How to help your children deal with a house move

Moving house can be a stressful time for anyone – but for youngsters it can be particularly so. They may not have the hassle of paperwork and logistics but they can often feel very out of control in the situation. They might be leaving behind the only home they ever had, or they may be worried about leaving friends, what will happen to their belongings and whether they’ll like their new bedroom.

In our 100+ years of handling house removals in Leeds we’ve learnt a lot about how to manage a move as a family, to make it as easy as possible for the youngsters in the home. After all – making it less stressful for the children, means less stress and worry for parents too.

  • Set the example – If you’re positive about the move, whilst also acknowledging it’s perfectly normal to have concerns or worries, your children are more likely to follow suit. Don’t be over-the-top positive with teens, who may feel like you’re not being genuine – but equally don’t show them if you’re a bundle of nerves and anxiety!
  • Have open lines of communication – let your children know they can talk to you about any worries they have. Try to think of ways to address those concerns – perhaps keeping in touch with friends via technology, or agreeing that decorating their new bedroom can be one of the first jobs on the to-do list.
  • Keep them in the loop – depending on the ages of your children, they don’t need to know every little thing, but make sure they’re aware of what’s happening so it doesn’t feel like the great unknown. Time frames can be tricky for littler ones, so try to give it some context – “we’ll be in the new house to celebrate your birthday” for example.
  • Don’t underestimate how long it will take to pack – you can take advantage of packing services, such as the one we offer, but if you’re packing yourself give yourself plenty of time. It might be easier to do it when smaller children aren’t around or you may find your boxes become a fort, and the toys you were trying to pack away are suddenly out and being played with.
  • Encourage tweens and teens to pack their own belongings – they can have a clear out at the same time and it’s reassuring for them that their belongings are being taken care of. Reassure them that things which are used regularly can stay unpacked until nearer the time.
  • Make sure boxes are clearly labelled – that way their belongings can be found quickly at the other end when they want to get their new room sorted.
  • Manage move day to suit your family – you may think your children would be better out of the way, either in childcare or with trusted family or friends. Alternatively, you may feel your children would prefer to be part of the move and getting a chance to say a last goodbye to the house. If you’re worried they’ll find it upsetting or get under your feet it’s perhaps best they aren’t there for move day itself, as it can be a very hectic environment.
  • Have a box of essentials on hand – depending on the age of your children this might include nappies and bottles or phone chargers and snacks! Have a box of essentials you carry around in your own vehicle – including things like toilet rolls, kettle, torch, screwdrivers, medicines, entertainment and handwash.
  • You all deserve a treat – plan something nice to mark your first evening in your new home – a takeaway or some favourite sweets or treats.
  • Make bedtime easy – you don’t know how late it will be when you get into your new home. Make sure bedding and bedclothes are easily accessible so you can all leave the boxes until tomorrow and get a good night’s sleep if needs be.
  • Be patient – it will be a hectic few days and you all might be feeling a bit out of sorts. Be patient with each other and you’ll soon be enjoying your lovely new home together!

If you’re looking for a house removal company in Leeds, why not get in touch?

Escape to the country…

…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!

5 top tips from the packing pros

When you’re packing up to move house, things can get a little stressful (which is one of the reasons we offer a packing service, if you’d rather get the experts in to handle it!)

Having a good clear out is essential when you’re moving home, so it makes sense to do that ahead of packing things up. That all takes time as you’re deciding whether things need to be binned, shredded, sent to charity shops, given away or sold. It’s so easy to accumulate too much stuff!

