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Egerton Crescent – UK’s Most Expensive Street

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

For a second year straight, Egerton Cres in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is named the most expensive residential street on the British Isles. This comes despite the notable drop in house prices during the year.

Egerton CrescentEgerton Cres is a set of elegant, arcing facades, combined with neatly manicured private gardens. The street is rich in every hallmark expected of British exclusivity and affluence. Those people who are able to fork out the cash for a residential property on Britain’s most expensive street will perhaps be glad to hear that prices have been sagging a little – more money for the man and van removal service! Joke aside, experts say the locality is perhaps losing some of its lustre after all...

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How Small Can You Go?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Most Londoners would be well aware of what crowded urban living is, some people would even say they are an overcrowded household – which is no surprise as buying or renting in the British capital is becoming increasingly expensive and people are feeling the squeeze literally.

Narrow House in HaringeyOk, fair enough, living in large metropolises does come at ‘spacious’ price in every sense of the word, but one London resident is actually residing in a seventy five inch wide house, in the Borough of Haringey. The owner, said they were sandwiched between the prosperity of metropolitan inflation, and the hellish prospect of having to commute large distances multiple times a day.

The particularly narrow house in Haringey, which mind you again measures at seventy five inches in width, was actually pitched for sal...

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The Tate Modern, England’s most renowned modern art gallery

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

When it comes to modern art galleries in England the Tate Modern is beyond any doubt the flagman. The museum is part of the Tate Group along with the museums of Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives and Tate Online. The Tate Modern was founded in the year 2000 and is currently the second most visited museum and landmark in the United Kingdom. The largest numbers show that the museum attracts more than 5 million visitors on a yearly basis.

The Tate Modern is located in the London district of Bankside. The district is situated on the southern bank of the famous Thames Rivers and is located at about two miles from the junction of Charing Cross. The district of Bankside is part of the London Borough of Southwark and is highly desirable residential and commercial area.

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Cost of Moving House in the UK Rising

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

In the last decade, the cost of moving house in the UK has risen by the staggering seventy percent. However, this is not attributed to a rise of man and van removal services, but by an increase of agency fees and stamp duty costs. Currently, the cost of moving house stands at about ten thousand pounds. The administrative costs of house moving in the UK have also outpaced the steady growth of house prices in general.

In the period two thousand one – two thousand four, the cost of moving house in the UK amounted to twenty two percent of UK residents’ gross annual income...

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Latin American Culture… in the heart of London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Carnaval del Pueblo is an annual event held each year in August or September. As it can be deduced from its name it is a celebration of Latin American and more specifically – Native American culture. It is the biggest such event that is held on the territory of Europe, and it is happening right at your doorstep – in the very heart of London.

The Carnaval del Pueblo features all that is expected from such an event. Exotic floats, musicians, dancers and models in traditional costumes from these parts of the world are all to be seen here and many more. The procession is truly spectacular...

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The Removal Industry Moderators

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The man and van removals industry is a close quarter battle so to speak, where there is full contact between service providers and customers. Although, good man and van removal companies know their stuff inside out and consider all aspects of any removal project, there is always the chance that something might go wrong.

In the event, that there is a dispute between customer and company which has arisen from a possible error on behalf of the movers, customers have the option to have the dispute settled by an ombudsman, specifically dealing with such matters. Removals ombudsman services are not regulatory bodies or industry watchdogs, but organisations which resolve complaints, they do not penalise or punish the companies they resolve complaints for...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Moving House

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Boxes and BaggageMoving places is a complex process which involves dealing many things at once, usually within a limited period of time. This might be confusing to some people, and it may cause certain mistakes to be made. In order to give your removal the best of chances for success, consider some of the common issues below and the way to overcome such hurdles along the way.

  • The man and van vehicle which turns up to your address is too small – always, absolutely always call in the movers for a job viewing prior to removal day. By doing this, you make sure everyone is on the same page and the movers are well aware of how much stuff there is to be moved therefore they will send out the right size van...
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How to prepare in advance for a relocation

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

A Couple MovingFor anyone involved moving a home has the potential to become a real pain. There is always the possibility of stress, hassle and strain, but it should not be like this. Once you look online for tips on how to improve your relocation experience, you are going to notice that everyone repeats one thing – planning is crucial. You should start as soon as possible, no matter what. Otherwise – you are in trouble. But the real trouble is that no one tells you how you should prepare. What to look for, and which goes after which. Well, here it is. Following the steps described bellow does not guarantee that you are not going to have any headaches during your moving day, but chances are they are going to reduce the chances of unpleasant experiences.

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The Operators’ License

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

There are no two property removals alike, and not all man and van companies are created equal – these are the facts. In the UK, if a property removal is bigger than five hundred cubic feet (which is approximately the contents of an average one bedroom flat), the man and van company dealing with the project will need to have what’s known as an Operator’s License.

Basically an operator’s license designates two main types of property removal services and respectively two types of removal vehicles fit for the job. Here is how the system works:

Moving ManIf a property removal exceeds five hundred cubic feet (the one bedroom flat example from above) the man and van company will need an operator’s license...

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The story of a great Chelsea resident: J.R.R Tolkien

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The area of Chelsea is one of London’s most renowned areas. Chelsea is currently one of England’s and Europe most affluent and expensive residential areas. The area lies in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is home to numerous prominent landmarks such as Chelsea Bridge, the Chelsea College of Art, the Statue of King Charles II and Oscar Wilde’s House.

The area of Chelsea has and is also the home to numerous notable people such as the aforementioned writer and poet Oscar Wilde. However Oscar Wilde isn’t the only famed author that has lived in the area. Another well-known writer and poet that have lived in Chelsea is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien more commonly known as J.R.R Tolkien.

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