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What it means to be a Londoner

28 October 2015

Recently read an excellent quote from a a book called Moon over Soho. The expression was so close to the truth that it has to be shared. Let us know if you agree….

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London Mapped Glorious Diversity Tube Stations Ghosts and Ghouls

26 October 2015

We love a good map here at Icon Relocation and this past month has been a great one for new and alternative views of London.The first is actually a picture by the artist Yanko Tihov that uses different passport covers to reflect the diversity and different cultural mix of the Capital - if you really like it you can even buy a copy here.The second from Transport for London, which has only recently been revealed to exist, shows the real location of each underground station - what’s most revealing is unlike the official map there’s virtually no straight lines.And being October, who wouldn’t...

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TIRA Meeting in Boston

22 October 2015

Earlier this month Icon Relocation attended the Worldwide ERC conference which this year took place in Boston, USA.The conference proved the ideal time to meet with our partners from around the world and gave us the opportunity to meet all our friends and colleagues from TIRA at a networking breakfast, the first we attended as a full TIRA member.The image below shows many of the members from around the world with representitives from across Europe, Russia, Africa and Asia all present.There couldn’t be a nicer and more knowledgeable group of individuals, from TIRA firms reinforce that support and extend the...

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UK Right to Rent Scheme Begins to Impact International Tenants

22 October 2015

The UK Government has announced details of the new Right to Rent Scheme intended to crack down on illegal immigrants renting private accommodation, which will come into force in February 2016.The Scheme places its core focus on landlords to monitor the legal residential status of tenant, not the letting agent or any relocation provider. But on most occasions the reality will however be that the checking process will be managed by the letting agent and we expect to see many begin to implement their own requirements ahead of the formal introduction of the Scheme, regardless whether the rental contract is made...

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Want to work in the most expensive offices in London

16 October 2015

It is not only London’s housing market that is seeing rising prices. A 6,000 square foot office block in the capital has just been released on to the market at £500 sq. ft. making it the most expensive workspace in London.54 Brook Street - yours for £500 sq. ftBut this block is not located in the heart of the City or financial district but in Mayfair’s leafy Brook Street. Developed by Enstar Capital, working alongside architects Stiff & Trevillion, £4m was spent on the redevelopment, which took 16 months.The four storey building now boasts an art deco style marble entrance and staircase,...

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