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What covered in relocation expenses

Postby ponic » Thu, 30 Aug 2007 2:18 pm

Hello,

I would like to know what all covered in re-location expenses?

Does it cover buying furniture or any house hold goods ?

Kindly excuse my ignorance?

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Postby muratkorman » Thu, 30 Aug 2007 2:36 pm

Relocation expense covers your flight ticket to the new destination and hotel accomodation and meals until you move to a flat. Besides that it also covers shipping of your personal effects to the new location. However, the volume of shipping allowed changes from company to company. In my case it was 1.5 cubic metres or 90 kg. Cost of furniture or household goods, I haven't heard of that anywhere. Probably you will rent a fully furnished flat just like many expats do.
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Postby ching » Thu, 30 Aug 2007 9:06 pm

Some companies provide a cash relocation allowance that covers miscellaneous expenses and can be used to buy furniture or household goods (on top of paying for your shipping).

Best thing to do is ask around in your company for what the normal policy is. In the example I gave above, the company provided anywhere from 2-4 weeks' pay as a relo allowance, depending on whether the employee was renting an unfurnished, partially furnished, or fully furnished place.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 30 Aug 2007 9:12 pm

Frankly speaking relocation expenses needs to be clarified by your prospective employer before your name goes anywhere. Relocation expenses can be a single airfare only. Or it can include the whole ball of wax including shipping, temporary housing, airfares etc., etc....

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Postby ponic » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 12:42 pm

OK, I will check with my prospective employer.

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Postby ponic » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 2:01 pm

Another question,

will relocation expenses cover advance while taking a flat, If not normally what is the procedure for a new comer who wants to take a flat. I understand that 2 months rent as advance has to given while taking a flat.

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 2:25 pm

ponic wrote:Another question,

will relocation expenses cover advance while taking a flat, If not normally what is the procedure for a new comer who wants to take a flat. I understand that 2 months rent as advance has to given while taking a flat.

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It depends on your employer. In my case, they did cover some of the expenses in getting a place.
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Postby muratkorman » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 3:33 pm

My company covered the deposit/advance payment to the flat, but you should better check it out with your prospective employer. Usually deposit is 2 months rent.
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Postby ponic » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 4:50 pm

Ok, thanks for the replies.


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