Signing a Property Lease Before the Visa Comes Through

A case study Picture the scene: Geoff and Sally are on a “look-see” visit to Melbourne ahead of their planned relocation. Geoff’s new job is due to start in six weeks. They decide they like Australia and Melbourne, and fall in love with a family home costing $1,500 per week. However they aren’t the only ones [...]

February 21st, 2018|

Recent Growth in Sydney House Values is Historically “Normal”

Many readers will be aware the cost of housing  in Sydney has increased rapidly in recent times. Despite a 17% increase in median house prices in Sydney in the year to September 2014, growth in capital value over the ten years since September 2004 is “only“ 6% per year.  From 2004 to 2010 prices only [...]

January 23rd, 2015|

To what extent should the employer reimburse relocation costs & to what extent should employees be expected to “invest” in their careers?

Organisations need a mobile workforce for many reasons, including filling skills gaps, meeting temporary staffing needs and employee development. In designing domestic relocation policies, major considerations include: • What are the costs that employees and their families will face? • How can the employer attract candidates to accept roles that involve relocation to higher cost [...]

October 29th, 2014|