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Five things to know before you move home to a new area!

Aug 25. 2015

Moving homecan be a life changing decisions and relocating to a completely new area can be a rather daunting and stressful experience, but with plenty of preparation and research you can rest assured knowing that you have made the right decision. This article will serve to explain a few of the main factors you need to take into consideration before moving house to a new area.

When researching for your move, plan the finances that you will need for the relocation, addressing all the possible expenses you may have such as monthly bills and loans. It is important to set up the right budget not only for the move itself but also after the relocation, considering whether the cost of living will be higher in the area you are moving to.

Initial Research

Browse the internet to get an idea of the type of properties and prices available in your chosen area. If you are looking for somewhere to rent, take some time out to dedicate to house hunting around the area, checking local papers and letting agency windows. If possible, try asking local people about the area to find out what it is like from people who know first hand what it is like to live there.


If possible, try asking local people about the area to find out what it is like to live there from people who know first hand. Visit the neighbourhood at different times of the day/different days of the week as the appearance and atmosphere of an area can sometimes change dramatically from day to night/week to weekend. Further to this, make sure you fully equip yourself with a knowledge of where all the local shops, parks, restaurants and cafes are located – explore the area!

Change of Address

Before moving to a new area, make a list of all the places and companies to contact before your move. Remember to inform:
– Banks and credit/loan institutions
– Clubs you are a member of
– Cancel Subscriptions
– Family, friends, colleagues, neighbours
If you are currently renting, remember to give the required amount of notice to your landlord or letting agent once your new tenancy is confirmed. If you are leaving a shared property, bear in mind that it might be your responsibility to find a replacement.

Removals Company

Before moving to a new area, make sure you carry out plenty of research to get the most reputable removal firm which will offer an honest, reliable quote for your move. Don’t be tempted by very low estimates as this will often reflect the quality of work.

When moving to a new area, it is strongly recommended that you hire the services of an established removal company for a quick, trouble-free move. Many people believe that attempting a move themselves will save a great deal of money, however, this is rarely the case as a removal van or lorry must be hired, as well as the cost of the associated insurance. Hiring the expertise of a professional removal team is not only a cost-effective option, it is also the perfect solution for the safe transportation of your personal belongings.
Our team of removal experts here at Burke Bros Moving Group are dedicated to making the process of relocating as smooth and efficient as possible. We are able to tailor our specialist services to fit with any domestic or commercial move so no matter what your specifications are, we can find the ideal solution for you!

For ultimate convenience, we also offer an extensive range of storage and packing services to take the stress off you during the moving process. For further information or to arrange an appointment, simply give us a call on 01902 714555 or get in touch online today!

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