With four in ten UK home buyers are thinking of swapping living in London, and the big cities for rural and coastal locations post lockdown, we’ve seen a sharp increase in enquiries about relocating and our UK home moving services.
Moving home can be stressful at the best of times, with many logistical details to consider. Relocating to a different town or part of the country adds an extra layer of detail that you will need to think about on moving day: from planning the drive to your new location to learning about the facilities in the area. To help you, we’ve put together a list of tips to consider when relocating in the UK:
Hire professional movers – yes, you really don’t want to take on a large scale relocation move all on your own. Get the us to help you plan every detail of your move so you can relax and concentrate on getting to know your new neighbourhood.
Get a range of quotes from reputable removal companies – and make sure everything you require is included, such as insurance, packing, waivers and parking plus any extra services such as cleaning or storage.
Make sure you book enough time off work for moving – when you’re relocating to a different part of the country you won’t be able to manage it all in one day.
Don’t forget to factor in the driving time to get to your new home – If your new home is anything more than a 3-hour drive away, you’ll need to allow for travelling time and sometimes include overnight moves. Typical UK relocations for a family home can take from 3 to 5 days to complete from start to finish.
Organise somewhere to stay for the first night – if you’re travelling by car, you will get to your new destination long before your removals team do. It’s a good idea to arrange to stay with relatives or friends or book a local hotel for that first night.