But when it comes to packing up like a pro, we’ve lots of great advice. We’ve been handling house removals in Leeds for almost 100 years and packing expertise has been handed down through the team for generations. So, here are our top 5 tips for packing up a property from those in the know:

  1. Buy the best materials you can. This is not an area to skimp on – weak boxes will break and your belongings will be at risk. Particularly if you’re moving in bad weather and things are getting rained on! Buy good quality, thick and strong cardboard boxes in a range of sizes. Get decent bubble wrap or tissue paper to wrap individual items. And don’t forget some strong tape to seal the boxes, top and bottom. Never just fold in the edges of the box underneath – make sure they’re securely taped.
  2. Fill your boxes – but pack clever. Boxes with too much space in them will see items rolling around and the weight won’t be evenly distributed. Put heavy items in the bottom and lighter items on top. Pack towels and other linens or soft toys around items to fill extra space. Don’t overfill your boxes in terms of weight. Anything beyond around 22kg is going to get difficult to lift.
  3. Stack books and plates on their ends. For hardback books in particular, make sure their spines are lined up at the edge of the box. For plates, stack them on their side like they’re a vinyl record. That will make them stronger than piling them flat one on top of the other. It’s the same for glasses, pack them standing (and individually wrapped).
  4. Ask what specialist boxes your removal firm can provide. They should have special boxes for things such as clothes on hangers, pictures, golf clubs, bottles and so on, to help keep them protected. Clothes in drawers can often be transported in situ. If you have any particularly unusual or valuable items, speak to your removers about how best to transport them. Certainly at Holdsworths we’ve seen it all, and we’ve worked out the best way to get them safely from A to B!
  5. You can’t label enough. We really mean this. Make sure you know exactly what it is in each box and mark on where it needs to go in the new house. This will make it much easier for the removal team, who can then ensure it’s left in the right place for you. But it will also make it much easier for you when you’re looking for breakfast bowls on your first morning in your new home! We also recommend you keep a box of essential items with you in your own vehicle. That might include medicines, pet and baby food, tea and coffee, chargers, a torch, toilet roll, handwash, a screwdriver, nightwear and so on. Anything you might need to urgently get your hands on before things have been unpacked.

If you’re planning a house removal in Leeds or Yorkshire, give us a call to find out more about how we can help. We’ll definitely have additional top tips to help make your move as hassle-free as possible!

Road to Rise, Court to Close – do you know your most expensive street names?

Do you live on a Road? A Street? A Lane? A Grove? Chances are you probably haven’t given your street name more thought than whether you like the sound of it and how easy it is to spell.

But did you know your address could be adding value to your home – or taking it away? Beyond the location, which obviously has a dramatic impact on property value, the name of where you live can also have repercussions in terms of perceptions.

According to research from estate agent comparison site GetAgent.co.uk, 30 per cent of all properties sold are on a Road. Close and Street take roughly another 10 per cent each. Avenue and Drive follow not far behind that.

But if you want to make the most money on your property, it transpires you need to live on a Hill. Not literally – although to be fair we assume most Hills are so named because of the geography of the area. Hills only accounted for one per cent of all property purchases over the last year, but sold, on average, for £335,000.

Following behind Hill in adding extra pounds to your property value were Lane and Gardens, with values just below £300,000. Park and Rise were next on the list of prestigious addresses.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Terrace commanded the lowest average price (£145,000), followed by Street and Court.

Just to make things more confusing, the UK’s most expensive address is actually Avenue Road in North West London. Taking two names for the price of one! You need a cool £30m to move there.

Of course, a street name alone isn’t going to make you millions, and it is out of your control. But what about house names, which are of your choosing?

According to Carpetright, which analysed Royal Mail data, house names with the word Orchard included are the most popular in Yorkshire – and in fact the country as a whole, with 18,211 homes including the name. Rose, Victoria and Holly followed as the most prevalent. Looking at the list, some of the more interesting names included Harry Potter inspired homes, five of which which are named after his owl Hedwig, three houses named after Lord of the Ring’s Gandalf and 323 after Beauty and the Beast’s Lumiere (maybe).

If you’re planning a move (from a Road to a Rise perhaps) we have almost 100 years of moving experience to get your belongings safely to your new home. From removals in Leeds to removals across Yorkshire, the UK or even beyond, we can help provide you with all the assistance you might need. From packing up your home to providing storage facilities if dates don’t quite tie in, we’re here on hand. For more information get in touch with one of our friendly team.

