I would highly recommend LR!
Thursday December 5th, 2013
I needed to relocate to London relatively quickly to start a new job and thanks to London Relocation Service I found an apartment on a 1 day trip to London.
What was great from the outset was the quick turnaround time. Emails were usually replied to within 10 minutes!
On the viewing day, Ryan collected me at 8:30 at arrivals in St Pancras and between 9am and 15:30 I saw 23 apartments. This was thanks to his excellent organisation prior to the viewing date which included calls and emails to me to find out about my budget and tastes. This ensured he arranged a suitable viewing schedule for my day in London. His time management on the day was impeccable and his chauffeur was reliable and invaluable for efficiently transporting us around London.
At the end of the viewings I had a short list of my favourite apartments and we went to the estate agents where Ryan started the negotiations. By the time I was getting back on the Eurostar for the last train back to Belgium Ryan informed me that my offer had been accepted. Over the next few days we finalised the contracts, payments and moving in date etc.
While the cost of the service is substantial and there is a minimum fee, it’s definately worth it. I would have had to take a week off work to arrange and see that many apartments and also remember that without a car you will be relying on public transport meaning a lot more hassle and less time to see apartments as London is so huge. Hotels and food costs will also be significant for a week in London remember. Furthermore, if like me you had read all the stories about fraud on the internet and unscrupulous landlords when you go it alone, it was reassuring that LRS acted as a middleman for all discussions with the estate agents and crucially, for the payments too.
Finally, Devon and Mat were always on the ball in the office and this saved me more time and hassle. For example, when Devon fixed my appointment with a bank so I could open an account.
I have now moved in, I am very happy with my place and I am all set up and ready to start my new job. I would highly recommend LR!
They saved us time, money and stress!
Wednesday October 9th, 2013
London Relocation helped us to find a rental property for an extended holiday in London.
Having decided to use them in our search our first contact was with Devon, who helped us sign up as clients, communicate our requirements and understand the process that would be followed. Our contact with her meant we were well prepared for our search.
Ryan took us round the various properties on our viewing or ‘appointment’ day. He showed us 15 apartments, as promised, and with his negotiating skills we managed to lease our favorite at a lower rent than originally asked and with improvements to some of the fittings. He and our ‘chauffeur’ were great company and we really enjoyed the experience.
Once in our accommodation Mat willingly provided assistance with setting up media and was especially helpful in getting our bank account organized.
All three of these individuals were courteous, friendly and cooperative. Any questions we had were answered punctually and in full so we knew exactly what to expect and how to prepare.
Using LR enabled us to avoid the pitfalls that are likely to occur for newcomers to the local rental market. They saved us time, money and stress. We are extremely happy in our new home and unreservedly recommend LR as a professional and caring organization that fulfills all of its commitments to its clients.
David and Julie Harris
In hindsight we could not have asked for better service.
Thursday August 15th, 2013
Now that we have the keys to our flat, Alison and I want to express our thanks for the first class service your team, most specifically Mat Paramor, provided. From first contact some months ago to now the service and advice has simply been brilliant. Mat has made this international relocation painless and worry free and i would suggest that he often went beyond what normally is expected: his support and contacts in finding the right flat for us and in setting up a bank account with Barclays was, as they say, priceless. In hindsight we could not have asked for better service. So, thanks to your team for making our move worry free!
Canadian Armed Forces
They are extremely dedicated to their clients and go the extra mile for you.
Monday August 12th, 2013
This testimonial is to serve as a huge thank you to Devon, Ryan and Mat who helped me find my dream apartment on my 2nd day after arriving in England. I sensed that choosing London Relocation proved to be the right decision from the early start. From the first email and follow-up phone call I felt that this company really would deliver what they promise. They are extremely dedicated to their clients and go the extra mile for you. Their staff is extremely helpful, answers questions right away, they are professional but at the same time make you feel very comfortable and immediately at home. I was moving into the UK from NYC, which is quite a big move. The assistance I have received from London Relocation was simply impeccable. It would have been impossible to have such a smooth transition without them. Everyone who hears that I saw 22 apartments in One single viewing day cant quite understand how this is humanly possible – but believe me, they made it work in a very comfortable, elegant and extremely sufficient way. And what is more, they secured me a beautiful apartment by the end of that day! They also negotiate the rate for you and they answer any single little question you may have even AFTER you have moved in. I have not only found an amazing flat thanks to Devon, Ryan and Mat, but I also found new friends in them. Thank you all very much! I can highly recommend using their services. I don’t think you can find anybody better for this job.
Relocated from NYC to London
I can honestly say I understand why everyone is so happy with the service.
Friday July 19th, 2013
My partner and I are typical accountants. When we first started discussing using London Relocation vs. doing it on our own, we created a spreadsheet. We determined that for our budget, we would be better off using this agency after 18 days of renting short term accommodation. And this was going to be very basic accommodation. Not to mention the endless packing up and moving, tube and taxis costs and days and days of time… So we took the plunge. In the lead up to getting to England I researched this relocation agency to death and to be honest, I was a little skeptical when I could find not one bad review online. It made me start to think that perhaps it was too good to be true. Since our day out though, I can honestly say I understand why everyone is so happy with the service.
Their team were really helpful and from the outset and went through what we were looking for in a lot of detail. On the day we saw about 20 houses and would have been happy to rent about 1/3 (which is pretty good odds!) We ended up with our first choice and managed to move in 2 days after our initial viewing (and it would have been sooner but we had Good Friday to contend with!) They negotiated our lease agreement for us (including getting the weekly rent decreased considerably) and negotiating break clauses (both of these things I doubt we would have been game enough to try by ourselves). The written information they send through is invaluable and it’s how we managed to set up our power and water – strangely the real estate agent had no interest in dealing with us after we’d signed the lease, so thank god for London Relocation.
I highly recommend this relocation agency, they made moving to England so simple. We had definitely underestimated how important having a home base would be when we started looking for jobs and started settling into the UK life. These guys are worth their weight in gold!
Sarah and James
Berry Brothers and Rudd
We felt in good hands, and things went incredibly smoothly
Wednesday April 3rd, 2013
We had feared we had a lot against us to begin with: our move was not managed by our companies, we were looking to move to Watford, our budget was quite limited, we did not have a lot of time, and we were not Americans but Spaniards! But our fears were unfounded - the guys at London Relocation Services were extremely professional from day one: quick answers to email queries, clear and useful instructions, and very friendly attitude.
Moving to a different country can be one of the most stressful things, but Devon, Mat, Kenneth and the team took most of that stress away from us. We felt in good hands, and things went incredibly smoothly – we were shown 14 flats and found the one we were looking for, opened a bank account, and organized the move in far less time that we had thought possible! We don’t know how we could have made it without this Relocation agency and their help, and we would most certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to relocate to England.
Juan Sanz and Olga Colombo
They showed us over 20 properties during a Saturday
Monday March 11th, 2013
My company sends people to England quite often, and hearing reports from others, they have spent weeks in a hotel, looking for apartment for rent in London and tearing their hair out in dealing with the multitude of agencies one must talk to in order to see a property. This relocation agency showed us over 20 properties during a Saturday, but they understood our requirements so well that we had already found our dream apartment in the 3rd one they showed us. They helped us negotiate the price down hundreds of dollars a month from the asking price and stayed in close contact with us during the process of our move. When you add up the costs of hotels, broker’s fees, and the lower price of the apartment, they more than paid for themselves; let alone the stress and hassle that they allowed us to avoid by handling the entire England real estate system for us. We thank you and your team AJ!!!
It made moving across the world the way it should be – fun, easy, and stress free!
Tuesday March 5th, 2013
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the relocation team for everything that you’ve done for me since I arrived in the UK. Not only did Ryan help me find a wonderful flat that fits my needs perfectly, he worked his magic and did so in the extremely short timeline I had to work with. He’s also gone above and beyond since the move to answer any questions that have arisen for me, assist me with those little things I don’t quite understand about living in the UK yet, and even checks in every now and again to make sure that I’m settling in okay.
As a single student moving abroad, I had to no prior knowledge of the UK real estate market – how renting worked or even what my first steps to finding a flat for rent in London would be. And I can honestly say that I couldn’t have made the move without the help of Ryan and their team! It was such a load off my mind to have had the support and expertise of everyone, and it made moving across the world the way it should be – fun, easy, and stress free. So thank you, very much.
London International School of Performing Arts
These guys aren’t kidding: they’re there for you from start to finish, and then some!
Tuesday February 26th, 2013
There are plenty of testimonials about this relocation team and their ability to find a perfect flat and get the lease sorted within five days, but I wanted to provide a testimonial of what happens 18 months after they have placed you and received their fees: they’re still there for you.
I was having issues between the letting agency and landlord regarding the return of my security deposit and to whom it had been registered in the tenancy deposit scheme. I emailed Mat seeking some advice about the situation and had a response from him—within 3 minutes.
Not only did he respond directly to my message, but by the time we talked on the phone 10 minutes later he had already spoken with a colleague at the letting agency and knew everything that was going on from their side. The deposit was settled by the next morning, including a follow-up to ensure that the funds had been transferred.
It’s difficult to imagine any greater support from the team. These guys aren’t kidding: they’re there for you from start to finish, and then some.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
They were always responsive, even to the smallest of queries.
Monday February 25th, 2013
They were so helpful! Moving to London from the United States and starting graduate school, I needed an apartment within a short amount of time and they made it happen within less than a week. Everything went really smoothly thanks to their services.They were always responsive, even to the smallest of queries, and very nice to deal with. They were also very accommodating in regards to my American ways of dealing with the bureaucracy of moving into a new place (meaning, always skeptical). I am now very happily set up in a beautiful flat and ready to concentrate on school.
Thanks again! Best wishes,
University College London