Furnished Property FAQ

Luxurious three season screen porch with fireplace, looking out onto waterfront property.

What furniture is included in a furnished property?

Furnished properties usually include larger items such as: sofa, table and chairs, beds, wardrobes, chest of drawers, and white goods (fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc.). There are no set definitions for what constitutes a “furnished” property. It is crucial to understand what will or will not be provided before signing the lease agreement.  

What does part-furnished mean?

Furnished properties usually include larger items such as: sofa, table and chairs, beds, wardrobes, chest of drawers, and white goods (fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc.). There are no set definitions for what constitutes a “furnished” property. It is crucial to understand what will or will not be provided before signing the lease agreement.

What does unfurnished mean?

Unfurnished properties are usually devoid of movable furniture items but should still include curtains or blinds and kitchen appliances. Make sure you clearly understand what the property will include before signing the lease. 

Property Viewings FAQ

Realtor with house plan showing young couple around property for sale, above view

When will I receive my itinerary?

You will receive your completed itinerary no later than 7pm the day before your home search viewing day.

How many properties can I expect to see?

We will aim to show you between 6 and 10 properties per viewing day; however, this will be dependent upon current market conditions and how flexible your requirements are.

Will I have a chance to preview the properties and make a shortlist?

Wherever possible, you will be given the opportunity to pre-screen and shortlist properties prior to your viewing day.

Renting FAQ

Rent house. Rent. House. Home.

How is the monthly rent calculated?

Multiply the weekly rent by 52 (weeks in a year) and divide by 12 (months in a year). E.g., £100 per week: (100 x 52) ÷ 12 = £433.33 per month.

How is the weekly rent calculated?

Multiply the monthly rent by 12 (months in a year) and divide by 52 (weeks in a year). E.g., £433.33 per month: (433.33 x 12) ÷ 52 = £100.00 per month. 

Is the rent negotiable?

Rental asking prices can be negotiated in certain circumstances; however, there will be a lot of factors to consider, such as your offer as a whole, including any other offer requirements, current market conditions, competition, and how long the property has been on the market. Please discuss this with your Klippa consultant, and they will help you choose the best course of action.

Relocation Costs FAQ

Close up of couple calculating costs of new house

What do I need to pay before moving into a new property?

You will usually be required to pay a holding deposit, security/damage deposit, and the first month’s rent.

What is a holding deposit?

The holding deposit is another name for a reservation fee, paid to the agent as an agreement that you will be going ahead with the property. In return, the agent should remove the property from the market and cease further viewings. The holding deposit may be non-refundable if you back out of the deal but it will also be deducted from the first month’s rent if you proceed.

Relocation Contracts FAQ

Signing a home purchase contract.

Is there a standard type of contract in the UK?

The most common type of rental contract in the UK is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, otherwise referred to as an AST. 

What is the standard length of a contract?

12 months is usually the starting point for negotiations; however, you can often be expected to sign a longer contract of 18, 24 or 36 months.

Can I break my contract early if I need to?

Breaking a contract early is only possible if a break clause has been agreed in advance; otherwise, you are contracted to stay until the end of the agreed term. There are exceptions to this rule, so contacting your Klippa consultant for advice before taking any action is recommended. 

Paint it black: redecoration limits in a rental property

Paintbrush and orange paint

With most of us spending more time where we live than ever before and even top-flight professionals working from home, the desire to create comfortable surroundings can’t be suppressed. As the saying goes, ‘there’s no place like home’ but what if your home has been decorated by someone else and you don’t have the right to change it?

That is the scenario faced by many tenants who inherit a bland interior from a landlord and are contractually prohibited to wield a paintbrush. But is personalising the interior of a rented property as restrictive as it’s made out?

WFH v. the office: where does this leave relocation?

Laptop with Zoom call

There is a mighty tussle playing out in the media concerning the return to offices across the UK. In very late August, the director-general of the CBI shared the same sentiment as our Prime Minister, claiming ‘getting staff back to offices was as important as children being in school’. She cited office workers as huge drivers of the economy and lifelines to dry cleaners, sandwich bars and barbers, to name a few of the businesses who are suffering as a result of the WFH (work from home) revolution.

Safety first: how we show properties in 2020


Many aspects of our lives can be conducted digitally or without leaving our own living rooms – banking, food shopping and exercise among them – but there is one area where the need for a physical visit persists – choosing a new home. 

An in-person appointment is even more pertinent in the relocation market, as many professionals are moving from a completely different country and therefore have little concept of UK property. A viewing also provides the assignee with an initial orientation opportunity and when accompanied by a property professional, provides a degree of welcomed reassurance.

NEW! ReloDrive: An alliance of forward thinking companies

Klippa Relocation has formed an alliance with ExpatRide to launch a new business – relodrive.com. This safe, affordable and responsive way for people to settle into a new destination is applicable across 53 countries and removes the need to be personally chaperoned by an agent upon arrival – a vital elimination in our new global normal.

“Relocating on an international basis has changed drastically over the course of 2020. We have been offering remote services since 2017, however when Jesper Lovendahl of ExpatRide approached us with his idea of combining our services with the Tripit app and his transportation solutions. We quickly saw the need to push our concept forward and create a new style of destination service provider. One that respects social distancing, yet offers a bespoke relocation solution,” says Rupert Houghton at Klippa Relocation.

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