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Rumour has it he even had his nappy changed in the back of a removal van, no matter if that is true or not, with more than two decades of domestic moving experience behind him, matt has certainly developed a voice…………

Matt has been a board Member of the British Association of Removers (youngest ever at the time) and is a Director of M&G Transport Ltd. His daily role within M&G is as Surveyor, and Operations Manager, and he holds Certificates of Professional Competence in both National and International Road Haulage. Moreover in 2018 was the only person from a mover and storer in the UK appointed to the HSBG (House buying and Selling Group), which is consulting to Government on how to improve the entire home selling/buying and moving process. Plus, as you would expect from an ex-removal man he holds a full clean Category C driving license . He also passed the entry exam for HPC (highest civilian driving test in the UK) in 2013. He has an unhealthy obsession with politics and economics and specialises in annoying conveyancing solicitors on a daily basis. He is still to this day and for the last twenty years obsessive about domestic moving. It is his passion and his life. He can frequently be found on property discussion forums, especially via ‘Eat’ and ‘Pie’. He also just so happens to be a Championship Winning Racing Driver and occasionally will take time off to provide car control and racecraft instruction at many major circuits.
He lasted eight weeks at sixth form college before walking out of a politics class after asking to go to the toilet, never to return. That very afternoon he joined M&G fulltime and by 15:00 was moving a customer into their new home. That was in 1994.
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Stockholm Syndrome and Conveyancing

Now here's a title written firmly tongue in cheek. A quick, lite definition of stockholm syndrome is as follows Stockholm syndrome has been defined as a condition in which hostages develop a psychological alliance with their captors during captivity. Emotional bonds may be formed between captor and captives, during intimate time together, but these are generally considered irrational in light…
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CHAPS and the evidence

I said I'd provide the proof..... Your money, being sent by your solicitor likely goes via CHAPS. What is CHAPS? CHAPS is a bank-to-bank electronic payment scheme It is one of the 'faster payments' options made available by the Bank of England (like your debit card, or a BACS payment). What makes it stand out for the purposes of this post…
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Profiting from truly poor practice.

'Scandalous', and 'ripped-off' are two terms I personally feel are appropriate for the conduct described below. Interesting development this week. Surprised I hadn't wondered about this before, but, even as somebody renowned for not having a high opinion of the conveyancing process and the way in which the public get stitched up, even I never imagined such self serving profiteering…
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Lifting the lid – selling & dates

Disclaimer, the next 3 pages are written by Matt Faizey, all opinions are his own. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect that of other employees nor M&G. PAGE 1. 'lifting the lid' on the shenanigans of the moving process. Dealing with Solicitors and Estate Agents. Hello. So, what is this all about then? Well, hopefully, if I have got…
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Is today the day that the madness begins? CHAPS.

So, today's the day what could be a seismic event occurred. And….nobody noticed. Link to 'Property Eye' report from this morning I write this for the ultimate benefit of our customers. I am aware though that others will be reading. Summer solstice, and I am quite sure that if I chose to I could find numerous innuendos and jokes regarding…
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CHAPS change from 2016 which will affect home movers badly.

The Bank of England have announced that from summer next year there will be an extension to the settlement time for your (yes - you, the home mover) funds going through. It has been announced as though this is a great thing. They have announced a clearance time up to 6pm (an extension of 1hr 40mins). And think this is…
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