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

2021 Housing Trends: What Are People Looking for in a New Home?

Covid has undoubtedly changed what people find important when searching for a new home. In fact, the pandemic has encouraged many to sell up who did not plan to do so before the country ground to a halt in 2020. So much has changed for people over the past year. Working from home has become the ‘new normal’, more people than ever are pet owners, many are tired of living in cities. Below, we highlight the key 2021 property trends that have ... Read more

5 Essential Steps to Take When Planning to Move and Downsize

Have your family circumstances changed? Children flown the nest? Simply want to sell up and move to a more affordable property? Downsizing can be a difficult decision, particularly for those who have lived in their homes for years and years. Our properties are full of memories, and they can be hard to move on from. However, downsizing can be a fresh start and benefits can include: Moving nearer to family and friends Moving into a more affordable property Moving to a ... 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