a completely different experience to relocating to London! We have now had first hand experience twice, firstly over ten years ago when we were relocated to Paris with the help of our agents who found an apartment for us in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris.  We had no idea though how different the Parisian housing market was compared to the London market until earlier this month when my son and I travelled to Paris (as he is studying at  La Sorbonne) to find an apartment for him.  We thought it would be easy to arrange a few days’ viewings with  Parisian Rental agents and have something sewn up within a couple of weeks. However after speaking with quite a number of agents face to face we were told that it would be as easy as we had hoped. Firstly landlords often  require a French guarantor; Landlords are not in a hurry to rent as the law is very much in favour of the tenants so landlords only want to make sure they have the right tenant and like to “interview” the tenants before making up their minds in deciding whom to let to. Viewings tend to be on an “open house” basis where there are more than ten tenants looking at one property. We also discovered that it was not unusual for some agents to show you a video of a rental property on line and would only agree to show the property after a months’ deposit and agency fees are paid up front – clearly a scam in our eyes!

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Short term accommodation– the benefits.

 

Comfortable rooms with a view  

 

 

When it comes to looking for a short term stay wherever in the UK serviced apartments tend to offer better value for money when compared with hotels. This is because they are tastefully fully furnished temporary homes for individuals and families and with regular housekeeping and bills included in the rate this often costs far less than room in a hotel. They all have fully fitted kitchens with all the necessary kitchen equipment thus living/staying in a serviced apartment is an authentic home away from home experience with the added benefit of hotel style living.

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Image of a map of the London Underground tube

Alice and her daughter – moving from Alsace in France to Ealing Common, London – our latest home finding quest!

Initially Alice’s home finding brief was to look for a traditional 2/3 bedroom apartment in West Hampstead as this was the best location for the commute to work for Alice and school for her daughter. However, just a few days before they were leaving France to come and view the properties we’d selected they had to change the brief. The school had called to say that the place they thought they’d secured was not actually available. Alice had to rethink her plans and find a new school. The best school for her daughter was located in Gunnersbury to the west of London, so it was back to square one for us and we had to redirect the search from West Hampstead to Ealing/Chiswick and Acton as Alice’s commute to Holborn was of equal importance as her daughter’s commute to Acton. Hence all focus turned to the end of the Piccadilly line.

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Flags flying in front of the Rockefeller Centre in New York.
View of London with the Shard dominating the scene.
The Shard, London

New York, New York, USA to London, Kentish Town, England – finding homes in London

We love our job and the best part is finding homes in London or the South East for our clients. Having carried out the initial research, pre-viewed the properties and then fine honed the search we find the most rewarding part of the search is meeting and then spending the day with our clients viewing the selected properties. It is the idea that we are going on a new exciting journey with each and every client that, fortunately for us, does invariably have a fairy tale ending which is finding them the home of their dreams.

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School and home finder service photograph showing the countryside around Tunbridge Wells

Singapore to Tunbridge Wells – a family and their dog! School and home finder required

A family and their dog – school and home finder search required – always one of our favourite challenges finding landlords who like and welcome dogs!! We were straight onto it though as our client had already chosen a number areas with outstanding schools and these were located in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Shipbourne in Kent.

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    +44 (0) 1892 257 001
  • Address

    20 Moat Farm, Tunbridge Wells,
    Kent, TN2 5XG, UK

Get in Touch-London

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1892 257 001

  • Address

    80-83 Long Lane, London EC1A 9ET

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