Spring is always a time when we note a flurry of activity in the removals industry; the season of change never fails to prompt the public to flock to new homes. Truer than ever this year, with the added impacts of the pandemic heightening the collective need to relocate to pastures new, as homeowners seek more space after spending concerted periods at home.
With restrictions causing no end of uncertainty, and with a range of industries grinding to a halt, or near-halt, in 2020, we all are aware that circumstances have changed for everyone; many people who had planned to move last year have felt the need to put their removal plans on ice. Potential homebuyers – customers for removals companies – may, though, have noted their nest egg growing more than usual last year, with a higher proportion of disposal income being saved for future deposits, rather than spent on holidays.
With the days now gradually beginning to lighten up, as well as some of the lockdown restrictions, we see the public looking to finally hatch their property plans and get back on track. Factoring in the extension of the stamp duty holiday until the end of June – as well as the recently announced 95% mortgage scheme having launched this month – it can be no surprise to anyone in the sector that we’re looking at a boom (or should we say ‘bloom’?) in house moves for the second quarter of this year.