The average Brit moves house 5.5 times over the course of their lifetime. And while moves come with their own stresses related to organising mortgages, arranging surveys, packing and unpacking, there is also an additional type of stress many ignore: high costs. Here’s a look at the costs involved and what you can do to reduce them.
Moving isn’t cheap
According to MoneySuperMarket, Brits spend an average of £748 each time they move house. For those moving the average 5.5 times, that means £4,116 in costs that include buying new furniture (55%), purchasing new household items, such as bedding and kitchen utensils (53%), paying for the post to be re-directed (42%), and changing bill providers (36%). This is 12% more expensive than it was last year when lifetime moving costs averaged £3,417.
The research also shows that there could be costs to consider when moving house than many … Read more