Having worked with London & Partners for many years, IMA Relocation has been designed specifically for international companies who are setting up a business in the UK and who want a personal home finding service for employees relocating to London.
We are independent of letting agents and estate agents and, as such, we provide a completely unbiased service. Our approach is personal, we always meet our customers face to face so we can get to know specifically what they're looking for and then recommend areas which meet their criteria.
All apartments and houses are visited and vetted by IMA before they are introduced to our clients and our fees are capped at 5 days at a maximum cost of £2,000 per property (as opposed to first month's rent, which a lot of other agencies charge), this approach guarantees that we will always negotiate the best price for you!
We also offer a wide-ranging school search service and accompany you on school tours to help you choose the right school for your child.
Type of company
If you are unsure of which area in and around London you would like to rent, we are happy to take you on a tour of areas we think will suit your requirements before our search process begins, on an expenses only basis.
- The first thing we do before taking on any new search is to spend time with the Executive face to face or via Skype to get a complete understanding of his/her requirements
After understanding your precise requirements we carry out an extensive search of properties and visit all properties before short-listing them. We explore the type of property you are looking for; its size, location, proximity to amenities/transport links together with your budget.
- As IMA is an independent company, we are able to provide a comprehensive range of properties from all letting agents in the targeted geographical areas
Once the properties have been personally vetted by us and a short list drawn up, we will organise viewings for you over a 1 day period, if possible, until you find the perfect home.
- We take the Executive and his/her partner on a tour of the properties and during these visits we take time to pass on our knowledge of the location
Once your accommodation has been found, we begin negotiations with agents working to secure the best possible terms for you, giving you time to focus on your move.
- Unlike most relocation agents we don’t charge a month’s rent as our fee and so you can rest assured that we will be getting you the best price possible
Before you move in
We will complete the inventory, arrange the Tenancy Agreement and transfer utilities and services into your name. We can also assist with the aftercare service such as engaging removal firms.
- We are completely committed to making the moving and relocation process as simple as possible and as such, can organize a driver to collect you at the airport with keys to your new home and can also have the accommodation professionally cleaned and the garden maintained before your arrival
We charge a day rate of £400 per day + VAT and monies are due 14 days after the Tenancy date begins. There is no registration fee and search fees are capped to a maximum of 5 days for a property search and 8 days if the search is to include schools. We are also happy to secure a property, at your request, by paying holding deposits and advance monies on your behalf in order to make the transaction run smoothly.
On Completion of your lease
If you require your tenancy to be extended we will negotiate this for you with the Agency for a flat fee of £200.
If you’re ready to depart and vacate the property we will liaise with the agent/landlord on your behalf throughout the departure process, arrange cleaning contractors, conduct a thorough search of Inventory reports, negotiate and agree dilapidation costs enabling the return of your deposit and organise utility disconnection. This is at a cost of a 1 day fee of £400.
If a family is relocating and schools are needed, IMA is proficient in finding schools. Once again, we talk to the Executive to find out exactly what type of school they are ideally looking for taking into account age, gender, any religious denominations, special talents, preference for mixed or single sex schools and if an international school is preferred to a school following a UK curriculum.
We conduct a thorough search and visit schools which have spaces and meet the criteria and after visting them we will arrange tours and meetings accompanying the Executive and his/her partner. We will also provide Government OFSTED reports on each school.
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