Updated: Monday, 10th December 2018 @ 4:16pm

The true cost of moving house: A new home is more than just the price of the property

The true cost of moving house: A new home is more than just the price of the property

| By Ben Moran

Moving house can be a long drawn out process from start to finish.

If finding a new house in a new area isn't hard work enough, there is the packing and unpacking that needs to be done too.

There are a lot of issues that could arise when moving house, and quite often these things can potentially go wrong. It is also a very expensive one.

There are the monetary costs that need to be taken into consideration before starting the house hunt.

Of course there is the cost of buying a new house, the estate agent costs, for example if you are wanting your house to be advertised on their website or in their brochures, and also the cost of removal vans and finding storage to keep things while you move.

There can also be issues to consider that can have a larger impact, such as deals falling through.

A lot of houses have sentimental value if you have lived there for most of your life and built a relationship and family there.

Don’t worry though as you can make new friends in a new area and also, old friends and family will come visit you so don’t think you are alone.

If you chose to move closer to family, which many people do, make sure you take in other factors such as location and local amenities not just that it is close to family.

You can use a conveyancing service to help the move run a little smoother and to try and avoid any potential extra costs that can arise when buying a house or selling yours.

Saga.co.uk is good place to start if this is something you are interested in doing. It is a great site for people aged 50 and over who want an easy and smooth move without many bumps along the way.

The site takes you through nine simple steps if you are buying a property.

Of these nine, points such as your conveyancer will review legal documents for you and make sure there are no hidden clauses.

They can also help you with the mortgage and deposit side of the deal ensuring you are getting a good deal.

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