10 top tips on how to choose the right removal firm

The whole process of selling and buying a house can keep you very busy. From the big clear out, getting your house ready for viewings and finding a new house you like enough to call home, to securing mortgage offers and the mountains of paperwork – it can get a bit overwhelming at times.

Although it may seem like the ‘end point’ of the moving process, choosing a removal firm is something which you’re best not leaving until the last minute. Particularly at the moment when the market is so buoyant – dates are booking up fast. So, in those quieter moments, when everything is in the hands of the solicitors and surveyors, it’s worth starting to put some calls in to local removal companies to find the one you’ll want to go with when the time is right.

But how should you go about choosing the removal firm you want to use? We’ve pulled together some helpful top tips to assist you in your choosing (although we know a really amazing removal company in Leeds we’d like to recommend…)

  1. Firstly, and most importantly, make sure your chosen removal company is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR). That gives you reassurance that they follow a code of conduct and about the level of service you will receive. They should also have British Standard BSEN:12522 for home moving and storage – look for the badge!
  2. Be clear what you want – a man with a van might be cheaper, but realistically how long will it take to move with those resources? If you’ll be charged by the day/hour, what happens if it takes longer than quoted?
  3. Beware cowboys – every industry has them, and removals are no exception. Be cautious of companies which just have a mobile phone number and no business premises or insist on cash in hand payment. What happens if you need to get hold of them and no one answers the phone? Trust your gut feel. These people will be driving off with a van full of everything you own, so you need to feel 100% confident in them.
  4. Make sure you ask any questions you have. You should be able to ask and not feel like you’re being an inconvenience or that you’re being fobbed off. No question is too ‘daft’ – you won’t be the first person to ask it!
  5. If a price looks too good to be true, it probably is. There’s a lot of work goes into safely moving the contents of an entire house, so if someone is quoting substantially less than other companies, what corners are they cutting?
  6. Check reviews and ask your friends – don’t trust a couple of Facebook reviews which could easily be staged. Look at official reviews through independent services like Feefo. Also ask around your family, friends and local network for recommendations. You’re far more likely to get a genuine feel for the service offered.
  7. Have they got insurance? Make sure you’re clear on what insurance they have in place to cover your belongings whilst they’re in transit and in case of any damage at either end. Accidents, although rare, do happen.
  8. Be sure you get a signed contract in place – you don’t want to rely on just a handshake (in Covid-free times) and a text. If you’re relying on these people helping you on move day, make sure it’s all set in stone.
  9. What is included in the service? Or what can be included if you want it? Can they help with packing? Can they provide boxes and carriers? How do they handle things like transporting the contents of a wardrobe? Can they help with storage if you end up needing it as part of the move? (remember sometimes dates don’t end up tying in). Can they/will they take furniture apart if needed?
  10. If you have any specialist/unusual/heavy items, speak to the removal company about how they’ll manage moving them safely. There should be a plan in advance of move day for anything beyond the usual boxes and furniture.

If you’re looking for a quote for a removal company in Leeds, why not get in touch?

Should I stay or should I go? Things to consider when deciding whether to move house or extend

There has been much talk over the last year about how important our homes have become in our lives. Of course, homes have always been important – but suddenly spending ALL our time there, whether for work or leisure purposes in a lot of cases – meant those little niggles and things we’d been putting up with seemed so much worse.

We realised that actually we really needed space for a desk and to work comfortably, away from the kitchen table or sofa. We needed somewhere to exercise. Gardens became more important than ever before. And although Kirsty and Phil have always known it, Location, Location, Location was vital. We needed lots of pleasant walks we could take from our doorstep – and some great little local food shops we could pop into to stock up on staples. All that’s not too much to ask surely?!

The property market ground to a halt for a little while due to lockdown, but by last summer it was up and running again and busier than ever. Properties are flying out of estate agents’ windows as soon as they hit them. The Stamp Duty Savings definitely helped give the market a boost – but actually things don’t yet seem to be slowing down, despite the deadline for the end of the scheme looming. Certainly as a removal firm in Leeds and York, the diary continues to look very busy moving customers for weeks to come.

