When is the best time to move house?

The best time to move house will depend on your particular circumstances, and house moving numbers for most months are similar. Small regional differences can be found, but there are benefits for most months.

Summer is the most popular time to move, and is the best time for several reasons.  Spring attracts house buyers to view houses, and houses will inevitably look more appealing in the brighter weather with flourishing gardens. The natural result of the upturn in sales figures in spring is that moving dates peak in summer.

Time off work to move house will be more pleasant in the summer months, and many families choose to move in summer. Summer holidays mean that children can spend time getting used to their new location, settling into a new school at the start of the school year.  The good weather will certainly be more convenient for moving day, with longer days providing more time for house moving tasks. Summer movers, though, should plan ahead, as this is the busiest time of year for removal companies.

August is the most popular month across the UK, but September has its advantages, as weather is still mild, and post summer removal charges may be more attractive.

Despite the apparent advantages of reliable weather in summer, winter is surprisingly popular, with Yorkshire favouring December as the best month to move. Winter movers generally prefer to be in their new home before Christmas, though a winter move may mean juggling Christmas festivities for a convenient day.

February is the least popular month to move, perhaps reflecting the reduction in house-hunting before Christmas, and few will want to brave the likely snow and wet weather to struggle into a new home.

Regardless of the month you choose to move, most moves take place mid-week. If you are hoping to move at the weekend, organising moving services such as conveyancing may be difficult, and removal companies will almost certainly charge a premium at the weekends.

Whatever time of year you move, early planning will give you better choice. For a quote for your chosen removal date call the removal team at AR Removals on 01924 371164, the professional removal company for Wakefield and surrounding districts.

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