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Rising Rental Costs and Affordable Homeownership Options

Posted on 20th February 2024 by Master Removers

Rising costs are a constant lately, and this is something tenants know all too well. However, with the latest round of rent increases, some will undoubtedly consider getting onto the property ladder. But the odds for would-be first-time homeowners aren’t great either, with mortgage rates increasing and an already challenging process of saving for a deposit to navigate.

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Your Internet Connection After Moving – Secure the Lifeline

Posted on 29th January 2024 by Master Removers

Moving throws all manner of things into uncertainty, with the dust often not settling until well into the first year or even beyond. There can be issues relating to furniture that doesn’t fit (or look right in) your new property, complications with post still showing up at your old home, a new area with which to try to become acquainted, an entirely different set of neighbours and much, much more. And on that list of potential headaches is home broadband/WiFi. Of course, if you’re in contract and your provider offers the same service in your new area, it shouldn’t be difficult to get up and running again. But not everyone is so lucky and some of us may have to arrange for an early release from a contract (it’s possible their chosen new provider can resolve this on their behalf). For others, it’s a chance to go next-level; they find that their new area is hooked up to the most cutting-edge ultrafast services. And it may be a welcome opportunity to ditch a provider from whom they’ve never had satisfactory customer service and find a new one with a solid reputation. Others may even bid fond adieu to home broadband altogether and just use their mobile provider’s 5G service or a 5G router. Whatever the case, for the vast majority of home movers, internet access is an important concern.

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What Can I Do For The New Owners of My Old Home?

Posted on 28th November 2023 by Master Removers

When you’ve closed the door on an old home and are in the midst of unpacking and sorting yourself out in the new, the predicament of the people who’ve bought from you may be the very last thing on your mind. Contracts have been signed and it’s too late for any turning back, so what could be the point in even dwelling on the subject? But there are some things in life that are worth doing, even when there doesn’t appear to be anything in it for you. And just a few small considerations that won’t take up much of your time, could and probably will make a huge difference to the new owners of your old property. Here’s our Master Remover guide outlining just a handful of thoughtful gestures you can make, none of them overly taxing but all of them likely to engender good will. You may well find that the old owners of your new home have done some of them for you.

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Why Storage Really Makes For A Successful Home Renovation 

Posted on 10th October 2023 by Master Removers

Renovation and/or refurbishment requires several key ingredients if it’s to be completed on time and within budget. Foremost among them are planning and forethought and the hiring of reputable and reliable help. But there are other variables that can have a huge impact, for good or ill, on your project, including the time of year and the quality of the raw materials. What often gets overlooked, however, is storage. At first, it might not even have more than a tangential connection, if that, to the world of home renovations. But probe a little further and in no time it becomes apparent just how much storage can help.

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U.K. housing market trends – 1970’s to present day, and a prediction for the future.

Posted on 24th August 2023 by Master Removers

At Master Removers Group, we have a bird’s eye view of trends from the nation’s leading removals and storage companies. Although conversations around the housing market tend to focus on the fluctuations of prices and stability, it is always interesting to see how trends affect what people are looking for when they move into a new home and a new life situation.  Different decades have political and economic factors that drive trends and developments in housing, which affect moving habits.  Taking a broader perspective, it is interesting to see the evolution of housing preferences, and the circumstances which shape affordability and quality of housing. The removals and storage industry continues to grow, particularly in the newer sector of storage, which is highly flexible and adaptable.  Patterns over various decades show emerging trends which set to influence the housing markets of the future. 

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Moving Made Easy: The Best Months to Move House in the UK

Posted on 16th July 2023 by Master Removers

Moving house can be a time-consuming process, requiring months of preparation. However, amidst the chaos, many overlook the significance of choosing the ideal time of year for their relocation. Surprisingly, even newcomers to moving can find the answer with a resounding “yes” – a wealth of reliable information exists online, guiding them in making this crucial decision. Choosing the best time to move is vital for cost-effectiveness and seamlessly aligning with the mortgage process.

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Changing UK Housing Preferences: How Remote Working is Transforming the Market

Posted on 18th June 2023 by Master Removers

Remote working has become a prevalent phenomenon in today’s fast-paced world. With advancements in technology and changing work culture, many individuals are embracing the flexibility and freedom of remote work. This popular trend allows employees to carry out their professional duties from the comfort of their homes or any location of their choice.

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Business Changing in the UK – what we see as UK wide movers

Posted on 23rd May 2023 by Master Removers

With major factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic, new trading relationships with the EU, and the energy crisis, the UK economy is in a process of change and restructuring. As work habits altered during the pandemic and working from home became normal for many, striking a healthy work/life balance has become a new priority. With the cost-of-living crisis affecting people’s decisions, working from home means a greater reduction in transport costs, leading to a third of people avoiding the office where possible.  There are various environmental, economic, and financial factors that are changing businesses in the UK, and yet the self-storage industry is operating at a record high.  This article looks at ways businesses are adapting in the current times and how it impacts the Master Removers Network in the United Kingdom. 

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Moving At Short Notice – How To Do It

Posted on 27th April 2023 by Master Removers

In an ideal world, we’d have all the time we needed to prepare for moving house. We’d draw up our moving plan no less than three months before the big day and nothing would get left to chance. Our preferred moving company would be available at the exact date and time we needed them and the whole thing would be pulled off without so much as breaking a sweat or chipping a fingernail. But sometimes life forces us to be realists – a completely unforeseeable event throws our best-laid plans into the air and we’re left flustered, running here and there trying to pick up the pieces. We could be manoeuvred into a short-notice house move for any number of reasons, from bereavement to an unanticipated work posting or from change in financial circumstances to plain, old-fashioned inefficiency on our own parts. If you’ve been at the receiving end of such an upheaval, then you know how important it is to know the basics of short-notice moving. Here’s our Master Remover guide to moving house at the last minute.

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Moving habits in the United Kingdom

Posted on 25th March 2023 by Master Removers

It’s been a while since we were hunter-gatherers here on these misty islands.  But even when agriculture settled people in locations, there was always a lot of movement. Now we are moving from the post-industrial age, patterns are changing again, as many can work from home and the housing market dictates patterns of movement. The migratory patterns of modern Britons are shifting again.  As the Master Removers Group, we represent the best of the removals and storage trade in the UK.  Our members provide customers all over the country with excellent removals and storage services, from region to region. From generation to generation there are changes in moving habits, based on economic factors and other drivers.  We will look at the recent patterns in the UK to see how often on average people move in their lifetime.

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