No matter whether you are moving to London for the first time, or it is going to be your first relocation from one address in the capital to another, there are many things to be concerned about. However, the experience need not be unpleasant. There are things that you can do in order to alleviate the pain of moving houses in the hectic environment that the biggest city in the UK has to offer to its residents. Here are several useful tips for you to apply.
Moving homes in London can take much more time than in other, smaller towns and cities. The sheer amount of days or even weeks that you will have to spend looking for accommodations, dealing with property agents, local councils etc. can eat up your free time pretty quickly. So, when you decide to relocate to London, or from one place here to another, set aside at least a couple of months – or more – in order to handle the job at a comfortable pace that will allow you to avoid stress and strain.
Lock down the right help
There are many professional movers that currently operate within the premises of London. When you are thinking about hiring one of them to consider whether or not:
- They are available for your area, and on the days of your planned removal
- They are licensed
- You can afford their services
- Have good online reviews
Especially for the first time moving, hiring the most dependable man and van in London possible is a must if you want to be left with pleasant memories from the experience.
Choose your place of residence wisely
There are several things that you need to think about when you are thinking about renting/buying property in London. It all comes down to the place where you are working, access to amenities and other such factors that are quite common sense. Public transportation in London is generally fast and dependable, but it is always good to have your new home near a tube station for optimal travel arrangements within the city. Have in mind that London is a diverse place, and there are districts better fitted to your lifestyle and personal preferences than others. Do your research carefully and thoroughly in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Make use of discounts
Movers in London often offer attractive deals for their services for mid-week moving dates (Monday to Thursday), as well as in traditionally low seasons. Search for discounts if you are willing to save pretty penny off your removal.
Read the contract carefully
Before signing a lease contract, read the fine print carefully. Tenants in the UK are usually well-protected by law, but there are details you might overlook. Even if the contract stipulates certain things that will not hold in court, it will be much better for you to save yourself the trouble of going through the procedures by refusing an unfavourable deal. It’s again common sense but you will be surprised how many people overlook such important details.