Home Search – Rental

Work with Dovetail to secure the perfect home on the best terms

If you are moving to England for the duration of your overseas assignment, or even permanently, and need to find a rental property you can call home, Dovetail’s rental search service can find your dream home.

Discover homes in the best UK locations – London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent

Following an in-depth meeting to fully understand your brief, we outline our understanding of priorities for your new home and provide a shortlist of recommended areas to live, with a comparison of commuting times, area features and local facilities.

We only show you homes which match your brief

We review with you the merits of each area, before we embark on a tailored home search in your chosen area(s). Dovetail shortlists properties, which correspond to your home search brief and then schedules viewings of properties which best fulfil your wish list.

A flexible choice of home search services

Our 4 home search services below offer you complete choice of how much of your relocation we manage and how much you do yourself. You can use our 8-step proven process to find your home, let Dovetail support you remotely through the whole search process or let us manage your home search from start to finish. Our property search services cover orientation tours, sourcing of properties, short-listing properties for viewing, arranging viewing schedules with estate agents, offer and lease negotiation, inventory and deposit assistance, the connection of utilities and wi-fi, home security and home contents insurance quotes.

Contact us to find out how Dovetail’s expertise can find your dream home.

R.E.L.O.C.A.T.E in 8

From £97*

Dovetail’s unique 8-step program to relocate successfully to London and the UK.

Abode (Coming soon)

  • How to find and secure your perfect rental home in London and the UK

Home Search: Supported

from £997*

2 Skype calls (as long as necessary) and detailed Research to provide overview of UK property market, area guides, produce property brief, property long list, property short list, estate agents’ contact details and advice on tenancy agreements and inventory documents.

Skype call 1

 to understand how the UK property market works and your area requirements

  • Overview of London and UK property market
  • How UK estate agents work and differ from US realtors.
  • Guide to the best UK property portals
  • Understanding UK property listings and rental jargon
  • Overview of UK property pricing (sale and rentals)
  • How to register and create property alerts
  • Guide to estate agents’ fees
  • Briefing on your property requirements

Research Phase 1

  • Advice on recommended home search areas (up to 6) tailored to you
  • Personalised property brief for estate agents

Skype call 2

  • Discussion on merits of all areas proposed
  • Agreement on focus area (s)

Research Phase 2

  • List of estate agents in chosen search area with contact details.
  • Suggested property long list with links to properties matching your brief
  • Agreement on property short-list
  • Guide to tenancy agreements, inventory documents and deposits

Home Search: Managed

From £1,997*

Unlimited Skype calls plus

  • All in supported service above plus:
  • Property Viewing schedule arranged with estate agents
  • Transport arrangement with professional chauffeur company if required**
  • List of what to ask the agent at a viewing
  • Advice on selection of property and offer negotiation
  • Review of tenancy agreement and advice on amendments.

Home Search: Fully managed and accompanied

from £2,997*

  • Everything in 2 and 3 above plus
  • Fully accompanied property viewings
  • Negotiation of tenancy agreement and review of inventory document
  • Unlimited Skype calls

*Please note all fees are subject to UK VAT at 20%.

** Dovetail works with a reputable chauffeur company: costs are quoted at the time of request.