The uncertainty around Brexit combined with fewer foreign buyers and a higher stamp duty is affecting the UK housing market. For the first time since 2009, the country is experiencing negative growth and not even self storage facilities are exempt.
Late last year, economists predicted that a range of factors could impact house price growth in 2018. These include continued economic and political uncertainty over Brexit, the possibility of further interest rate hikes, falling real wages, weak consumer confidence and mortgage affordability. The Land Registry reported that the average house price growth in the UK, until April, was just 3.86 per cent. At the same time, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors found that the level of homes on the market has remained constant at a record low for more than a year. Continue reading →
It’s nearly that time of year again when university students start winding down. June signals the mass exodus of students from campus and accommodation looking for safe student storage options. For those forced to leave due to landlord agreements, where will you store your belongings for the summer?
Your clothes, laptop and other valuables will go home with you but what about everything else? Do you really want to bring home car loads of pots, pans, dishes, your DVD player and television? The biggest downside is that you’ll have to load it all up and take it back again in 12 weeks. Right about now you should really think about renting a student storage locker close to university. Continue reading →
I think most parents will agree that student storage is certainly a topic for endless discussions. Well, it’s almost that time of year again when many terms end around May or June and the kids will arrive home with everything but the kitchen sink – or maybe they’ll bring that along too.
The thing is, do they really need to bring everything back? Maybe they don’t feel comfortable leaving their valuables unattended for 3 months. As a parent, what do you do? You could buy a bigger house or simply Continue reading →
After a tough term at university or college, it’s time to unwind, relax and return home to mother’s cooking. How comfortable are you with leaving your books, PC and or laptop in your student accommodation whilst you spend Christmas or your spring or summer holiday back at home? It’s unlikely that your college or university will provide storage for students.
During these periods of absence, a self storage unit is the ideal way to store your belongings. Units come in various sizes so you can always get one to suit your needs. Continue reading →