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Moving Home With Confidence

With the stamp duty driving considerable activity in the property market right now, it is no surprise that many people are looking forward to moving home soon.

At Lock & Key, we have worked closely with many homeowners in Melksham, and we know people are looking to move.

If you have a move in place, please consider the following tips which will help you plan your move in confidence.

These quick tips help you plan your next move

The specialists at Space Station, who offer self-storage solutions and who are highly experienced in the removal sector, have shared leading tips that will help you move:

  • Get help from the experts
  • Plan your move well in advance
  • Clean your items before the moving process
  • Stay alert and continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines
  • Use materials from around the home to lower costs and speed up the process
  • Ensure all removal boxes are secure before you move
  • Try to avoid using plastic bags and bin liners as best you can
  • If you can, use vacuum storage bags
  • If you are moving precious items, a wheeled suitcase is a great solution
  • Protect the corners of your important items

Vlatka Lake is a Marketing Manager at Space Station, and she said; “Preparation and planning are the most important things movers can do when packing up their belongings ready for a move and this has become even more prominent with the tightening restrictions around the country, which can be a great source of stress and anxiety.”

Vlatka also said; “By planning ahead, you can make sure that this process remains exciting, as well as maintaining the safety of yourself and everyone involved. These simple tips can help you transition from one house to another with minimal stress and costs, whilst also making sure you are adhering to the protocols in place due to the pandemic.”

If you are still deciding whether you should move soon or not, you will ned to move quickly if you wish to capitalise on the stamp duty holiday. If you are worried about the market, it is fair to say there is still a significant level of demand for homes right now.

There is significant demand for property right now

GetAgent, which monitors homebuyer demand across the UK on a quarterly basis based on market data from the major property portals, indicated there was an 8.5% rise in buyer demand in the third quarter of this year compared with the second-quarter.

Colby Short, founder of CEO of GetAgent, said: “The meteoric uplift in UK homebuyer demand in the third quarter of this year demonstrates a market that has well and truly bounced back from pandemic paralysis. More affordable areas were the strongest performing in terms of buyer demand in Q3, with plenty of room for further growth in some parts of the country.”

Colby continued: “It’s fair to say that the current stamp duty holiday in its various forms across England, Wales and Scotland has played a huge part in this revival and should continue to do so over the final quarter of 2020 at the very least. This is great news for home sellers who may have seen the value of their property plateau or even fall during the prolonged period of Brexit uncertainty that plagued the market over the last few years. With buyer demand now seeing a healthy increase, sold prices are likely to follow suit.”

If you are looking to make a move in the Melksham property market, and you would like to speak with local experts, please get in touch. If you would like to arrange a property valuation, contact us and we will set this up for you. You can phone Lock & Key on 01225 707 342 or why not come and visit us at 5 Church Street, Melksham.

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