Research by energy company E.ON has found that 61% of people find moving house to be more stressful than a relationship breakdown, a divorce or starting a new job, with the stress of the move lasting over three months.
Lifestyle-led rental homes provider Tipi believes it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, the rental rebel's latest Wembley Park building, Alameda, has made moving in even easier with its innovative design features.
The brand-new building includes a dedicated goods lift with a 'move in/move out storage room' in the entrance area, so that residents can unload at street level and then move items up to their apartment at leisure (ideal for cutting costs if moving vans or cars are being rented by the hour). Residents can even leave bulky waste in the storage room for disposal.
The corridors at Alameda are noticeably wider in order to make it easy to manoeuvre trolleys and move boxes. Dedicated moving trolleys are also available free of charge and Tipi has even collaborated with Aussie Man and Van London to offer discounted rates to residents.
Upon arrival at their new home, residents are greeted with warm welcome from a friendly face - the Tipi concierge. On hand 24/7, the concierge will help with everything from ensuring that parking is available at the right time to making sure Tipi trolleys are on hand.
The concierge will also help with appliance familiarisation once residents are settling in (broadband connectivity, intercom tablet and thermostat settings are usually the main queries) and advice on anything from neighbourhood events to where to eat locally. There is even a special Tipi Welcome Pack in each apartment with goodies and store-cupboard essentials.
With each new building, Tipi aims to make moving even easier. Future buildings will feature covered laybys or basement areas (depending on the building's layout and location) with direct access to the goods lift and storage rooms making moving easier even when the Great British weather strikes!
Every element of renting a home with Tipi is designed to be easy and stress-free, from the speed of the leasing process to the lack of fees or deposit and the inclusion of utilities in rental payments. From initial enquiry to moving in day and beyond, the experience of the resident is at the heart every Tipi decision and design.