Christine Hall- Your VIP Relocation Guru Here! Full disclosure, I’m based in London!
Before becoming an international relocation specialist, I spent a couple years living in the Big Apple. I lived on the Upper West Side, within close walking distance of Central Park.
Fast forward to today and I’m living in Kensington, within close walking distance of Royal Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, where I’ve lived for the past 20 years.
Watching property values in both cities, I’ve always thought they were pretty similar. But…..London’s Evening Standard newspaper recently reported that properties in London are now twice as expensive as New York!
Both cities are home to the world’s super-rich, including celebrities and business leaders from all over the globe.
And no wonder! Both cities are wonderfully attractive places to live, especially if you have plenty of money!
Numerous British Expats live in New York (120,000 according to the Evening Standard), but more American expats (200,000) have chosen to relocate to London and the Home Counties.
Personally I love both cities and my firm, Saunders 1865 – The VIP Relocation Company, handles relocations to (and from) both cities.
But the choice of homes and lifestyles in London is fantastic! And that’s reflected in the property values. Capital values have skyrocketed and are unaffordable for the vast majority of people – even a lot of very well paid people!
Rentals, on the other hand, represent GREAT value by comparison – and there are some amazing homes available for rent if you know where to look. And renting allows you to remain mobile and try out different locations till you find the one that suits your lifestyle needs best.
Rentals are what I specialize in. I only represent Tenants and it’s VITAL that they should be represented in my view.
After all, Landlords are represented by Agents whose job it is to get the best deal they can for their property owner client. Tenants need a professional on their side!
The best global employers retain my firm to look after the talent they relocate to London. We help them through the whole process of searching for the right home and making sure the rental contract is fair to the Tenant and protects their interests.
Check out this video
HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT RENTAL HOME IN LONDON
A Guide for VIP Tenants
Call Christine Hall, GMS, at her London office on 020 7590 2700.
Or you can call our US number 239 530 1865