What you should know about house moving costs

As well as being an incredibly exciting time, moving to a new house can also be a very expensive period. According to The Telegraph, the average price of moving now stands at around £10,000. This figure includes costs such as estate agent fees, stamp duty, mortgage valuation, property surveyor fees, conveyancing fees and removal costs.

Whilst the exact price of moving will vary depending on the value of the property you are buying, alongside other factors such as whether you are a first-time buyer or not, this is still a considerable outlay on top of the deposit for the property itself (usually at least 5% of the overall selling price).

These high costs mean that it is very important to shop around when arranging different parts of the moving process. For example, when it comes to agreeing a mortgage rate, it’s important to factor in the fees too. Sometimes a low interest rate is offered, but with a high arrangement fee attached. In this case, it could be better to choose a different provider, even if their interest percentage is slightly higher as overall the cost will be lower.

When it comes to choosing a removal company it is also a good idea to get two or three quotes to compare. When you do this ask for an itemised breakdown of the figure to ensure the different ones are comparable. It’s a good idea to check whether insurance is included in the costs too. Professional companies can also offer packing and unpacking services which make the process simpler as well as remove the hassle of having to find boxes and other packaging materials yourself during an already stressful time.

AR Removals provide domestic and commercial removal services throughout Wakefield and the surrounding area. If you are moving to a new house or office and are looking for a reliable, competitively priced removal company please contact us on 01924 371164 for a free, no obligation quote.

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