How much does it cost to move house?

Cost of moving house

In 2018 the average cost of moving home was estimated to be around £10,210- a figure that is only set to rise in 2019. This figure is typically calculated from a number of costs from agency fees to removal services and it’s important to consider so that your budget isn’t met with any nasty surprises once you’ve got the ball rolling!

One of the first costs you’ll encounter is Estate Agents who work on commission and will definitely be working for their 1-3% of the house sale. Choosing a more independent agent will help keep these costs down but may mean you have less viewings and have to manage more of the process yourself.

What do students need to know about looking for a new house?

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It is far too easy for students to fall into the trap of renting a property that is only going to cause problems later down the line! With the pressure to secure accommodation before the next year of study with people you’ve only known for a matter of months, it’s easy to choose the wrong place. On average, one in eight students choose the first house they come across - some of whom haven’t even viewed the property!

It's about the time of year that as a student in the UK, you should be looking for accommodation for the next academic year...at least if you want to beat the crowd and get the best choice of rental property. To help you through this ordeal we’ve created a viewing checklist to help save you time, money and stress!

What to Keep and What to Leave When Moving

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Moving home is an exciting time for most people, although it’s sometimes very stressful too! One big bonus of moving house is the opportunity to declutter and get rid of your unwanted stuff, keeping only the essentials. If you've been watching Marie Kondo's show on Netflix, like us, you'll know how difficult and emotional the choice can be, but ultimately it's very rewarding.

Deciding what to keep and what to leave gives you a fresh start when arriving at your new home, without all the clutter that’s built up over the years. An added bonus is that the move will be cheaper and easier with fewer items to pack. So, what should you keep and what should you leave behind when moving house?

Why move to the North West?

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Moving to a different part of the country is a big decision, particularly when considering jobs, family and friends, children’s schools to name a few. The North West of England has become one of the most popular locations to move to in the last few years, particularly for those moving from the South.

The North West of England is home to some amazing towns and cities, not least of which is Manchester. For many, Manchester is the new London with many southerners moving from the big smoke to enjoy everything the Capital of the North has to offer.

What to Ask When Viewing a New House

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Sometimes when viewing houses you let your heart overrule your head, especially if you fall in love the minute you walk through the front door!

This can spell disaster. It will encourage you to overlook any problems with the property that could end up costing you a ton of money in years to come.

Here is a checklist you can take with you when viewing a house.

Going above and beyond to keep your items safe

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Moving house or office can be a challenge and test your patience; not to mention the expense. And between bubble wrap, boxes, and bin bags, you’re probably worried about how your items are looked after.

There are plenty of horror stories out there about the lack of care removal companies take when it comes to loading your items into their van, securing them, transporting them, and then unloading at the other end. However, at Buckley’s Removals, we go above and beyond to ensure that your items are packed and transported as safely as possible.

Areas We Cover

Based in Salford, Greater Manchester, Buckley's Removals and Storage can cover Manchester, Sale, Stockport, Oldham, Littleborough, Rochdale, Bolton, Bury, Eccles, Longsight, Moston, Withington as well as Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and long haul across the UK.