Store First Storage Burnley Reports….
Rising house prices are forcing millions of UK families to rent – and an East Lancashire storage company says business is booming as a result.
Reports this week claim millions of British families now see renting as the norm due to their inability to afford hefty deposits and mortgage payments required to buy their own properties.
Store First, which has storage centres for individuals and business customers in Blackburn, Burnley and numerous other locations throughout the UK, has seen a significant number of Lancashire families hiring its storepods to stash away the items they can’t find space for in their rented properties.
The study, by Cambridge University, says that the number of families with children renting private accommodation has risen to 86% in the past five years.
Store First operations director Stuart Laverty said: “Unfortunately, we’re seeing many more local families forced to rent, and high rental prices mean there’s very little left over at the end of the month to save towards a deposit.
“We know this isn’t ideal for most of these families – but we’re pleased to be able to help in a small way by providing them with an affordable and flexible storage option for larger household items they simply can’t find space for in their rented homes.”
Store First offers safe and secure storage solutions for business and domestic customers, with storepods starting from as little as £2.46 per week.