The expenses that come with moving house

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There are lots of reasons why you might think that it’s time to sell up and move house. You might have another baby on the way and could do with some extra space. Or perhaps a house has come up for sale in your dream neighbourhood. Whatever the reason may be why you want to move, there is probably one big doubt in your mind that is preventing you from taking the plunge: the cost of moving. It’s fair to say that the cost of moving house can be very expensive, and some people might struggle to meet the various costs no matter how much they are able to sell their home for.

If you are worried about the cost of moving home, this guide could help you bring down some of the price.

Estate Agent fees

When you put your house on the market, you will need to use the services of an estate agent. This won’t come very cheap! In fact, most traditional estate agents will charge anywhere up to 2% of the price that you finally sell your home for. So, if your house is worth quite a bit, you will have to pay the estate agents quite a bit. If you want to reduce this cost as much as possible, it could be worth going with one of the modern online estate agents. Most of these charge a fixed price, so you won’t be expected to pay more just because your home is worth a lot.

Conveyancing costs

You will also need to hire a conveyancing lawyer to take care of the legal side of selling and purchasing a house. You won’t be able to buy or sell without one. Traditionally, conveyancing lawyers have a reputation for being very expensive, but if you take a look for an online conveyancing quote, you might be surprised at how reasonably priced some modern firms are. Make sure that you compare a few different conveyancing law firms before you decide which one to go with.

Property surveyors

Once you have found a home that you want to put an offer in for, it’s important that you have a property survey carried out on it. During the survey, a builder will inspect the property to see if there are any structural issues that you will need to deal with. If the survey flags up some serious problems that could be expensive to fix, you might be better off looking for a different property. One that won’t drain your bank balance!

The removal firm

Don’t forget that you will need to hire a removal firm to help you move all of your stuff from one house to the other. Again, this is something that you should approach a number of different firms about so that you can get a range of quotes. You can then choose the best price for you. It’s also best to go with movers who are insured so that you won’t have to pay for any items damaged or lost during transit.

Moving house doesn’t always have to be pricey!

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