So, if you’re pondering how to best achieve the home you want (or need), what questions should you be asking yourself?

  • Will an extension get you what you need? If you want a bigger garden or a different location, moving is really your only option. If, actually, it’s an extra bedroom or a knocked through kitchen/diner you’re after, speak to an architect to find out if it would be possible in your current property.
  • Weighing up the costs. If you were to move home, what would your budget be? Remember to work in costs such as stamp duty, solicitors’ fees and removals firms. Can you get the house you want within the budget? Time to check out Rightmove and to get some valuations on your current property! But don’t expect an extension to be a ‘cheap’ option – typically they cost around £1,500-£2,000 per square metre. Consider all the related costs, such as planning fees and inspections, and then factor in some additional budget for unforeseen expenses (which there always are!) Remember you may need to put some of your belongings into self storage. Will you have to move out for any of the work to be done, and what costs may that add?
  • Don’t get hung up on making your money back. Of course, it would be galling to extend your house and find it cost more than it added to the value of your home. But apparently 73% of house extensions do make their money back. However, if you’re making these changes so you can continue living in the property longer term, at this point the value of the house doesn’t really matter. It’s estimated that an extra bedroom can add more than 10% to the value of your property, and an extra bathroom or extended kitchen/diner 5-6%.
  • Will an extension be allowed? Look at what other properties in the area have done to gauge whether you think you’d be likely to get any necessary planning permissions. But bear in mind there’s no guarantee until planning is granted!

If you decide moving is the right option for you, get in touch with us to find out more about our removals’ services in Leeds and Yorkshire. Wherever you might be moving to, our friendly team can help get your belongings safely packed up and transported from your old home to new. If you’d like to get a quote for a removal, fill in a few details here or give us a call on 0113 269 0000.

As Yorkshire property prices boom, is now the time to make your move?

When the Chancellor announced the introduction of stamp duty savings last year, the ticking clock started for the countdown to it ending on 31st March, creating a lot of pressure in the system. Many people thought if they hadn’t put their property on the market by the end of last year, they were probably too late to sell in 2021.

So, some may have been surprised to see the latest stats, which seem to show the market is likely to remain buoyant for the foreseeable – particularly with the news of the extension to the stamp duty holiday and the launch of the mortgage guarantee scheme.

Yorkshire in particular is due to experience a strong market, with Savills predicting a 28 per cent increase in average house prices in the region by 2025. That’s 7 per cent higher than the national average and 15 per cent higher than London. The rises are predicted to be steady year-on-year – with even 2021, despite starting with a lockdown, seeing a 4.5 per cent increase. It seems our desire to move home outweighs the uncertainly brought about by the pandemic. With more and more people seeking nearby countryside, outdoor space and the ability to work from home, things look positive for house moves in Leeds and its neighbouring locations.

Estate agent Linley and Simpson is also predicting a post-Covid city living revival for Leeds too, particularly as shops, bars and restaurants begin to reopen. With a shortage of properties on the market leading to higher asking prices – is now the time to make your move?

If you’re looking for moving companies in Leeds, we have almost 100 years of removals’ expertise. We can help you with everything from packing to…well…unpacking! And everything in between – which is just as important.

It’s vital when looking for a Leeds’ removals company to ensure that you find one you can trust. Always look for membership of the British Association of Removers (BAR) as reassurance of the quality you should expect – you can check this on the BAR website. You’re trusting this company to move everything you own, safely and securely, so it’s something you don’t want to cut corners on.

With things being so busy in the Leeds removals market, it’s worth getting in touch with your preferred company as soon as possible to try and secure the date you need. Even if you don’t have a date yet in mind, you can get a quote (which can be done remotely for Covid safety reasons) and get your details on our system, ready to push the button once the completion date is agreed.

