Home movers caught out by hidden costs

Unexpected costs are catching out home movers, according to new research.

Comparison site MoneySuperMarket has revealed that we spent an average £670 in additional costs when we move house.

That’s on top of estate agent fees, deposits and the conveyancing costs associated with buying and selling.

Adds up to hefty amount

According to MoneySuperMarket, the average Brit will move home on average 5.1 times over the course of a lifetime, so those extra costs – often not budgeted for – can add up to a hefty amount.

The additional, unexpected costs include paying for mail redirection, storage costs, calling in cleaners and installing new technology in a new home.

More than a fifth (22 percent) of those quizzed for the comparison site said they opted for a “man with a van” when moving, while one in 10 had paid for professional storage when they were between homes.

Choose low-cost, high-quality conveyancing

Rachel Wait, MoneySuperMarket’s consumer affairs spokesperson, said: “Our data shows that the average person moves five times, and although this can be stressful, one way to ease the worry is to make sure your belongings are protected at all times.”

One way to keep your moving costs under control is to instruct your conveyancing services through Best Value Conveyancing.

We work with expert property law firms across England and Wales who deliver fast, low-cost, high-quality conveyancing for buying and selling. There are no hidden fees and the price you are quoted is the price you will pay.

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Even better is that all Best Value Conveyancing quotes come with our No Completion, No Fee guarantee, ensuring you won’t lose out financially if your sale or purchase fails to complete for any reason.

Talk to our friendly team now on 08000 387 007 or get an instant, no-obligation quote for sale or purchase conveyancing online.