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Storage News and Blog

At Len Lothian U Store, knowing the latest storage industry news is important to us. From acknowledging other storage service providers to promoting our own special offers, we want to keep you updated with deals or useful tips that could help make a difference to your home or office move.

Browse through our blog posts below to find insightful articles and updates from within the storage industry. Read anything from DIY storage tasks to breaking news that could shock the world!

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News posted in April 2012

First-time buyers 'should boost credit rating'
First-time buyers should do as much as they can to improve their credit rating, according to Catherine Hearnden, director at MyMortgageDirect. She explained this is due to the fact it is going to ...
Posted on Monday, 30 April 2012 @ 09:49

Million pound home sales down in 2011
Research by the Bank of Scotland has indicated that the number of houses sold for more than £1 million in 2011 was 11 per cent down on the previous year. Those using Edinburgh self storage f...
Posted on Monday, 30 April 2012 @ 09:49

Confidence rising in Scottish property market
Confidence in the property market in Scotland is rising according to new research published by the Bank of Scotland. The latest Bank of Scotland Housing Market Confidence tracker found one out of ...
Posted on Friday, 27 April 2012 @ 15:08

High Street 'is producing quality interior design options'
Homeowners planning to use self storage facilities to protect possessions while refurbishing their properties have been told there are some quality interior design options on the high street. Acco...
Posted on Friday, 27 April 2012 @ 11:04

Transparent relationship 'imperative' for joint house purchases
The National Estate Agent Association (NAEA) has reminded those planning on purchasing a home with another party of the importance of a transparent relationship. Individuals planning to use self s...
Posted on Thursday, 26 April 2012 @ 15:57

Bold colours 'a hot trend' in carpets
Homeowners using self storage facilities to protect their possessions while carrying out a refurbishment of their home have been informed of some of the big trends in carpets. According to interio...
Posted on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 @ 15:20

Public confidence in housing market rises
Confidence in the housing market is rising among the general public in the UK, according to a new report. The latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker found more than a third (39 per cent)...
Posted on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 @ 15:19

Homeowners 'more confident' about personalising residence
Homeowners are increasingly looking to be more confident when they come to redecorate their residence. Many may look to use Glasgow self storage facilities while carrying out refurbishments in the...
Posted on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 @ 11:56

Loft conversion 'can maximise home value'
Homeowners planning to use Edinburgh self storage facilities while carrying out a major refurbishment of their home could convert their loft to add value to the residence. According to Jason Orme,...
Posted on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 @ 11:55

Mortgage lending up in March due to end of stamp duty holiday
Mortgage lending was up in the UK during March as a result of the stamp duty holiday coming to an end in the month, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The organisation claims a lo...
Posted on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 @ 11:54

First-time buyers 'fuelling property market'

First-time buyers in the UK are helping to fuel the property market at the present time, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Research by the organisation found that dema...

Posted on Monday, 23 April 2012 @ 15:54

Kitchens 'can add value to a home'
Homeowners looking to add value to a property could use Edinburgh self storage facilities and add a new kitchen to their house. Alexi Sugden, founder of Egerton Designs, stated kitchens can cost a...
Posted on Monday, 23 April 2012 @ 15:53

Tenants 'increasingly struggling to pay rent'
More and more people are finding it hard to cover the cost of their rental bills, according to research by the Association of Letting Agents (Arla). Those people who may be looking to use Glasgow ...
Posted on Monday, 23 April 2012 @ 15:52

Wood furniture 'always a popular choice in interior design'
Homeowners using self storage to protect their possessions while redecorating their residence could add wood furniture, as this is always a popular choice for interior design. Adrienne Chinn, desi...
Posted on Friday, 20 April 2012 @ 14:55

Low level furniture 'maximises space'
Homeowners using self storage facilities to protect possessions while carrying out work in their houses have been advised to consider adding low level furniture in their residence. Rebecca Thompso...
Posted on Friday, 20 April 2012 @ 14:55

House prices slightly up in Scotland
House prices in Scotland edged higher during February as first-time buyers looked to beat the stamp duty exemption deadline, new figures have indicated. The latest LSL/Acad Scotland House Price In...
Posted on Thursday, 19 April 2012 @ 17:18

House prices rise across Scotland
Official figures have been released showing the average price of a home in Scotland is rising. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that over the course of the 12 months leading to t...
Posted on Thursday, 19 April 2012 @ 16:56

Scottish home affordability boosted
House affordability for key public sector workers in Scotland has improved over the past five years but is still a way off the record levels seen in 2002. This is according to the latest research ...
Posted on Thursday, 19 April 2012 @ 16:49

Indoor DIY sales up over Easter
Individuals may have used self storage facilities over the course of the Easter weekend so that they were able to carry out DIY projects in their home during the holiday period. However, the bad w...
Posted on Thursday, 19 April 2012 @ 16:11

High value sales 'do not reflect housing market'
The housing market as a whole is not represented by recent figures on high value sales. This is the view of Jane Marr, company director at online direct advertising service for private property se...
Posted on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 @ 16:41

