Top 5 tips on saving money when moving house

Moving house is not exciting; it’s stressful! One reason is the work itself, and the other is the cost. With some tips you can easily save a lot of money on relocating. Here are some important tips that you should consider.

Use a piggyback service


This means you can move to another mover’s empty vehicle space for a flat price. What you can do is take photographs of what you want to move and upload the images in one of the websites that provide this kind of service.

Move during winter


You can get a good moving quote in winter as not much people are moving during the season. Prices are usually lower in this slow season.

Avoid rough estimates


Get a good estimate of your moving. Go and find out the exact cost of vehicles, staffs, etc. for moving. Don’t do any guess work. This way you will be able to stick to your budget.

Lighten your load


Don’t take anything that you will not use in your new house. If there is anything lying unused in the house then sell them. Don’t overload your truck by taking the unnecessary items to your new place.

Besides these, you can also save money on packaging. You can get some cheap boxes to pack. You can use your own tools to disassemble and then reassemble your furniture and other stuffs. You can also get some tax return if you keep all your receipts. Plan everything beforehand; that way you will be able to save a lot of money.

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How to estimate the cost of relocating

Relocating can be expensive. There are many hidden costs which we don’t see upfront and so we exceed our budget. You need to calculate the buying cost of a new house, selling cost of the old house and removal costs. Here is how to estimate the cost of relocating.


If you hire a solicitor to buy or sell your property, then it will cost you between GBP 500 and GBP 1,500. You should hire someone who has good recommendations; else you might end up spending a lot of money without much result.

Estate agents

They work on commissions. They usually charge between 1%-3% of the price you sell your house. You can avoid this cost by using other means like advertising your house on websites.

Stamp Duty

It is the tax payable to the government for changing ownership documents of the property. This tax is between 2%-12% depending on the value of your property.

Valuation fee

You will have to pay a bank valuation fee depending on the mortgage you take. It varies from GBP 150 to GBP 1,500.

Surveyor’s fee

Before selling your house, you need to get your house checked by a surveyor. It may cost you between GBP 250 to GBP 600.

Electronic transfer fee

This is the fee required to transfer mortgage money from the bank to the solicitor. It usually costs around GBP 50.

Removal costs

When removing a house, you should consider a number of factors. The cost varies depending on the distance you are moving, stuff you have and the time of the year.

You should consider all these costs before moving. If possible, go to each of the respective places and confirm the price so that you can get a very close estimate. This will help you to decide on your budget.

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