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  1. 5 reasons you should never handle a removal yourself

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    We have recently relocated and, wanting to reduce costs, we decided to handle the removal ourselves. Quite a task considering we were moving more than three hours away, had a four bed house and three sheds worth of stuff to move, plus two primary school age children.

    Would we do it ourselves again? I doubt it. Whilst we managed to cut the cost considerably in comparison to hiring removals, including having storage for three months and it still coming in under the removals quote, there are several reasons why I would actually recommend hiring a professional removals company instead.

    Read on to learn why hiring a removal company is worth the money.

    5 reasons you should never handle a removal yourself

    "Please all fit... it's going to all fit... it HAS to all fit...!"

  2. How to save money when moving house

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    Moving house can be an expensive business. If you’re selling a property and buying a new one, there are estate agent fees, solicitor’s fees, removal van hire to pay and possibly other costs such as stamp duty land tax, pet and childcare fees… the list may seem endless. 

    So, how can you save money when moving house? Is there any way you can cut costs and still get the services you need when you need them? The answer is yes, it is possible to sell up and move house on a budget. Check out our top money-saving tips to keep your spending on track.

    How to save money when moving house


  3. 5 mistakes to avoid as a landlord

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    Investing in a property and renting it out can be a great way to make extra income.  It can be a brilliant investment for your future, or even a way to maintain a sustainable income for yourself now, or indeed both.  As a first time landlord, there is a lot to learn and think about such as the law around lettings and financial considerations.  But what about the mistakes you should avoid as a landlord?  Read on to learn some of the things you shouldn't skip when letting out a property.

    5 mistakes to avoid as a landlord

  4. Financial things to consider when selling a house

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    For many people, moving house is something that you don’t do very often, and it can be daunting for many reasons. It’s a big change in life, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong if you’re not careful and this can be costly.  There are many financial things to consider when selling a house.  Check out these tips to maximise your finances when selling a property.

    The financial side of moving house