Homefinding

Central to all relocation services is a successful home search. We aim to find the right property; one where the assignee enjoys living and feels secure and comfortable. Relocation AS has very experienced property search teams. Every search is approached with a high level of planning and we will guide the assignee and family through the entire home search process.

Relocation AS’s homefinding service includes:

  • Obtaining the assignee’s and the family’s requirements and wishes
  • Coordinating and arranging house viewings
  • Accompanying and driving assignees to viewings*
  • Negotiation of lease terms, advice on legal compliance and overview of the preparation of the lease
  • Lease Offer
  • Standard and comprehensive Lease Agreement
  • Move in inspection / property take over. This includes transferring of following subscriptions:
    • Electricity
    • Heating
    • Gas

*Child car seats will be provided if required.

We work exclusively on behalf of corporate clients and their assignees to find the best suitable home, be it temporary or permanent housing.

We perform home search and recommend properties that meet the needs of the assignee and corporate policies and budgets. We accompany the assignees to all viewings and negotiate the best possible price and conditions on our clients’ behalf.

The Norwegian property market is fast moving and requires quick action and formal handling of offer and accept. We set up the lease agreement, connect utilities and give moving-in assistance which includes condition reports. We can offer buying services too and our knowledge of the local markets is an important asset in both cases. We are not affiliated with any estate agencies and receive no introductory commissions. Relocation AS is an independent destination service provider who represents the tenants’ or the buyers’ interests.

Norway has 5.3 million inhabitants. The population and size of the biggest cities Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger are compared to small towns in other countries. The rental market mirrors this picture. The supply of normal to high standard rental properties in the cities is fairly good, but the exclusive market is limited. Investments in buy-to-let properties is limited due to high property prices, taxes and unstable interest rate.

Norwegian houses vary in size, style and layout. Bungalow types are very rare, so expect 2 or 3 floors. A normal size of a 4 bedroom house with 2 baths is 200 sqm. A master bedroom is 14 sqm. A family’s activities normally take place in the living room or kitchen area. An average size on a 2 bedroom flat is 80 sqm.  Most homes are heated electrically and therefore the developed standards to minimize electric hazards are strickter than those of other countries. Gas is not common in homes. Most rental accommodation comes with the white goods.

Should your company wish to secure staff houses for commuters, trainees, etc, we are ready to find the best solutions.

Temporary Accommodation

Relocation can arrange temporary accommodation for the assignees and their families to move into directly upon arrival, if a permanent home has not already been secured.