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‘Right to buy’ – right or wrong?

Posted on 18th May 2022 by Master Removers

What’s ‘Right To Buy’? The Right to Buy policy, which hit the news at the start of May when it was revealed that Boris Johnson was considering reviving it (a tidbit dangled just before the local council elections), finds its origins in the early 1980s. It was unveiled by Margaret Thatcher at the start of […]

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London Housing Market Predictions for 2022

Posted on 25th March 2022 by Master Removers

The housing market is subject to an overwhelming array of variables at the best of times, but recent years have thrown it one surprise after another, with covid following hot on the heels of Brexit and now the cost-of-living crisis and the war in Ukraine. It seems as if the moment one factor recedes, two […]

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What Is The Cost Of Living Impact On Moving Home?

Posted on 18th March 2022 by Master Removers

Though they might initially seem unrelated, the cost-of-living crisis has some unexpected consequences for the removals and storage market. A recent Deltapoll survey, commissioned by PR firm, the London Communications Agency, reveals that most Londoners now cite the cost of living as their greatest concern, well ahead of other pressing worries such as housing, the […]

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Should I Tip My Removals Company?

Posted on 7th February 2022 by Master Removers

When you’re moving house, there’s so much to think about it can becoming overwhelming; that’s just one reason why using a reputable moving company can make such a difference. With a good removals firm at the helm, you immediately get back some of that head-space; you can think clearly and breathe again, because so many […]

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What Rights Do Tenants Have In The UK?

Posted on 8th December 2021 by Master Removers

It’s an issue that found itself centre-stage during the covid pandemic, when tenants were given a grace period, during which they were allowed longer notice periods, at first six months, and then – as the situation appeared to improve – four. Bailiff-enforced evictions were suspended.This was a gesture designed to recognise the difficulty tenants faced […]

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Pros and Cons of Shared Ownership Schemes

Posted on 31st August 2021 by Master Removers

Should I Use a Shared Ownership Scheme? You’ve almost certainly heard about shared ownership, but – like most of the population – that may be where your knowledge about them begins and ends. They certainly sound like something that could help people get a foot in the door of the housing market. And they’re even […]

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Should I Buy a New Build Property?

Posted on 9th June 2021 by Master Removers

Some people shudder at the thought of living in anything more modern than a Victorian property and have quite strong views about new builds, regardless of whether they’re designed to mimic period styles. But there are plenty of others who can’t wait to leave behind their old, creaking, repair-prone home and move into a place […]

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Should I Buy A House That Needs Renovating?

Posted on 15th April 2021 by Master Removers

It’s a question as old as the first civilisation, and yet – even in this new millennium – we’re no closer to a one-size-fits-all, definitive answer. For every person with the Midas touch, the luck and the know-how to turn a ruin into a beautiful and valuable home, there’s another who’s ended up with a […]

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2021 Predictions for the U.K. Housing Market

Posted on 18th February 2021 by Master Removers

No industry is immune from the disruption wrought by the covid-19 pandemic, as it pushes us from lockdown to ill-fated tier system and back to lockdown and more lockdown. Even with all the changes to process, such as online viewings and no-contact removals jobs, the housing market – like anything else that forms part of life […]

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How Will The New Tier System Affect House Moves

Posted on 4th December 2020 by Master Removers

Now that England has emerged from the second lockdown and back into the tier system, you might think, with a sigh of relief, that the conditions resemble those we experienced before the second lockdown. But, as if to be confusing for confusion’s sake, we’re not reverting to the earlier tier system but instead entering a […]

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