Corporate Relocation Process

As a business, making sure you have the right people in the right place at the right time, is vital. To ensure this process runs smoothly, on budget and on time its crucial to employ the services of an experienced relocation agent such as Spencer Hobbs.

Relocating employees and their families comes with the territory, whether they are moving to Manchester, Leeds or Liverpool we recognise it can be a stressful time for everyone concerned. Spencer Hobbs uses the following 5 step plan to ensure your employees reach their destination on time, on budget and with the minimum of stress for all parties concerned.

And your company can feel safe in the knowledge that once there we will provide your employee and their family with as much ongoing support as is necessary to make the move a successful one.

Initial Consultation

This is the key stage of any relocation and will involve the completion of a detailed questionnaire and an initial meeting, either in person where possible or over the phone allowing us to assess how we can best achieve your companies/employees objectives. This is crucial to the whole process and can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful move. Following the consultation you and your employee will receive a proposal report outlining deliverables and costs.

Location Search

Often in the relocation industry agents get caught up in finding the perfect home for clients forgetting the importance of location. What might seem to be your dream property may soon lose its appeal if it’s not in the right area. Therefore prior to starting the property search we use the in depth information gathered at the initial consultation to hand pick areas that best suite your employees needs. A report outlining the locations we have selected detailing points of interest, shopping centres, schools, hospitals and transport links etc will be sent to the employee.

Rental Property Search

Based on the areas selected during the location search one of our experienced property finders will contact our extensive database of local agents and private landlords and put together a selection of properties that fit their criteria. The employees designated consultant will then personally visit and inspect all properties and discard any they find to be unsuitable saving you and them frustrating and wasted time.

Next a day of viewings will be arranged for all shortlisted properties during which they will be accompanied by their consultant.Having chosen their preferred property we will then negotiate the best possible terms.

Prior to taking possession all tenancy agreements will be reviewed by us and scrutinised for unfair clauses, we will organise and manage any preparatory works requested by the client to ensure everything is in order ready for occupation. We will arrange check in dates, inform utilities providers and attend on moving day to go through inventories and compile a schedule of condition which will be used as evidence should there be any disputes upon termination of the tenancy.

We will be at hand through the entire duration of the players stay resolving issues and advising them on their legal stand point with regard to the lease if and when necessary. If purchasing we can then also provide them with introductions to recommended solicitors, surveyors and other professionals or trades as required. We act solely on the company employess behalf, maintaining contact with all parties from offer through to completion.

Settling In/Orientation Day

Moving to a new area can be a difficult and stressful time and it can take many weeks to feel settled. Spencer Hobbs provide the employee and their family with a full orientation day showing them round the local area, where to go for the best walks, local pubs and restaurants, schools, libraries, sports clubs etc or simply showing them the quickest route to work.

Partner Support

An often overlooked part of the relocation process is ensuring employees partners receive the assistance and support needed when moving to a new country or area. A large number of relocations fail for no other reason than a partner failing to adjust to the move. Our partner support service helps you retain valuable employees by providing their partners with an on going settling in programme.

This service includes assisting in securing places in the best local schools, arranging educational or language courses, enrolment in local sports clubs or gyms, mother and baby groups etc. We provide full telephone support for the entire duration of their stay.

Additional Services

We appreciate that every “client’s needs” are different and as such we pride ourselves on being able to offer one of the most comprehensive services in the industry. We are confident we can accommodate your needs whatever they may be. Below is a list of some of the on request services available through Spencer Hobbs:

  • Schools Search
  • Short Term Serviced Accommodation
  • Removals
  • Storage
  • Furniture Hire
  • Car Hire
  • Translation Services
  • Child Care
  • Cleaners
  • Building Contractors
  • Doctors
  • Dentists