When Member Cadogan Tate moved the President of the United States – A video of events

Cadogan Tate is no stranger to the world of high-value, complex, time sensitive moves. However when they took a call from Michael Smith Inc, one of the world’s top interior designers, about moving the personal effects of a client from the Washington metropolitan area on inauguration day, a series of events occurred which the team will not forget in a hurry.

Please click here to read and watch the fascinating story of how the team at Cadogan Tate moved the President of the United States on inauguration day.

Article 50 may be huge for UK but housing market stays calm

The triggering of Article 50 may have been regarded as a historic event but it appears to have left the housing market largely untouched. To read the full article from Estate Agent Today click here.

2017 DMotY, CMotY & OMotY Finalists announced

A huge congratulations to the 2017 DMotY, CMotY and OMotY Finalists listed below.

The Finalists will now move through to the last stage of judging, with the overall winners being announced at the BAR Gala Dinner & Awards night at the BAR Annual Conference 2017.

Domestic Mover of the Year Finalists

  • Squab Ltd
  • Kilmarnock Removals International Ltd
  • Maidmans Moving & Storage Limited

Commercial Mover of the Year Finalists

  • Universal Commercial Relocation Limited
  • Maidmans Moving & Storage Limited
  • John Bradshaw and Son T/A BCL

Overseas Mover of the Year Finalists

  • Bournes International Moves
  • Excess International Movers
  • White & Company PLC

Pound steady as Article 50 trigger date approaches

Although we’re now only days away from the long-awaited activation of Article 50, the pound is proving resilient and its best levels of the week could be yet to come. For more details from Currency Direct click here.

London house prices hit record high despite imminent Article 50 trigger

Average asking prices in London have hit a record high of £650,000, with price growth driven by rising demand in the outer boroughs. To read the full article from Homes & Property click here.

Modernising the Home Moving Process – Feedback sought

On the 3rd April 2017, BAR Company Secretary, Paul Swindon, will be attending a panel session at The Conveyancing Association Annual General Meeting at the House of Commons, to represent and discuss the challenges and frustrations that Removers might face as part of the wider home moving process.

This is in response to a White Paper published by the Conveyancing Association titled ‘Modernising the Home Moving Process  which sets out their suggestions for ‘completion certainty’ for the consumer.

Members are invited to share their opinions, ideas and suggestions within the BAR Members forum of the same title, or by emailing paul.swindon@bar.co.uk, for consideration at the forthcoming CA panel session.

Please note that the Conveyancing Association will be attending the BAR Conference 2017 in Cardiff on Friday 19th May to share their findings.

UK home asking prices rise 1.3% on-month in March, says Rightmove

Prices sought by sellers of UK homes rose 1.3% month-on-month in March 2017, according to the latest house price index published on Monday (20 March) by Rightmove, the UK online real estate portal and property website. To read more click here.

Multi-million pound major road improvements unlock thousands of homes and jobs

Multi-million pound road improvement schemes announced today by Highways England are set to help create almost 11,000 jobs unlock the development of more than 4,000 homes. To read the full article from .GOV.UK click here.

UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC

According to The Guardian, robust consumer spending and a brighter outlook for trade and investment will mean the UK’s economic slowdown this year is less severe than previously feared, the British Chambers of Commerce has predicted. To read more click here.