Moving To Woking: The Complete Relocation Guide

Sep 20 2023

If you’re considering a move to Woking, that means you have an eye for historical charm and a love for modern convenience. Just like The Marches merges green themes with a stylish, inner city-like community that moves and shakes as you do, the borough of Woking itself merges captivating landscapes with bustling communities and points of interest. So if you’re ready to make your move, The Marches is here to welcome you with open arms. But first, let this guide serve as your preparation – a checklist of essential steps to help with your move to Woking. From the administration of a house move to experiencing your sophisticated apartment living at The Marches, and finally elevating your day-to-day life at The Marches with our wealth of neighbourhood offerings to keep you occupied, we’re here to tell all! Let’s get started.

Before the move

Finding the right home in Woking

When it comes to finding the perfect living space, The Marches apartment complex in Woking offers an exceptional blend of modern living and comfort. Featuring a range of apartment sizes and layouts, The Marches caters to various lifestyles. From stylish, cosy one-bedroom apartments for individuals or couples to contemporary two-bedroom units for families, there’s a suitable option for everyone.

The Marches boasts contemporary architecture, high-quality finishes, and a host of amenities designed to enhance your living experience. Wake up to stunning views of the Surrey Hills, Woking town and even the welcoming lights of London twinkling away in the distance.

Enjoy well-appointed common areas where work-from-home-ers can thrive, empowered by a super-fast internet service all with convenient access to local services so you can be out and about to stretch your legs in no time. The complex’s proximity to essential amenities such as schools, healthcare facilities, and transportation hubs ensures that everything you need is within reach.

Explore Woking

The Marches isn’t just a place to live; it’s a gateway to a rich array of leisure and recreational activities. Woking boasts numerous parks, sports facilities, cultural centres, and shopping districts.

For those in pursuit of knowledge, culture, and artistic inspiration, The Lightbox is a renowned contemporary art gallery and museum that offers a dynamic array of ever-changing exhibitions. It also boasts the convenience of an onsite shop and café – perfect for a spot of retail therapy, or taking in the day with a pleasant pause and a cup of coffee.

If you’re a nature lover or into outdoor adventures like hiking and biking, you can explore the nearby Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of 46 nationally protected landscapes in the UK. It’s here where you can take in sweeping vistas of the Surrey countryside and explore an abundance of footpaths, byways and bridleways.

Get accustomed to the local transport links

Another thing you can do when you visit Woking ahead of moving here is get used to the transport systems.

Woking’s strategic location, combined with The Marches’ accessibility, makes commuting and travel a breeze, but this goes to waste if you’re a nervous nelly on the buses and trains and aren’t familiar with the routes.

The town’s train station offers direct connections to London’s Waterloo Station, allowing for a convenient and efficient commute for work or leisure. The Marches’ proximity to major motorways provides additional options for road travel if you’re a driver, making it easy to explore both local attractions and destinations further afield.

Living in The Marches means that you can seamlessly navigate between Woking, London, and surrounding areas, giving you the flexibility to enjoy the best of both urban and suburban experiences. If you don’t drive, building confidence on public transport and getting the lay of the land early on can really help make a place feel more like home.

Life, work and culture in Woking

Relocating to Woking and residing at The Marches is not just about changing your address–it’s an opportunity to embrace a new way of life. Immerse yourself in Woking’s rich history, lose yourself in the green spaces, and savour the modern comforts offered by The Marches.

Every day offers something new, keeping your surrounding fresh, your brain engaged and your interests piqued. The Marches provides the perfect backdrop for the beginning of this exciting new chapter in your story, and Woking’s blend of tradition and modernity ensures that you’re surrounded by opportunities to enrich your life in every way.

Being The Marches puts you in a prime location, within reach of a diverse range of employment opportunities, whether you’re seeking work in Woking itself or planning to commute to London, you’ll be well-connected to hubs across the UK. The Marches offers a gorgeous environment that’s conducive to remote working, with modern amenities and inspirational spaces that cater to a productive work-from-home lifestyle.

During the move

Administration for the house move

As you embark on your move to Woking and The Marches, it’s important to navigate the legal and administrative aspects of the relocation process. This includes updating your address, understanding local regulations, and ensuring that all necessary permits are obtained. By familiarizing yourself with these essential steps, you can ensure a seamless transition and start enjoying your new life without any unnecessary hassles.

Reduce your moving costs

Moving can be very expensive and come with plenty of unwelcome costs. Below is a list of ways in which you can reduce your moving costs and make things a smidge easier during your move to The Marches:

Plan Ahead: The most effective way to ensure your moving costs are as low as possible is to plan well in advance. This means you aren’t rushing and have the time and forethought to take advantage of things like discounts, shopping around and comparing quotes for man-and-vans. Booking in advance can often lead to better deals.

Declutter Before You Pack: Decluttering your belongings before you move can be a huge factor in reducing your moving costs. Go through your items and separate things you no longer need or use. Reducing the amount of stuff you’re moving not only cuts down on transportation costs but also saves you time packing and unpacking too. Consider selling items you don’t need to. This not only reduces the number of items you’ll need to transport but also puts some extra cash in your pocket to offset moving costs.

