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Moving To The UK

Whether you’re an expat returning to Britain, or moving here for the first time, we understand that finding a property can be the last thing on your list. Of course, you need somewhere to live – but you definitely don’t want to spend precious days flying back and forth to view properties which simply don’t tick all your boxes.   Moving home is stressful enough for most people, but when you’re living in another country, the whole prospect can be even more daunting. With our relocating services here at County Homesearch, we’re here to find your property, get you settled in – and everything else in between too. 

Thanks to our regional property experts and their unbeatable local knowledge, we’re well-placed to find our overseas clients their perfect home here in the UK. With assistance in finding your property, opening bank accounts and submitting mortgage applications in the UK, through to local amenities advice and even arranging private tours at local schools – we’ve got it covered. County Homesearch is here to alleviate the stress of moving to the UK – and hopefully save you some flying time too!

How can a property finder help me move to the UK? 

Moving to another country can be daunting – even if it isn’t your first time! With multiple things to consider, like career moves, relocating children and considering commutes to workplaces and local amenities, it isn’t any wonder that moving abroad can feel overwhelming. 

Our understanding and knowledgeable property finders have years of experience in their local property markets – allowing them to scour the UK property market for the best home for you and your family. 

Thanks to our extensive networks of contacts, we’ve even got access to unlisted properties – as well as connections to local schools and banks to get you situated. Our network of specialist mortgage, banking and legal advisers are experienced in the needs of overseas clients who may not have UK credit history. Additionally, if you prefer to rent a property when you first arrive to get accustomed to the region, we can help with that too: our relocating to the UK services include rental properties, for short or longer-term rentals. To put it simply, our relocation services allow clients to settle in the UK in their new address  – with minimum stress. 

Our Relocation Process 

Before we start your property search, we will work with you to understand your likes, preferences and requirements. This in-depth process ensures that you feel comfortable with our understanding of your needs – and allows us to preselect only appropriate homes for us to view on your behalf. Once we’ve found a property in the UK that we feel may be suitable, we’ll update you immediately: by sending a report with our photographs and videos so that you can decide whether it’s worth making the journey. 

Remember, our photos and videos also show the parts that estate agents leave out! If you do decide to visit, you’ll be able to travel safe in the knowledge that your trip won’t be wasted – and most importantly, that you may well be about to view your dream home.

Once you’ve chosen your perfect property, we will advise on the next steps and coordinate input from other professionals, such as surveyors and solicitors. Our network of professionals here in the UK work together to ensure you’re getting the best possible advice, right up until the moment you collect your keys. 

To tell you the truth, we don’t even stop there. Our property finding agents are always on-hand for any questions you may have following your move – and we’ll never let your phone call go unanswered. 

Speak to County Homesearch about Moving to The UK 

Let us take care of you and your needs. With County Homesearch, buying a property in the UK can be a relaxed and even stress-free experience – letting you focus on the exciting parts! To help you with your move to the UK, we’ve put together the ultimate checklist to ensure that you have everything taken care of. Take a look here: 

If you’d like to speak to our experts to find out how we can help you, please visit our contact page or contact us on 0333 9398300.

Moving To The UK Post-Brexit

We understand that moving to the UK after Brexit can feel like a daunting thought for those living in an EU country at present. Though the process is very similar, it can mean a little extra to think about in terms of moving your belongings in and out of the UK – which County Homesearch is here to help with. With the process of Britain’s exit from the EU formalised on the 1st January 2021, the process of moving to the UK may take longer in this initial transition period. 

For instance, a letter of agreement in principle from your bank or lender (a requirement to prove that your funding is available) may take several weeks rather than the typical time estimate of several working days – so it’s essential that you take this post-Brexit change into consideration when looking to move to England in the current climate. 

By getting in touch with our experts here at County Homesearch to discuss your financial situation and budget for a property, our bespoke consultancy team will be able to assist you with all aspects of procuring your loan or applying for your mortgage in the UK.

We can help with: 

Familiarisation visits to help you choose the right location for you

Finding the right property for you – whether it’s on the market or not 

Liaising with owners and estate agents to get the best deal for you and your family

Sourcing specialist financial, mortgage and tax advisers for overseas clients

Opening a UK bank account and setting up utilities, phones and internet services

Coordination of other professional input from surveyors, solicitors, architects etc.

Organising private tours and Open Day visits with local private schools 

Get in touch with us today

To speak to us further about what we can do for you, please visit our contact page or call us on 0333 9398300.

We can also help with

Familiarisation visits to help you choose the right location for you

Sourcing specialist financial, mortgage and tax advisers for overseas clients

Opening a UK bank account and setting up utilities, phones and internet services

Co-ordination of other professional input from surveyors, solicitors, architects etc.

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Case Studies

Mr & Mrs F had been living and running a business in New York for several years but had decided to return to the UK. Their intention was to buy a new home but they wanted to look for a good quality rental option while they carried out their search. Their search area was quite flexible within a broad corridor from Windermere/Kendal in Cumbria to Harrogate in North Yorkshire.