The cost of Moving House
When moving house it is quite easy to overlook the true cost of moving!
There are lots of fees to take into account which can be easily overlooked. We have done a bit of research to find out, what we should be expecting to pay when moving house!
We have based this research on buying and selling an average 2 bedroom house the 2 properties being sold and purchased are approximately 10 miles apart.
Costs you will need to take into consideration.
We have based this research on a price of £130,000 sale of a current property and a buying price of £150,000 for the new property with a moving distance of under 10 miles. The prices and fees are only a guide and are not intended to represent the actual cost as these fees can vary depending on who supplies the relevant service.
- Conveyancing fee (Purchase) £330
- Conveyancing fee (Sale) £325
- Home Buyer Report (survey) £300
- Energy Performance Certificate £60
- Estate Agent’s fee @3% – £4680
- Stamp Duty Land Tax £1,500
As you can see this totals up to an amazing £7195 And this is not all you still need to add on the actual cost of moving your house hold contents!
The cost of actually moving can vary greatly depending on certain factors for example.
- You will normally pay more for moving on Fridays and at the weekends.
- The company you choose to carry out your move can also increase the costs, if you choose a Big international Removal Company you can expect to pay more because you are paying for the BRAND.
- The level of service you require will also have an influence on the final cost, you may want a Full or Part packing service.
You could even decide to enlist the help of friends and family and hire a van! The DIY move may seem like a good idea at the time, but don’t under estimate what the true cost will be! Its not only cost to hire the van you should also take into account.
- The time it takes and also the amount of work involved in moving the contents of a house!
- Whether you have the ability to be able to get the furniture out of one house and into the new home without causing damage to paintwork etc.
- Risk of personal injury is always something to consider. Can you afford to take time off work if you hurt your back lifting furniture.
- You also have the risk of damaging the hire van especially when driving an unfamiliar vehicle.
These are just a few thing to consider when adding up the true cost of moving house, whether you chose the DIY moving option or choose to get the professionals it will ultimately come down to Cost and your ability to carry out the task.
Additional Costs To Be Aware Of
When shopping around for prices for services you will find that most quoted prices will need to have VAT added to the final price.,this is currently at 20%
so for example if your estate agents fees were £4680 + VAT the final price will be£5616 which is quite a bit of money to pay if your not aware of it before hand.
When shopping round for prices it is best to compare a wide range and look at all the pros and cons it is always worth haggling a little bit on the price quoted especially if you have figures to show that you can get the same service for a little bit less elsewhere.
Norwich Removals at Affordable Prices
East Anglian Light Haulage offers fully inclusive prices when it comes to moving house. Our prices include All Risks Removals Insurance and Goods in Transit Insurance! We also guarantee our quotes for a whole year this helps you budget for your move well in advance.
Why not request your moving quote today its free and without obligation, why not let us help make your new house a home and save some money in the process.