Thinking of Moving to Europe
Moving to Europe may seem like a huge task, especially if you’ve never moved abroad before or are moving with children and pets.
Decide on a destination
If you’ve decided to move to Europe but haven’t chosen a country to reside in yet, make this your first port of call. Whether your heart lies in Italy or you’re dreaming of a new home in France, be sure to do your research so you know as much as possible about the culture of the country and you’re prepared for your move abroad.
Find out about the weather, the schooling system if you are moving to Europe with children, the property market and the realities of living there. Pay particular attention to all the things that will be important to your day-to-day life in your new country, such as employment, transport and taxation.
Whether you’re relocating to Europe or moving to a new house down the road in the UK, working out your budget is a crucial step in the house moving process. Assess the costs of a European move well in advance to avoid any financial disasters.
In preparation for your move abroad you should also check the exchange rates of the country you’re moving to. You should be aware of how exchange rates and inflation could affect your income and pension, and factor this in to your calculations.
The best way to ensure a smooth move abroad is to find a reliable and professional European transport company who won’t leave anything to chance.
It’s strongly recommended that you use a removals firm that is a member of a recognised trade body such as the British Association of Removers (BAR), especially when moving overseas. Using a trusted and regulated European removals company to handle your move will give you peace of mind that your belongings are in safe hands – especially when they’re being transported halfway around the world!