By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
Mon 16 Oct 2017 by Ellie Pierpoint
Moving home in the UK costs an average of £1,200 based on moving costs supplied by national home removals company, Pickfords. This price may be slightly higher or lower depending on the size of the house and the distance being moved, and does not include extra costs involved in buying or selling a property like conveyancing, surveys and Stamp Duty.
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The average moving price of £1,200 was worked out by adding up the amount paid by all of Pickfords’ UK customers and creating an overall average. This includes a complete packing service by the removal men, transportation of your boxes, and unpacking on the other side.
Pickfords is one of the largest international removal companies with more than 350 years of experience in the industry. They have moved hundreds of thousands of individuals, families, and businesses across the UK and all over the world, so they certainly know their stuff.
According to statistics from a survey by the Telegraph, London is the most expensive place to move house, with Northern Ireland being the cheapest. These statistics did take into consideration extra costs like Stamp Duty and conveyancing costs for actually buying a house, but living in London or the south east does seem to bump up the bill of moving house whichever way you look at it.
So now you’ve got an idea of how much roughly it will cost to move, how can you find out the exact price? Well there are a few things to take into consideration when budgeting for a move. • Removals fees – as we’ve seen, these will depend on your location and house size, but should cost around an average of £1,200. • Conveyancing – again, this depends on the house you’re buying, but usually will cost around an average of £500 – £1,200. Why not get a quick quote from us to see exactly how much? • Stamp Duty – this is worked out in tiers, with the first one of £125,000 to £250,000 costing you 2% of the house’s value (so £2,500 on a £125,000 house). You can work out how much Stamp Duty you will need to pay here. • Surveys – we recommend that you invest in a survey to make sure that the property you are buying doesn’t have any serious defects which may cost you more down the line. These usually cost between £250 – £1,000. If you’d prefer someone else to budget for you, Money Supermarket has come up with this fun and interactive ‘cost of moving calculator’, which takes into consideration all of the above costs as well as the specific features of your old and new home to make sure that the price is entirely tailored to you and your situation. If you would like to discuss your moving costs with us, feel free to call on 0800 038 6699, or if you would like a free quote on your conveyancing use our no obligation instant quote generator now.