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Brick by brick – New homes on the increase

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

It’s been touted as the number one reason why so many young first-time home buyers have struggled to purchase a property – decade on decade of governments that have failed to build enough new homes. But could times finally be changing (and could first-time buyers finally have something to smile about?). Let’s find out… The […]

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Dampened Spirits – Dealing with the Scourge of Black Mould

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Picture the scene. You have moved into a new property and all seems rosy. You have unpacked your essential boxes and made the house cosy, popped the kettle on, and decide to take a well-earned shower. You’re enjoying the feeling of the hot water – and then you spot it. Black mould, infesting the corner […]

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Cash in the Attic? Valuable Items That Could be Uncovered in a House Move

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

When you are packing up your boxes for a house move, you’ll invariably have some choices to make. Some items will make the transition to a new home. Others will have outlived their usefulness and be tossed away or donated to charity. Hold your horses before making any rash decisions, though. You’ll invariably label particular […]

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Cant’ Pay, Won’t Pay? What Happens if You Fail to Pay Your Rent

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Shelter is at the very bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Put bluntly, we all need to maintain a roof over our heads. This can make it feel like your world is caving in if you’re unable to pay your rent. This can be a tough problem to resolve, especially as pride will likely get […]

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What Estate Agent Lingo Really Means

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Realtors do not always enjoy the finest reputation, especially among renters. Rightly or wrongly, members of this trade have a reputation for … let’s say using creative expressions of language when describing a property. If you’re looking for a new place to live, there is every chance you’ll need to work with an estate agent. […]

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Van Man Courier

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Van Man York Offers Courier Services Alongside Home and Furniture Removals   Updated 10/08/2020 – While house removals will always be Van Man York’s main business, we also act as a courier. You can invest in bulky items without concern by utilizing this service.   Van Man York is renowned throughout the county for our […]

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A Move for All Seasons

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Choosing to move to a new home is a big decision. Arguably even bigger however, is deciding exactly when to do so. Are particular times of year better than others? Moving house will rarely be a completely smooth experience, no matter how you tackle the project. You can plan a house move with the precision […]

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Removals Industry in Yorkshire

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Like every business sector, the removals industry took a hit following the outbreak of COVID-19. This was largely due to the symbiotic relationship that home removal companies share with the property market. While estate agents were placed into enforced shutdown, and the general public was urged to remain within their existing four walls, moving to […]

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It’s May – Which happens to be #NationalMovingMonth

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Future movers and home shifters in the middle of applying for a mortgage, it’s May – the month that home sales pick up and tenants start thinking about packing up. But while May is the official national moving month, it’s actually August that usually comes in as the busiest for moving house (over 2016/2017, there […]

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Au revoir! – The Mover’s Guide to France

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Thinking of joining the other 148,800 British expats who now call France their Accueil? (That’s “home”, to you, I and those of us who haven’t quite learnt French, yet). With sun, sumptuous food and a better quality of life, it’s no wonder why so many of us Brits flock to France year on year. Here […]

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