Access to housing market 'important for first-time buyers'
Those hoping to use Glasgow self storage facilities when moving to a new home in the Scottish city need to be given the chance to get a foot on the housing ladder. According to Martin Collett, ope...
Posted on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 @ 16:40

Budgets for new kitchens 'are being cut'
Homeowners using self storage facilities while they install a new kitchen in their residence are not spending as much on the project as they did in the past. This is the view of Oliver Kearin, man...
Posted on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 @ 16:51

Beige carpets recommended for home design
Beige carpets have been recommended to homeowners using self storage facilities while they carry out a refurbishment of their property. According to Alexi Sugden, founder of long-established inter...
Posted on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 @ 16:50

Mortgage costs 'have fallen in Scotland'
Those using Edinburgh self storage facilities to organise a move in the Scottish capital may have seen mortgage costs drop over the course of the last few years. According to Dianne Paterson, prop...
Posted on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 @ 16:47

Homeowners building extensions 'need planning permission'
Homeowners planning to use self storage facilities while they carry out a major refurbishment of their property have been reminded they may need to get planning permission for the work. Building a...
Posted on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 @ 09:47

New homeowners 'spend thousands on improvements'
Families moving into a new home in the Scottish capital may wish to use Edinburgh self storage until they have the residence exactly how they want it. The latest YouGov survey conducted by the UK&...
Posted on Monday, 16 April 2012 @ 16:09

London property market 'to have period of inactivity'
The London property market is expected to have a period of inactivity in the coming months. According to Ed Mead, director at independent estate agent Douglas & Gordon, this is going to be due...
Posted on Friday, 13 April 2012 @ 16:43

Home improvements 'must have broad appeal'
Homeowners planning to use Edinburgh self storage facilities while they carry out a major refurbishment of their property have been given some tips on how to go about it. According to Illustrious ...
Posted on Friday, 13 April 2012 @ 16:41

First-time buyers in rural areas 'find it hard to get on property ladder'
It can be particularly difficult for first-time buyers in rural areas of the UK to get on the beginning rung of the housing ladder. This is according to Martin Collett, operations director at the ...
Posted on Friday, 13 April 2012 @ 11:42

Rental prices 'cannot keep rising'
The cost of renting a home cannot keep rising as they are soon going to reach a point when people simply cannot afford to pay them. This is the opinion of Matt Hutchinson, director at flatshare si...
Posted on Thursday, 12 April 2012 @ 16:54

Electrics 'a dangerous DIY project'
Homeowners looking to use Glasgow self storage in order to carry out major DIY work in their home have been reminded some work around the house can be dangerous and should be left to the profession...
Posted on Thursday, 12 April 2012 @ 16:52

Rental market buoyancy predicted to increase
Buoyancy in the rental market is set to increase as a result of a lack of job prospects. This is the view of Michael Banks, commercial director at online letting agent Upad, who stated the threat ...
Posted on Thursday, 12 April 2012 @ 15:20

New buyer activity rises, Rics finds
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has released statistics showing a rise in housing activity during March. According to the body, nine per cent more surveyors reported a rise in in...
Posted on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 @ 15:21

Home improvers 'should stick to comfort zone'
Those looking to move possessions into Edinburgh self storage while carrying out improvements on their home have been reminded of the importance of staying in their comfort zone when it comes to DI...
Posted on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 @ 15:21

Property sales drop, report finds
Homeowners looking to use Glasgow self storage when relocating to a new residence may have little competition for buying houses, as property sales have dipped to a four-year low. According to figu...
Posted on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 @ 16:29

Edinburgh property market sees recovery
People looking to use Edinburgh self storage while they move house may have noticed a resurgence in the property market in the city recently. According to the Knight Frank Scottish Property Index ...
Posted on Thursday, 05 April 2012 @ 14:38

First-time buyers 'need greater choice of mortgages'
Lenders need to do more to help first-time buyers who are looking to place items in self storage and move to a new home by offering more innovative deals. Andy Pratt, chief operating officer at Al...
Posted on Thursday, 05 April 2012 @ 10:29

More homeowners looking to become landlords
A growing number of people may need to use storage facilities to store items if they opt to rent out their property due to difficulties in the housing sector. It was observed by the Association of...
Posted on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 @ 14:59

More students 'will look for shared accommodation'
A large number of students may look to take advantage of self storage services over the summer as they move from on-campus facilities to private housing ahead of the next academic year. It was sta...
Posted on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 @ 10:48

Millions of Brits set to attempt DIY this Easter
A large number of people in the UK may look to take advantage of furniture storage solutions this Easter weekend in order to protect items from damage when they renovate their home. According to H...
Posted on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 @ 14:57

Scottish cities see increase in affordability
The affordability of properties in Scottish cities is at its highest level for eight years, which may be good news for people looking to take advantage of Glasgow self storage solutions while they ...
Posted on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 @ 10:51

Downsizing 'can be a very emotional experience'
Elderly people who are looking to take advantage of self storage solutions when they move to a smaller home have been advised that such a move is not to be made lightly. This is the view of Amanda...
Posted on Monday, 02 April 2012 @ 15:12