Move to St. Albans with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
The surveyor will need to conduct a home survey to ascertain the volume of effects being shipped. This involves him/her walking through the property room by room noting what items are to be moved and recording it on their electronic tablet.
Once the consultation has been carried out, White & Company will always provide a written quotation within 48 hours. Our quotation will always outline exactly what is covered as per your instructions to the surveyor. The quote is our contract. Once you have signed and accepted it, the price is set, so you will know exactly what the bottom line will be.
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence. The removal team will proceed to pack and wrap all items being moved in special breathable bubble wrap.
4 Moving & Storage
On the day of your move, our team will arrive in one of our specialised vehicles and complete the move. If for any reason the move cannot be completed. White & Company has storage facilities at 19 storage locations throughout the UK.
Removals to St Albans
Once you’ve decided to move home you’ll quickly realise there are plenty of things to organise. Changing energy suppliers, telephone numbers and finding new schools for children are just some of the things you’ll likely have to consider. To ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of your move however it is essential to acquire the skills and services of an efficient removals company.
At White & Company we realised that no two moves are the same. That is why we treat our clients on an individual basis and tailor our bespoke packing, storage and delivery services to match your requirements. Irrespective of size and distance, your move will be handled with respect and care from collection to delivery at your new property in St Albans.
For that extra added security, we are founder members of the industry’s leading regulators, the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI. As members, we undergo regular audits and adhere to the highest standards within the removals industry. So if you’re ready to get your move underway don’t hesitate to get in touch today to discuss your options and receive a free no obligation survey.
Working in St Albans
Although St Albans is a relatively small city, it still has significant strengths above and beyond its commutable distance to London, including a highly skilled workforce of its own. 46% of residents aged 16 and over living in the district are educated to degree level or above and there are over 8,000 businesses located in the area. As much as 87% are classed as micro-businesses and generally employ low numbers of staff.
It’s not just small businesses setting up shop in St Albans though with some large companies based in the city as well, two of which are Premier Foods (ambient food sector) and Logica (IT and business process services). The sectors of Research & development, and retail are also major sectors of employment in the city.
St Albans is home to many boutique hotels and restaurants and maintains strong financial, legal, marketing and commercial opportunities for organisations of all sizes, although potential for further growth may be hampered if new affordable housing and office spaces are now created in the near future.
Why Move to St Albans
Close enough to London by rail for city workers but far away enough not to be labelled another dreary urban commuter hub, St Albans is a characterful cathedral city with Roman roots in the county of Hertfordshire. Designated a city by Queen Victoria in 1877, St Albans enjoys all the vibrance and liveliness of London but on a smaller, safer and more intimate scale and has even been named a top ten town in growing affluence.
Like other regeneration towns in the Home Counties, St Albans has benefited from an influx of young professionals keen to tap into more affordable property prices. More and more are swapping cupboard sized apartments in London for larger town houses in St Albans and a 20 minute fast train service to work. The city has enough going on to match the capital also, boasting its own lively arts scene and being home to a number of thriving independent cafés, bars and coffee shops. Although now classed as a city, its roots as a market town are still very much reflected in the traditional city centre market which is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays with over 160 stalls.
It’s not just young professionals flocking to St Albans either. The city’s wide open green spaces, the flowery Verulamium park and easy access to the countryside in the form of the beautiful rolling Chiltern Hills pulls in young families, as does the excellent range of local primary and secondary schools. With excellent transport connections to the larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden via the A4174, M1 and A1081 also its would appear the second largest town in Roman Britain continues to retain its reputation as a viable alternative to the crowded capital.
Schools & Education
St Albans, is a UK top ten town for education, as well as good health and entrepreneurially amongst other things. State schools rate more highly than the vast majority of the country’s private schools, and many people have moved to the area to gain access to that alone.
The city has a good selection of state primary and secondary schools, and number of independent schools. St Albans High Schools for Girls, St Albans School and Parmiter’s School have all received very good performance ratings.
St Albans does not have a university as such, however, students can study for a degree at the University Campus St Albans which operates a joint venture between the University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the St Albans area is available here: www.schoolguruhertfordshire.co.uk/lets-move-to-st-albans.html
Property Prices in St. Albans
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The local property market is notorious for high demand and short supply. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments in the city centre and outskirts. Fishpool Street is a sought-after area in which to live, boasting period homes and an excellent proximity to both the city centre and the Verulamian Park.
The average property price in St Albans is currently £589,568 much higher than the national average, due to its close proximity to London but are cheaper than the vast majority of the capital’s boroughs. Statistics for the area indicate a small drop in the value of homes by 0.83% over the past year. The highest valued streets are Rose Lane and Pondwicks Close. Here you will find properties valued at well over £2,000,000. Stats provided by Zoopla 15th June 2018.
Marshalswick is one of St Albans’ most popular residential areas with high quality local state schools and great local amenities such as the Quadrant shopping centre some of the main draws. The area is affluent and home to a number of large detached and semi-detached properties with an average price of around £706,532. It is possible still to grab a bargain for those willing to venture slightly further afield. On the cheaper end, Jersey Farm on the north-eastern edge of the city has a number of terraced properties on the market for around £367,000.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, you will have plenty of choice. There are currently 3 new development sites located across St Albans. These can be viewed below:
Crest Nicholson – Lancaster Grange
McCarthy & Stone – Eleanor House RL Plus
Meyer Homes – Gabriel Square
Popular Places to Live near St Albans
White & Company offers local removals and storage in:
- Abbots Langley
- Ayot St. Lawrence
- Ayot St. Peter
- Bricket Wood
- Brookmans Park
- Childwick Green
- Colney Heath
- Hunton Bridge
- King’s Langley
- Little Munden
- London Colney
- Old Hatfield
- Park Street
- Welham Green
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.