Should You Rent or Buy a House?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

For many people, homeownership is a dream. However, you should consider a few things before you make a long-term housing choice and decide what is more financially savvy – renting or buying. But this is only unless you have a well-funded bank account, of course. If not, you have to think carefully and analyse your current financial situation, as well as your future income and saving plans. Here are things to consider before you decide whether you are ready to buy a home or rent one.

Are you in debt?

Before you consider transiting from renting to owning, you need to be realistic about your debts. If you already have a credit card or loan debts and you give a great part of your monthly income to cover those costs, will you be able to add a mortgage payment on top of that? Or paying a rent th...

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Five Reasons to Love London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The English capital is one of the largest cities in the world and its population is growing significantly every year. What’s the reason behind the ever-lasting appeal of London to people of all ages and from all over the world? There are many of them but five really stand out.

Old aristocratic spirit mixed with a modern, metropolitan atmosphere

The city is two thousand years old and for half of its history, it has been capital to one of the most influential nations and cultures on the planet for half of that time. There are streets, buildings and monuments all over modern-day London that speak of that rich heritage and create an unmatched atmosphere that simply demands attention. On the other hand, modern London is a multi-cultural, vibrant city...

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3 Things to Take Care of Before Moving House

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Planning on moving your home? Already signed the lease for your new place and locked down the proper relocations contractor that will help you pack and transport your boxes to your new dream home? There are still a few things that you have to take care of if you want your moving day to go just as smoothly as you wish it to and you will not have to worry about a single thing.

Secure the return of your rental deposit

Most people nowadays live in rented premises than ever before in the history of the UK. So, chances are that you do too. Living in a rented flat or house comes with a few additional expenses such as the security deposit that you have given your landlord before you moved in the property. If you want to get that money back, you will need to make sure that when vacating the house...

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Unpacking Electronics – Easier Said Than Done

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

If you are in the process of moving home, you probably can’t wait to finally have all of your items and furniture delivered to your new house. Unfortunately, there is one more important task you should complete before you can sit back, relax and wrap up your relocation – unpacking. That process usually requires a few hours or even days, especially if you have to unpack electronics. If you own a lot of gadgets and electronic equipment, you will need to prepare for a marathon of cable untangling. At one point you may realise that you have no idea how to connect all the wires and walk around in your new home with a perplexed look on your face.

But there is another scenario in which you will unpack your electronics in a matter of minutes...

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Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft When Moving Home

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The process of planning and organizing a house move can fully absorb your attention. That is namely why there are so many people who fall victims of some sort of a crime during their relocation. Families who are busy relocating to a new home are an easy target for burglars and fraudulent movers. Having your identity stolen is also a common risk when moving house. Usually, the perpetrators of this type of crimes are experienced criminals and hackers who use the personal information of their victims to:

  • Drain their bank account;
  • Use their identity to make fraudulent IDs and driving licenses;
  • Get a loan or a mortgage in their name;
  • Blackmail them for a random;

These are just a few examples of what can happen to your private details if they fall into the wrong hands...

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Three Things You Will Forget When Preparing for a Move

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving houses is definitely among the more stressful experiences that a person goes through in life. The thing is that in order for a relocation project to be just as successful as you hope it to, there are quite a few things that you need to plan and take into consideration. From a strategic viewpoint, it is always preferable to have a few people, some of them specialists in the field of professional removals, by your side working on the details of your project. If you are on your own, then you need to give yourself enough time to actually get everything done on schedule and without forgetting something...

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Checking into London – Time to Wrap Up & Go

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Living in the British melting pot known is London is definitely a highly enjoyable undertaking. Whatever it is you need, when it comes to your home or office, a professional man and van service in London would always come handy. You may want your belongings quickly wrapped up and transported to a designated location or having been craving for extra storage. Do you want to relocate your house? It is quite easy to arrange, so do not hesitate a moment. Pick up and start dialling. London’s top-notch moving crews will have your back. Affordable and budget-friendly, men & vans cover a vast array of services.

The house relocation conundrum – change is always new

Having breathed the air of the huffing megapolis, you may be ready to make a major change, such as changing the borough or simply bu...

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The Landscaping Beauty of London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

New homeowners in London always find it interesting to mosey through some of the quiet suburbs of the megapolis. Future homeowners are even keener to make sure that they have seen all the city has to offer. London does have its charm and newcomers will be pleased with the possibilities. Professional services abound and you will be satisfied with knowing that you could cater to your every need. If you are just arriving in the hopes of building a new home, London may cater to your specific needs without a worry. However, there are matters that need addressing all the same.

Landscaping – What an Important Part of Any House Building Project

When you set out to carry your responsibilities as a new homeowner in full, you will certainly consider landscaping...

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Young People Setting Man and Van Businesses

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

A mover loading the van

The gig economy has been a boon to the British economy. Nearly 75% of the working-age population is currently in employment, which is the highest per cent to this day. People are content to indulge in the flexibility the new working order has to offer. Naturally, it also makes the lives of everyday London dwellers better. Odd jobs, cleaning services, groceries and virtually anything that you may need done around the house or simply don’t have the time to do yourself outside, may now be outsourced to someone else. Dozens of apps make that possible, connecting customer to services and vice versa.

The Odds Jobs First

Many small tasks today are outsourced to companies who decide to specialise in a niche...

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End of Tenancy Cleaning – Things to Know

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Bathroom cleaning

When moving out of rented premises, there are a lot of things you need to have in mind. One of the best tips one can give you, however, is to read the fine print on your lease-contract and get yourself acquainted with the requirements for the end of lease sanitation you will need to get done on the property you are vacating. One thing is certain however, and that is the only way to make sure that you are getting a refund on your rental deposit is going to be carrying out a proper end of tenancy cleaning.

Know your rights

One thing that you have to know and remember is that even though it is always better to ask your licensed movers to help you with end of tenancy cleaning of London properties you are renting, as a tenant you have the legal right to carry out the job on your own unless it i...

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