Get Multiple Quotes: When hiring professional movers, don’t settle for the first quote you receive. Obtain quotes from multiple moving companies and compare their rates and services. This will give you a clearer picture of the average cost and help you negotiate better rates. The more mindful and responsible the movers are, the better the chances of you not needing to repair or chase after damaged items.

When packing, use Free or Low-Cost Packing Supplies: Instead of purchasing new packing supplies, consider using free, low-cost or reusable alternatives. Ask local stores for spare boxes, use newspapers for wrapping fragile items, and repurpose clothing and linens for padding.

Time Your Move Wisely: Consider moving during off-peak seasons when moving companies are less busy. Rates are often lower during these times, as demand is lower. Additionally, moving on weekdays might be cheaper than weekends.

Check for Employer Assistance: If your move is work-related, inquire with your employer about relocation assistance. Some companies offer financial support for employee relocations, which can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket moving expenses.

Ask Friends and Family: Enlist the help of friends and family for packing, loading, and unloading. Their assistance can save you money on labour costs and create a more enjoyable moving experience.

By putting these tips into practice, you can make the most of your budget and ensure the transition to your new home in Woking is as exciting and enjoyable as possible.

How The Marches can help with lower up-front moving costs

With reduced costs in mind, The Marches are happy to help with our Flatfair no-deposit scheme! We want you to pay smaller upfront moving costs, to make your move painless and reduce the stresses moving can have on your mind and on your wallet. You only pay if there’s a problem you’re responsible for (costs that would normally be deducted from your deposit). You pay this when you leave instead of paying a lump sum before moving in. So while many tenancies assume you’re going to break something, we assume you won’t! So secure your dream home at The Marches while waving goodbye to large deposits, paying only one small check-in fee instead. A large deposit right before moving somewhere new can dampen the excitement and cause extra stress. And that’s no way to begin your exciting new chapter, is it?

The first UK rental community to offer an earn your deposit scheme.

When you start your life at The Marches, you can also start your journey towards home ownership with our Earn Your Deposit Scheme. We’re the UK’s first rental community to offer this option, and it means we’ll put aside a sum of money based on the size of your home which will be available to use towards a deposit when you’re ready to buy When you want to buy your own place, you can release the money you have accumulated under the scheme and put it towards your deposit. Through the Earn Your Deposit program, you can save up upto £30,000 – a significant amount towards a deposit for a home! And in exchange, all we require from residents of The Marches is to be responsible tenants. This includes paying your rent punctually, maintaining the condition of your rented property, and being a good neighbour.

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After the Move

Things to do in Woking

Forming connections and building a sense of community is integral to a successful relocation, and at The Marches, we keep an eye out for events that are sure to excite the community – so you can be in the know and ready to go.

Participate in local events, join interest-based clubs, and attend community gatherings to meet like-minded individuals and establish new friendships.

Woking’s welcoming atmosphere, combined with The Marches’ commitment to creating a neighbourhood and a sense of belonging, makes settling in and forming connections a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Building a social network takes time, but it’s important for a fulfilling life in a new place. Engaging in local events and connecting with residents will help you establish a sense of belonging. And that’s something else we at The Marches can help you with!

The Neighbourhood Heroes offerings

In addition to local events happening across The Marches, we also believe in celebrating the extraordinary a little bit further afield. This is why we’ve chosen to spotlight small local businesses that are exceptional in what they do. And we believe these small businesses in particular may play a big part in helping you meet new people and create some meaningful relationships.

Anytime Fitness

For fitness enthusiasts, when Anytime Fitness say anytime – they mean it. Dedication and hard work keep their fitness hub running 24 hours a day so they’re there for you when you need it.

Can’t sleep? Too much on your mind and need to tire yourself out fast? Anytime are there with open doors and a free floor for cardio, callisthenics, free weights, machine work – whatever you need to get a pump on, energise or de-stress.

Cellar Magnifique

Cellar Magnifique is an acclaimed bar, boutique bottle shop, and doorstep delivery service. They offer a remarkable assortment of fine wines and top-tier culinary delights. They elevate their offering with a welcoming and attentive approach which leaves a lasting impression, providing artisanal wines, gourmet delicacies and a cheeky boozy weekend right to your doorstep. But if you decide to venture out (and we encourage you to!) then head on over and show your face.

The Cosy Tea and Coffee House

The Cosy is a non-profit tea and coffee house, dedicated to supporting the endeavours of The Lighthouse, a charity organisation that offers a range of creative projects to empower people affected by poverty of resources, relationships, and identity.

The dedicated volunteer staff have curated a splendid environment for you to unwind, nestled on the first floor of The Lighthouse, complete with an outdoor terrace for your enjoyment.

Start your exciting new chapter and make your move to Woking

For those keen to move to Woking, whether you’re here for a journey through the ages or looking ahead to the future and your brand new chapter, The Marches is with you every step of the way to help make your lifestyle aspirations a reality.

You can find out more about what’s going on at The Marches – there’s always something to get stuck into or an activity to share with a friend! Alternatively, have a look at our showcase of gorgeous habitats available.

If you’ve already set your sights on your next adventure, take the first step and book a viewing today. You can also call us on 0148 395 8555 if you have other queries.

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