If you are a private client relocating independently, Citrus can help make your move to the UK as stress free as possible. Unlike many relocation companies we pride ourselves in assisting private clients as well as corporate clients. Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience and most people feel excited but extremely anxious about what lies ahead.
Why try and do it on your own when you can get support from an experienced relocation professional? We have helped hundreds of clients find housing and schools as well as shipped their furniture, provided visa and immigration support and settling in services such as registering with a local doctor, assistance with setting up broadband and satellite TV! We are here to guide you every step of the way throughout your relocation and are dedicated to providing you with a positive relocation experience.
Rental Property Search or House buying
Whether you are looking to rent or buy a property we understand that finding a new home is one of the most important aspects of any relocation. Our rental search service is designed to make the whole process as hassle and as stress free as possible. We always try to fit in at least 6 property viewings per day for a rental search and these properties will be based on your specific needs and requirements. Our house buying approach is straightforward and transparent. We have built up longstanding relationships in the UK property sector so although we work independently for you, we are also able to source off market homes before they are publicised. The Citrus team are also often able to negotiate fantastic reductions off of asking prices.
Before we begin a rental search we highly recommend an orientation tour of potential locations as it’s a great way for you and your family to view different locations and sample housing within your budget so you can get an idea of where you would prefer to live and what your budget achieves in the different locations. A tour helps you understand the locations on offer and offers a chance to see the style and size of property that works best for you. We use this feedback to fine tune your property viewing days. If you have children we can include a couple of visits to suitable schools too.
Serviced Accommodation – (intended for short stays)
If you require somewhere to stay in the short term where you can stay during your trip to the UK to find a permanent home we can help source suitable serviced accommodation located in the area which best works for you.
These properties are typically serviced and include free wifi and are cleaned regularly just like a hotel. Whilst a hotel may seem like the easier option, serviced apartments offer a number of huge advantages that make them the most comfortable and cost-effective option. Unlike hotel rooms that are often cramped, serviced apartments have plenty of space to move in. Asides from the bedroom, there’s a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Apartments can range from a studio to a 4 bedroom apartment for those with a larger family.
School search – private and state
Most parents biggest concern is finding the right school for their children. Following an initial discussion suitable nursery/school options would be identified which can be in the state or private sector. Citrus will liaise with local education authorities as well as the preferred schools to check availability of places and support you with a school search.
We will also provide advice and statistics on the performance of the schools as well as the relevant prospectus with details of how to gain entrance and the relevant admission procedures. Our education and relocation team will arrange visits to schools and can accompany you on those visits.
Settling in services
As well as finding a home in the UK there are additional support services, settling in services, which we can offer you to help get you settled into your new lives in UK as quickly and effortlessly as possible. This will include for instance opening a bank account and obtaining a National Insurance number and registering with a doctor.
Additional Services and immigration assistance
- School search
- Pet transfer
- Settling in services
- Property area information
- Visa and immigration services
- Concierge services
- Car purchase and leasing
- Home interiors