Coronavirus

How to View a Property Safely During Covid-19

Since the time of writing this blog, anti-Covid restrictions have eased in the UK. However, the Government has handed over much of the responsibility to companies to decide how best to safely operate their business and to put preventative measures in place for their staff and customers. In Britannia’s opinion and that of our trade body the BAR, we believe that some caution remains necessary to protect our valued customers and employees. For that reason, our own safety protocols remain in ... Read more

10 Major changes to moving overseas in a post Pandemic world…and how to take the best approach to them

The coronavirus pandemic brought chaos and disruption to all our lives, but there were also some positives. Reduced pollution levels, a greater appreciation for keyworkers, and a rise in the ‘work from anywhere’ culture were all undeniable upsides. Thousands of people have completely re-evaluated their lives and, as a result, decided to make their dream life abroad a reality. It is the job of shipping experts - like the team at Britannia Movers International - to provide customers with quotes for their ... Read more

Are Brits Selling Up and Leaving Major UK Cities Post Lockdown?

As the UK emerges from a year of lockdowns and establishes a ‘new normal’, the social and economic repercussions are evident. The property industry was one of the sectors heavily impacted by the pandemic and it is only just beginning to recover. Many businesses, including Britannia Movers, have had to transform operations to follow covid regulations to keep staff and customers safe. Whilst businesses have adapted, it is now homeowners that are changing property market trends. It is no secret that time ... Read more

Has COVID-19 Impacted home moving timescales?

Normally a house purchase from offer to actual move, can expect to take around 8-12 weeks, depending on the length of the chain and if any problems are encountered along the way. If the chain is quite short this could even be achieved more quickly, however the impact of COVID-19 has seen an increase in this timescale and can take many more weeks, due mainly to the backlogs and lack of resources. The steps normally involved in selling and buying a property ... Read more

Has COVID changed where we want to move to?

COVID has changed the type of property people are buying or moving to. With the desire for more outside space and a home office space, more broken plan as opposed to open plan. But, is the same change in property aspiration also happening in regard to location? We all know that when buying a house it is location that is usually at the top of everyone’s priority list, hence the term ‘Location Location Location’. But is this location importance now more rural ... Read more
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