Settling-In Service – Integrate in 8

From £500*

Let Dovetail organise your new UK home, from Wi-Fi and phones to banking and home security.

Relocating to another country takes a huge effort just to arrive. If you are relocating to London or anywhere in the South East, Dovetail can take care of all the annoying bureaucracy facing you after arrival such as setting up your Wi-Fi, phone line and bank account, finding a local Doctor, dentist, or vet, organising new home deliveries, grocery shopping and the inevitable DIY jobs in your new home.

All these are incredibly time-consuming and can take weeks – let us do the hard work!

Your own personalised relocation dossier

Setting up home in a new area is often stressful and most certainly time-consuming. Your own personalised Dovetail dossier is designed to assist you in quickly establishing home life somewhere new.

Enjoy your new home from Day One

The dossier includes a wealth of local insider information including the best health providers, practical information for the home and details of local leisure amenities. For example, if sailing, golf and junior rugby are key to a family’s wellbeing, then recommended local clubs and contact details will be provided, saving you time-consuming research. This enables you to re-establish key elements of daily life and to enjoy your new home from Day 1.

Dovetail’s detailed and tailored information dossier can be created for you around any or all 8 areas of integration. See our Dovetail Integrate in 8 list below to see the extent of what is included.

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

Dovetail Integrate in 8

Safety & Security

  • Appliances
  • Banking
  • Credit cards
  • Crime rates
  • Driving
  • Emergency numbers
  • Home search
  • Home security
  • Insurance
  • Neighbourhood watch schemes
  • Police stations

Education & Childcare

  • Adult education
  • Au pairs
  • Babysitting services
  • Nanny agencies
  • Nurseries
  • Schools
  • Universities

Social & Cultural

  • Associations
  • Clubs
  • Children’s activities
  • Etiquette
  • Gyms
  • Language schools
  • Libraries
  • Networking
  • Public holidays
  • Religion
  • Sports
  • Travel

Lifestyle choices

  • Cultural
  • Eating out
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Hobbies
  • Home deliveries
  • Local attractions
  • London attractions
  • Shopping


  • Allergies
  • Alternative medicine
  • Beauticians
  • Chemists
  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • Expat life coaching
  • Hairdressers
  • Hospitals
  • Maternity care
  • NHS (National Health Service)
  • Opticians
  • Vaccinations
  • Vets

Red Tape

  • Council services
  • Driving licence
  • Enrolment forms
  • Parking permits
  • Police registration
  • References
  • Rental agreements
  • School registration
  • TV licence
  • Utilities
  • Waiting lists


  • Commuting
  • Internet access
  • Land phones
  • Mobile phones
  • Network providers
  • Post office
  • Public transport
  • Taxis
  • TV (Cable, Digital and Satellite)


  • CV
  • Domestic services
  • Employment agencies
  • Legal requirements
  • Nannytax
  • Professional services
  • Tax
  • Voluntary work
  • Work permits
Settling In Services