Best Countries For Green Living For Expats

Expats looking for green living now have a number of eco-friendly destinations to choose from. And if you are already an expat, why not see if your country or city makes the top ten best destinations for green living for expats?

Rental Market State of Play: February 2022

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City living is back on the radar, especially as many European countries are beginning to relax international travel, workplace and hospitality restrictions. It was inevitable that rental values would start to rise in line with a return to city activity, but in the cases of London, Paris and Amsterdam, the majority of monthly rental costs have started to rise very early in the year – albeit subtly.

Klippa Relocation rounds up February’s rental news from across London, Paris and Amsterdam, and combines it with the latest average rental price.

Rental Market State of Play: January 2022

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The first month of a new year is always a good time to take stock of rental trends in Europe’s leading cities. As well as retrospective data from the previous 12 months, there is also a slew of forecasts and predictions for the year ahead. Klippa Relocation rounds up January’s rental market news from across London, Paris and Amsterdam and combines them with the latest average rental price.

Sustainable Ways to Invest in a Property

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Climate change has been in the spotlight recently following the COP26 summit. It’s clear that action needs to be taken, and quickly. When it comes to the impacts of property, the figures are startling: buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of carbon dioxide emissions in the EU. In the UK, it is even higher at 59% and 23% respectively.

Relocating to Lisbon

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

While working from home started out as a practical tool in the fight against the pandemic, it has provoked a wider conversation around hours, locations and staff wellbeing. It’s a well-covered topic but it has been taken to the next level by Portugal.

Come Fly With Me!

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The summer season is over and while the media was focused on the plight of passport-clutching holidaymakers desperate in their bid to escape to sunnier climes, professionals trying to travel across continents to relocate for business were virtually unreported.

What if Your Employees Do Not Want to Move to a New Office?

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In current times, businesses are slowly healing from the recent pandemic-led economic strains. Companies are finding ways to adapt to new business norms, whilst growing back their bottom-line.

Relocating offices has become a commonly shared practice in the business world. Some employers are choosing this to host a bigger workspace for their staff, whilst others seek cost-effective benefits to moving.

Remote Control: The Impact of Homeworking

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When relocating professionals across the globe, a short commute to a financial district, a company headquarters or a business park was traditionally in the top three requirements. Now, with employees proving that working from home doesn’t hinder productivity, the temporary switch to desks in our dining rooms is a more permanent working arrangement. 

If Not London… Where?

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It took a global pandemic to finish what Brexit started, with ‘the great reshuffle’ well underway. While it is well documented that homeowners and tenants have re-evaluated their lifestyles, swapping city bolt holes for countryside cottages, there is an equally important shift in the business sector.

Brexit: Impact Update

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The B word has been somewhat overshadowed by the C word. So we forgive you for being out of the loop since our EU departure. Despite other events, Brexit has happened and it continues to shape our professional, economical and political backdrop. Here’s the latest news you may have missed but it’s delivered heavily caveated, as it’s extremely hard to separate the impact of the pandemic from the effects of Brexit.

Moving Abroad in 2021

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This year could be the year you make the big move and leave your home country, joining the expat  community of professionals overseas. Moving abroad always means enormous changes, and this year is likely to present more challenges than ever.
To help you take the leap, we round up the best tips for moving abroad in the aftermath of Brexit and COVID-19.