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Importing a vehicle into England

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Is it a good idea to import a European/foreign car into England?

Generally, unless the vehicle that you want to import is built to drive on the left-hand side of the road, importing it is a very long, laborious and expensive process. 

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Are furnished rental properties more expensive than unfurnished ones?

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Given that this is the case in many European countries, this is a frequently asked question.

However, as with many other things, England is the exception.

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Visiting a school : a checklist for parents

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If you are searching for the right school for your children in London, you will surely have planned to visit some of the schools you are considering. We have compiled a useful list of things to think about and to look out for when visiting a school in London.

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Battersea: does it have everything?

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Whilst going for my weekly jog, I frequently pass by the old electric power station in Battersea, the famous “Battersea Power Station”.

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Simply London Relocation shortlisted in the "Best Family Support Programme" category for the prestigious FEM EMEA Awards

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We are thrilled to announce that Simply London Relocation has been nominated in the “Best Family Support Programme” category for the Forum for Expatriate Management EMEA Awards, the prestigious annual awards of the relocation & mobility industry.

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Estate agent fees in England

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A common question from our clients is about estate agent fees when renting a property in London.

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Looking for a private school in London for 2019? Get ready for the Schools Open Days season with our top tips on how to make the most of it!

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As the start of the school year for 2018 is looming, private schools in London are not only getting ready to welcome their new cohorts, they are also preparing their so-called Open Days.

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Belsize Park: the little sister of Hampstead in the north-west of London

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Contrary to what its name might lead you to believe, Belsize Park is not a park, nor is it particularly near to a park! This area, located in the north-west of London, despite not being as well-known to expats, has a certain charm about it, as well as a number of advantages in comparison to Hampstead.

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Settled status announced for EU citizens in the UK

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Back in June this year, the UK Home Secretary announced the Guidelines of the “Settled Status” for EU citizens and their families. After so much uncertainty, we certainly welcome some clarity about what will happen to EU citizens in the UK, and what they might have to do to remain in the UK.

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Grammar Schools: government gives the green light for further investment

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A few weeks ago the UK Education Minister announced that the budget for Grammar Schools’ would amount to £50 million. This generous budget offered to these schools has re-sparked the polarising debate surrounding the financing of these selective schools given its detrimental effects on comprehensive schools. 

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