If, for whatever reason, dates don’t end up aligning – perhaps you have to move out to maintain the chain below you, but your new build isn’t yet ready – don’t worry. We can offer safe and secure storage for all your belongings. We can load up the removals van as we would with any move, carefully placing the items in large crates, which are then safely unloaded at our storage location. We’ll keep them there, unopened, until you’re ready – and then we’ll deliver them back to you. It’s also something to consider if you’re moving into a property which needs some work doing before you’re ready to take up residence!

So, if you’re looking to make the most of the Yorkshire property price boom, and you need a Leeds’ removal company, get in touch! Don’t worry about asking too many questions – we appreciate we know this inside out, but most people don’t move every day so it might seem a bit daunting. We’re always happy to help!

Let Holdsworths make 2020 the year of your move

2019 was an uncertain time for the property market. Brexit and a general election meant people put off moving home until things were a bit clearer. Of course, people do still move – for jobs, good schools, to be nearer family, downsizing or to get some extra space, but the figures show there were less houses on the market and less activity than previously.

But it seems that things are definitely on the up. December 2019 showed the number of mortgages being approved jumped to its highest level in over two years. According to the Bank of England 67,241 loans got the go ahead – the highest figure since July 2017. Good news indeed.

Other research from Zoopla took a look at how first time buyers are faring and which are the most popular locations for those buying their first property – and how much buying a home there will set you back. All the areas across the country have some things in common – being within reach of a big city (or cities) but in a more affordable location. In Yorkshire Bradford is the most popular area with those buying their first home – covering areas such as Bingley, Shipley, Thornton, Keighley, Silsden, Howarth and Ilkley. The average price those taking a first step on the property ladder will pay in the area is £110,000 with a deposit of 15 per cent. That will get you a three bed semi in many cases.

So, with things looking on the up for those wanting to move, how can we help at Holdsworths?

With almost 100 years expertise in home removals, we can help make your move a reality – getting your things safely from your old home to your new home. We can even help with packing if required – our expert team are pros at getting you packed up with the minimum hassle and ensuring everything makes it in one piece, exactly as it was packed. It doesn’t matter where you’re moving to – whether it’s your first home in Bradford, or your fifth home in the highlands of Scotland. We can even help with overseas moves, if your plans are taking you to a different country.

Just contact us to get a quote as soon as you know you’ll be moving – that way we’ll be ready to go once you know the estimated completion date. We recommend at least six weeks ahead of time if you’re able to – but don’t worry if an impending move is creeping ever closer, we’ll always try help out if we can!

We can also help with storage requirements – including container storage if for some reason you need to move out of your old property before you have the keys to the new one. We’ll load everything into containers within our removal van and secure them with you, keeping them locked and safe at our storage centre before delivering them to your new home when needed.

Whatever moves 2020 has in store for you – we’re happy to help any way we can!

Decluttering top tips to get you on the move

Whether it’s Marie Kondo or Mrs Hinch, there’s many an expert you can follow on social media to help you get to grips with sorting, organising or cleaning your home. With the peaceful and pristine properties they create, it’s easy to feel yourself almost getting enthusiastic for a good Spring Clean!

For anyone considering a house move a good declutter, freshen up and deep clean is essential. You want the photos to sell the property at its absolute best, as spacious, light and airy. If you’re moving because it’s starting to feel too cramped, you certainly don’t want potential buyers thinking that!

‘Quality over quantity’, ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ and ‘a tidy desk equals a tidy mind’ – all sayings we’ve probably heard hundreds of times – but that’s because they’re true!

So, here are some top tips from us here at Holdsworths to help you get sorted before putting your home on the market:

  • Be honest – It’s easy to become blind to clutter in your own home. Force yourself to really look around – or even ask family or friends to be honest with you about any areas of your home they think look cluttered!
  • Don’t get overwhelmed – Start with a room at a time or even a shelf or a cupboard every time you have five minutes. Break it into manageable chunks so you don’t get overwhelmed.
  • Create three piles – Much of the stuff you have in your home you probably use rarely, if ever. Sort things you don’t need frequently into three piles:
    • Chuck – bin things which have no further purpose for you or anyone else
    • Donate – consider whether you could donate the items to a friend, to charity or to something like a school or nursery
    • Store – consider self storage for items if you will need them again in the future. That way you can access them whenever you need to, but they’re out of the way day-to-day. It’s also preferable to piling stuff in a garage or spare room – you don’t want to give an impression of a lack of space or storage to would-be homebuyers coming for a look round.
  • Don’t drown in paperwork – Paperwork can quickly pile up, even in this electronic age. Make sure you sort through any papers and recycle things where appropriate – but if it’s got any personal details on it, it will need properly destroying. Use a home shredder, or if you’re looking at paper mountains why not get in touch about our shredding service?
  • Don’t get sentimental over clothes – When sorting clothes be realistic. Are you likely to wear the item again? Do you even like it? (as Marie Kondo says does it spark joy?). If not, pass it on.
  • Declutter surfaces as much as possible – It will really help for cleaning purposes, as it will be much quicker to wipe round ahead of a viewing.
  • Sort out the kitchen cupboard and surfaces – We’re all probably guilty of having a lot of gadgets in our kitchens which we never use, making the room look cluttered. Smoothie makers, popcorn makers, bread machines – sound familiar? If you don’t use it daily it needs to be in a cupboard rather than on display on your work surfaces, and if you don’t currently use it all consider donating or storing it!

It may seem like a daunting task at first but getting organised is always worth it. Imagine life not having to fight through a wardrobe to find outfits and being able to make a sandwich without having to clear a space on the work surface! And if you are planning a move, it might just have you selling up and calling us about removals services in no time!

Dream screen homes – what it would cost to buy our film and TV favourites

A snippet in our fantastic local paper, The Yorkshire Post, caught our eye a few weeks ago.

It being around Christmas, no doubt lots of us had spent many happy hours watching our favourite films, catching up with repeats of old classics and enjoying the Christmas specials, cuppa (or something stronger) in hand and tin of Quality Street on the go.

Many of the homes in our favourite shows and films become so familiar to us, we can almost feel like we’ve been there. Take the famous New York apartment belonging to Monica in Friends – so loved it’s done its own tour here in the UK!

Estate agent comparison website GetAgent.co.uk had the clever idea of doing some investigations to work out the value of some of the best known properties which will have appeared on our screens over the festive season.

One of our favourite Christmas films is Home Alone – did you know the suburban detached house in Chicago would cost around £1.2 million now? Not that different from Buddy’s dad’s apartment in New York from Elf at £1.05 million. Susan Walker’s detached family home at Forest Lake in Illinois from the Miracle on 34th Street would cost around £2.75 million if listed today. If you’ve watched The Holiday this Christmas, the small but very pretty Surrey cottage owned by Iris would be worth around £528,000.

Another well known property in Surrey is No 4 Privet Drive – known by every true Harry Potter fan as the Dursley family residence. The estate agent particulars would have to mention that roomy under the stairs cupboard when they market it for around £348,000.

If budget is no object, of course why not aim big. Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle estate, home to the Crawley family, should do nicely and would be worth approximately £137 million if it was to hit the market today. If you fancy a pad in the capital city instead (or as well) perhaps try Bridget Jones’ flat in Borough Market, which would cost an estimated £1.44 million. Natalie’s terraced house in the ‘dodgy end’ of Wandsworth in Love Actually would cost around £1.02 million.

If you’ve been treating yourself to some sitcom classics this Christmas, if you fancy the look of the Vicar of Dibley’s country cottage you’d be looking at around £580,000. Gavin and Stacey’s terraced house in Barry, South Wales, would set you back a much more affordable £174,000. Del Boy and Rodney’s home in Nelson Mandela House, on the other hand, would now be worth just short of £400,000! Maybe this time next year they really will be millionaires after all…

Wherever your next move is taking you, we can help get your belongings there safely, efficiently and with a friendly and stress-free removals service. So, if 2020 sees you planning a move, get in touch – we’re always happy to chat through how the process works and can get you booked in for an estimate. Happy house hunting!

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