Moving with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Are you looking to relocate to Margate? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family owned business with over 151 years’ servicing the Margate community.
We offer a tailor made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer storage of some or all of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Margate. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners. This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Margate
Being situated in the beautiful county of Kent, the “Garden of England”, the seaside town of Margate has plenty of appeal. Easy access to the Kentish coast and countryside offers a host of activities as well as fast connectivity to Europe via the nearby Euro Tunnel. With the capital just 1 hour 20 minutes away via the high-speed train, Margate is also geographically desirable for commuters.
Many residents have moved to Margate from London favouring it for a slightly slower pace of life which is true. However, the town also has a very lively side due to much regeneration in recent years attracting new businesses and creative people.
Gone is the rather run-down shabby reputation it once had and replacing it are projects such as a new trendy art gallery, a swathe of independent vintage shopping stores, and many other updated facilities. For those who still enjoy the nostalgia of the “old days”, the promenade has kept its Victorian theme and bucket and spade ethos.
Donkey rides, amusements, rollercoasters, jellied eels, and fish and chips have not entirely disappeared, they have just been updated a little. In addition, the Westwood Cross shopping centre provides all of the major chain stores as well as a Vue cinema, a Grosvenor Casino, and a swathe of cafes and restaurants.
Margate has some very good schools and a booming property market both for private buyers and buy-to-let investors. Margate is a seaside resort that has gone through many changes, declines, and revivals spanning nearly 300 years. Currently though, it is a hard one to beat when it comes to choosing a new relocation destination by the sea.
Schools & Education
When you relocate with your family, schooling is a major consideration and research is key.
Margate offers a range of state schools as well as the nearby privately run Chartfield School. A mainstream independently funded junior school for boys and girls in Westgate-on-Sea.
Highly recommended state schools include the “outstanding” Cliftonville Primary School and Callis Grange Nursery & Infant School.
For older children, Dane Court Grammar School and King Ethelbert School have both performed well in recent years.
Just over 3 miles from Margate is Broadstairs College. It offers students in the district a wide selection of vocational courses.
From its roots as a catering college, Broadstairs has grown and now provides a range of vocational pathways in many other areas.
Each year the college trains over 800 young people, as well as supporting apprentices, higher education learners, and adults.
Things to do in Margate
Margate does not disappoint when it comes to providing quality entertainment.
Margate Beach has all the benefits of a traditional British seaside resort. As well as the usual array of attractions, the revitalisation of Dreamland has been a huge success for the town.
Dreamland is a unique venue and the oldest surviving amusement park in the UK. All the great rides are located here it certainly is a seaside sensation, your one-stop-shop for culture, food, festival fun.
Margate’s Winter Gardens is an extremely popular place to visit all year round.
It opened on 3rd August 1911 and remains one of Kent’s largest entertainment and banqueting venues hosting a wide variety of events from summer shows and musicals to top TV performers and plays.
Those of a cultural persuasion will be enthralled by the world-famous Turner Contemporary gallery, located in the space where the artist himself once resided
The Theatre Royal is the second-oldest venue of its kind in the country and continues to provide entertainment for all the family.
If music is more your thing, there is always the renowned Margate Jazz Festival which attracts a huge number of fans and internationally respected artists every year.
With Europe just a short journey away by train, a cheeky weekend away is not out of the question and will not break the bank financially either with plenty of special deals available.
Plus, London could not be closer. Our diverse capital is home to some of the world’s best sights, attractions, and activities.
Tourists from around the globe flock to the city in ever-increasing numbers whilst those lucky enough to reside in Margate only have a short train journey in order to access all London’s wonders.
The town offers great value for money and is still inexpensive compared to other areas of the southeast.
There are plenty of homes on the market. Zoopla is advertising 491 properties for sale within a one-mile radius of Margate.
Plus, Margate and nearby Cliftonville have received high levels of interest, particularly from London buyers eager to live by the sea.
Good areas include the town’s Victorian neighbourhoods such as Northdown and Kingsgate.
The old part of town with its winding lanes lined with pretty terraced cottages is another great area whilst the seafront poses some grand homes with panoramic sea views.
It is possible to purchase a large four-bedroom apartment close to the old part of town for as little as £275,000.
As a guide to prices, you can expect to pay on average £422,465 for a detached home, £320,327 for a semi, terraces sell on average for £273,548, and flats for £156,341.
If you are trawling the rental market, are 44 vacant homes to lease in Margate.
The cheapest property is a two-bedroom terraced house renting for £381pcm. Three-bedroom family-sized rentals start from £875pcm.
Stats as per Zoopla June 2022.
Popular Places to Live Near Margate
- Westgate on Sea
- St Nicholas at Wade
- Birchington on Sea
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.