Relocating to a new country can be very stressful, especially when it comes to finances. Trying to find the ideal property within budget may seem difficult, but for many assignees it seems the additional bills that add up at the end of the month prove to be a strain on the wallet. In most cases when moving into a property the utilities (water, gas, electric, etc.) are already provided by a certain company. This is great as it takes away the added stress of comparing suppliers and looking for the best deal.
However, there is a lot that goes in to transferring the utilities into your name. But don’t stress! We are here to help.
For those that want to be in the know, the gas suppliers are British Gas, EON, EDF and Npower and the main water supplier in London is Thames Water.
By choosing our Settling-in & Orientation Assistance Program, we are there for you. This program not only covers assistance with utility hook up but we also provide other info and advice on settling-in matters.
In connection with transferring utilities, we work with the landlord or their managing agent on your behalf to ensure that the meter readings taken at the Inventory Check-in are phoned through to the providers and that the accounts are successfully transferred in your name. This makes sure that you only pay for the supply that you use.
The importance of this program is to take away the extra burden communicating with multiple parties can accumulate. We know that VIP assignees need to get stuck into their new job while still trying to settle in to their new home. This program helps assignees and their families get fully established in the new location by providing information and advice. Rather than dealing with the settling-in issues yourselves, let us make this process easy for you and your family.