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Making the move overseas – international removals

Written by on May 22, 2019


With Brexit a seemingly never-ending debate, most experts believe it’s definitely having an impact on the UK housing market.

Recent data from Rightmove revealed that 28 per cent of properties are taking over six months to sell, with a further eight per cent remaining on the market for over a year. Of course, this varies depending on location and type of property, but it’s certainly a change from the fast-paced property market we have seen in the past.

And, of course, Brexit also has an impact on people wanting to move internationally. While the terms of the Brexit deal are currently unknown it makes it very hard to plan. There’s certainly been people return back to the UK who had previously emigrated, concerned about how their rights may be affected. There are others who have taken the plunge and moved abroad, with the hope of being settled before the final decision is made. And there will be those who are holding off until they know a little bit more before making a call. But who knows when that might be!

If you are planning an international move, at McCarthy’s we can help with everything you might need. As members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), Household Goods Forwarding Association of America (HHGFAA) and other relevant trade bodies across the world, we can make sure we plan the smoothest of moves for our customers, taking as much of the stress out of it as we can.

We can offer overland moves to a wide range of European countries, such as Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Norway, Ireland, Germany and Portugal. For those countries which aren’t possible for us to access via roads, we can also offer shipping container removals – so if you were planning a move to Australia, New Zealand, America, Cyprus, Canada, Dubai or the Canary Islands, that would be the way to go.

Everything is planned out carefully. With specially trained international moving consultants, we can offer advice on every aspect of the move, including any red tape. We’ll liaise with you to create a bespoke schedule to meet your requirements and will work with McCarthy’s trusted overseas partners to ensure your items arrive safely at your new location.

Whether you’re only taking over personal items and leaving furniture behind, or you need your whole home transporting, we can help. We can utilise a full container or do ‘part loads’ where containers are shared with other parties – helping to keep costs to a minimum if you don’t require a whole container for your belongings.

If you aren’t taking everything with you – perhaps due to a planned return at a later date – and will be storing things in the UK, our self storage facilities in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield are ideal. You can hire exactly the size of space you need, and your items will be kept safe and secure for as long as you need them. No one can gain access unless you give them your key – so maybe worth leaving one with a friend in case you realise you want something sending on!

We can even help with your packing – taking as much of the burden as possible! You’ll be amazed how quickly our packing experts can get the job done, whilst helping to protect your most precious items.

It’s not just homeowners we move. We can also help businesses relocate overseas, transporting everything you need from documents and furniture, to tech and stock.

So, if we can help with your overseas removal, why not get in touch? Your new life in the sun might not be as far away as you think!


Extremely great service

5 Stars

Overall safe and effective storage although my unit occasionally leaked when it rained.The continual fee increases during Covid were unacceptable and my complaints received no reply. Compulsory insurance issued by McCarthys is another rip off factor.

2 Stars

Brilliant overall experience will definitely recommend and use again

5 Stars
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