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Escape to the country…

| September 9, 2021

…has Covid prompted us to wonder if the grass is greener…?

For decades the pace of house price growth in the UK’s cities far outweighed that of rural areas. That all changed in 2020, as the world changed pace in the face of a global pandemic.

As the orders came to stay at home, suddenly we were prizing space more than anything – outdoors and indoors. Those with sizable gardens and access to rural countryside to explore were looked at enviously by those stuck in apartments with perhaps not even a balcony.

But as people started to realise they could work from home, and ditching the commute might become a permanent reality, property seekers decided that moving to the country was a realistic prospect. Especially when many places had lower property prices than those in major cities, for more space. Research reveals that, post-pandemic, 44 per cent of Brits now find the prospect of living in urban areas less appealing than they did before.

So, has there been a permanent shift in the appeal of city living?

The Telegraph reported last month that the number of people moving out of London was slowing, so maybe the appeal of living in the countryside doesn’t seem so obvious now things are opening up again and the city’s amenities and entertainment are available again. Certainly, there have been stories in the press of people who swapped London life for a rural idyl and found it not so idyllic (for them) after all.

We’ve always felt very lucky to be based in Leeds. We have all the bonuses of a cosmopolitan city nestled against a backdrop of stunning Yorkshire countryside. We have two National Parks in easy reach – the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Historic York is nearby, it’s not too far to the coast to towns like Filey, Whitby and Scarborough – we’ve got it all!

So…if we’ve convinced you it’s the place to be, and you’re looking for help with a house removal in Leeds, we’re here to offer our assistance.

We can help with everything from packing to storage, if you need to keep your belongings somewhere whilst completion takes place. You can get a quick quote from our website, or our friendly team can help you with a more detailed one. We will come and visit your property (or we can do a video call) to find out about your home and how much you have to move.

We’ll do everything we can to make the move as easy and stress-free as possible for you. We have almost 100 years of experience as a removal company, so we’ve faced every possible situation! We pride ourselves on taking care of your items as if they were our own. We’re members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and have the British Standard for home removals, so you can feel reassured you’re in safe hands.

If you’re looking for the expert in house removals in Leeds, look no further. Why not get in touch? Whatever your preference, we can make your escape to the country / city living dream come true!

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