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.
Removals to Rayleigh
Are you looking to relocate to Rayleigh? 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 150 years’ servicing the Rayleigh 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 your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Rayleigh. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
Why Move to Rayleigh?
Sitting between Chelmsford and sunny Southend-on-Sea, this very unique market town ticks an awful lot of boxes. A great selection of shops, open spaces including a number of large parks and playing fields, and other things to do located right on your doorstep all with the additional benefit of having very handy transport links.
It is a small town with a population of around 33,000. A pretty place which has retained much of its traditional character. For those who enjoy being involved in community projects and groups, Rayleigh certainly has plenty of them to chose from and in particular its Horticultural Society, the largest in Essex.
Each Wednesday, there is a lively outdoor market in the town’s High Street which dates back to before 1181 when it was inscribed in the Exchequer Records of Henry II. In recent years, the market has seen a regeneration, with many new stalls and a wider choice of goods available.
Rayleigh was once home to an important Norman castle (now run by the National Trust), which once defended the area, although all that exists today are the earthwork remains of its large motte-and-bailey it makes an interesting place to visit.
Many residents commute the 40-minute journey into London for work or even quicker into Chelmsford, a short 20-minute car ride away. A typical location for those who want to experience the easier laid-back lifestyle and safety factor a small town offers without compromising on getting to larger places when necessary, in good time.
For that added extra, Rayleigh is just 6 miles from the large coastal town of Southend-on-Sea which boasts the longest leisure pier in the world plus lots of other beachy activities.
There is not much that Rayleigh does not have except low property prices. With an average of £388,863, the old adage “you get what you pay for” applies here but its well worth it.
Rayleigh Schools & Education
Schools in the Rayleigh area are overseen by Essex County Council.
Families with young children choosing to live in Rayleigh have a good choice of state infant, junior schools, and day nurseries within the area, including Rayleigh Primary School, Grove Wood Primary School and Wyburnd Primary School with Grove Wood Primary having achieved the highest rating of “Outstanding” from Ofsted.
The town has two secondaries, the Sweyne Park School, and FitzWimarc School. Sweyne Park is a large school and only relatively recently converted to an Academy and since then also provide pupils with sixth form education.
The Karalius Foundation is an independent special school for boys aged between 12-16 years. The school specialises in teaching and supporting disengaged children.
Rayleigh does not have a dedicated college for further education; however, Basildon is just 6 miles away and home to three FE colleges: South Essex College, New Campus Basildon and PROCAT (formerly Prospects College).
Things to do in Rayleigh
The town has a good offering entertainment wise.
Below is just a small selection of you can expect when you live in the region:
Rayleigh Town Museum – www.rayleightownmuseum.co.uk
Sweyne Park – www.rochford.gov.uk/leisure-and-tourism
The Rayleigh Windmill – www.rochford.gov.uk
Rayleigh Mount – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rayleigh-mount
Rayleigh Leisure Centre – www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/rayleigh-leisure-centre/
Rayleigh Golf Club – www.therayleighclub.co.uk
Being a smaller town does restrict the number of homes available on the market.
There are 97 properties for sale and prices start from £165,000 for a one-bedroom flat and climb to £1,550,000 for a large, detached home.
Although homes in the region have increased overall by 55% during the past ten years, the local market is seeing a drop in prices currently with a small decrease of 2.10% during the last quarter of this year.
Property styles vary enormously. From older 1960’s homes to brand new apartments, Rayleigh may have limited stock but does cover all tastes.
If it’s a rental you are looking for, you will need to budget for an average of £1442pcm.
One-bedroom leases start at £496pcm, two bedrooms start from £940pcm and you will pay on average between £1361 and £1716pcm for a three and four bedroom home.
Stats as per Zoopla September 2021.
Popular Places to Live Near Rayleigh
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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.