Preparing Your Home for Sale during the Lockdown in Surrey

Posted on April 20, 2020 by W.H. Cox
Preparing Your Home for Sale during the Lockdown in Surrey

In line with government advice and to promote health and safety, WH Cox & Son will be prioritising emergency removals jobs only during the COVID-19 lockdown. In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can postpone and rearrange your upcoming relocation in Surrey for a future date. Our team will do everything possible to reduce any inconvenience this might cause, as well as providing additional assistance when planning.

An Update on Operations During COVID-19 Lockdown –

When the government made their first announcements on their strategy for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, their advice was that a majority of companies should close until further notice. At that time, this included all removals and storage companies as our industry was not in consideration for keyworker status. However, after some frontline NHS and other keyworkers voiced their concerns about an upcoming relocation, it’s clear that our services are vital in various situations.

With that in mind, WH Cox & Son won’t be closing during the current lockdown unless further advice is given. We are doubly determined to do our part to reduce the spread of the virus. Our removals and storage services make us a necessary component for other essential businesses and employees. We also remain proactive in our stance that people need to think twice before booking a relocation to reduce the risk of contamination.

If you’re a frontline NHS or keyworker in other sectors, we’ll do our best to accommodate your move. It’s better to postpone all other non-essential removals and storage, which our team will assist you in rearranging any bookings for a later date. When it comes to reducing the number of new cases, we all need to play our part.

How to Book an Emergency Removals Service in Surrey –

The key aspect of any successful relocation is to work with a removals company who put a lot of effort into the assessment and planning stage. If you want to discuss a possible emergency relocation that falls within the lockdown period, we will undertake a thorough assessment of the following: how urgent your move is, what types of furniture and appliances are in the load, and whether it’s possible to move your relocation to a later date instead.

Once this is complete, we can give you a free, no-obligation quote and advise the most suitable removals package. It’s worth noting that we only recommend the most cost-effective service that’s as efficient as possible, and we’re very conscious of our carbon output. After we agree on everything, we’ll book you in and arrange for the most suitable time to send our removal’s team over to start.

And should you be successful with agreeing on an emergency removal or storage service, we’ll then arrange the exact day and time to arrive. At WH Cox, we always turn up on time and with plenty of preparation as standard. Our teams have all the best removal’s equipment so we can handle any relocation scenario.

Postponing Non-Emergency Removal Jobs –

During the initial discussions at the governmental level, all removals and storage situations were deemed non-essential. However, after several instances, it was clear that moving and storing services often require emergency action. In a scenario where putting off an upcoming relocation or storage booking could cause dire consequences, WH Cox & Son will assist you.

With the current lockdown being extended for a further three weeks, and wherever possible, people and businesses should postpone any moves or storage jobs. We’re here to help soften the blow and will see what options are available to us now. We understand this will disrupt your personal or business life, but it’s necessary for us all to do our part to combat this virus.

Although things are temporarily on hold for most new removals and storage jobs, planning forward is never a bad idea. We’re still available to discuss your removals and storage needs and can make assessments over the phone or by email. You can take this time to start preparing your items for storage or doing some additional research on your new location.

Ideas for Home Staging Your House in Surrey –

Home staging is a technique professional interior designers and property developers use which involves a lot of attention on the ‘look’ of your home. It’s all about getting the most out of the spaces, portraying them in the best light possible. Selling a house or apartment is not easy these days, and competition is fierce, with lots of estate agents looking for their next sale.

There are two ways to look at this. One – if you want a professional to do this, WH Cox works with people in various industries, and we can make a referral for you. The second option is to undertake the work yourself. If you’re considering this option, it’s crucial that you cost everything out in detail, including materials and equipment.

Part of home staging requires some maintenance and repair work before you start buying new carpets and paint. If there are dents or cracks on any walls, you’ll need to check that it’s not a structural issue. And the wall itself will likely need some filler, and for more significant holes, a plasterer.

A thorough clean of every room will make it easier to see any marks on the wall, dirty carpets, limescale, mould and anything else that require additional cleaning or repairs. And this all goes towards creating a positive impression when you start showing people around your home.

Booking Your Future Removals in Surrey –

The WH Cox & Son team are currently accepting future bookings, and we can be flexible should you need to move dates around. Our team will be available to assist with any planning or rescheduling tips you might need. And we’ll be here to discuss any developments with regards to changes in our operational capacity.

We appreciate that postponing or rescheduling your relocation will require some reorganising on your part. However, we do want to assure our customers that you’ll have our full support. We’ll assist you throughout the process to make sure your relocation goes smoothly.

It’s also worth looking at this from another angle and using the additional time to do more research. Another thing worth remembering when relocating to a new area – there is no such thing as too much preparation. And as we discussed earlier, you can also look into ways to spruce up your house or apartment to facilitate a quicker sale when the housing market reopens.

From the results from other countries who are starting to see positive results, lockdowns are effective. This means that life can start to return to some form of normality by summertime. Although it’s too early to make any predictions. For now, we will gladly book a provisional date for your relocation with a promise to contact you with updates.

Using Self Storage for Moving Delays –

It’s not uncommon for people to use self storage when moving to a new home. And many WH Cox customers rent a unit in preparation for their relocation. A good example of this is the advantages that storage offers by creating more space. You can pack up boxes and move them out of your home completely, which makes things much simpler.

For anyone who’s trying to navigate a relocation during the lockdown period or in the coming months, storage represents a safety net. Regardless of whether you qualify for an emergency relocation or you need to rearrange your moving date, you’ll always have somewhere secure for your belongings with storage.

WH Cox & Son has a suitable storage package for you. We’ll book everything and arrange to get your possessions into one of our storage units as efficiently as possible. We have a range of removals and storage services to choose from making it possible to accommodate everyone’s requirements.

The Importance of Customer Service and Flexibility –

WH Cox & Son is Surrey’s number one for removals and storage, and we relocate hundreds of people throughout the county every week. We operate throughout Surrey and the neighbouring areas, which includes relocations throughout the UK. Customer service is the key to our excellent reputation. We strive to provide the highest standard of service delivery on every removals and storage job we sign up for.

When it comes to a successful relocation, the best advice we give our customers is to start planning early. Conversely, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation where some people need to move straight away; others face the reality of a postponement. The one thing that never changes at WH Cox is the commitment to our customers.

We promise that we will do everything in our power to provide you with an efficient, cost-effective relocation. And we will work closely with every customer to find a workable solution for everyone.

WH Cox & Son – Surrey’s Go-To Emergency Removals Provider –

If you want to book with Surrey’s favourite removals company for your next relocation, contact us today. We will assess your removals