Begin initial research as soon as you make the decision to go on assignment. Research:
All of this will provide you with the information you need for the next step.
This will be influenced by the cost of accommodation in your destination. This in turn will influence the location you may be able to live in. If you are moving to an expensive city like London, Paris or Singapore, you may have to live further from the office in order to afford rent.
Top tip: don’t forget to factor in transport costs when deciding on where you want to live.
Before you leave home, collect all the documentation you may need to rent a property including:
When looking at specific properties keep the following in mind:
If you can avoid it, don’t rush into a rental agreement until you know the property will suit expat living.
We have outlined some tips that apply no matter where you are hoping to rent, however there will be individual requirements by country. Examples include: