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Moving Costs Calculator is a helpful tool which calculates the estimated costs of your house move, sale or purchase. From legal fees, through to removals and much more, we can help you prepare for the costs of buying and selling property in the UK.
Our Moving Costs Calculator takes information about your purchase or sale, including the location, the sale or purchase price along with things like the number of bedrooms and legal matters such as if you are a first time buyer. It crunches the numbers and tells you the likely costs you will encounter for each part of the process.
Absolutely! Our Moving Costs Calculator is completely free to use, and we can help you get the best prices for the different moving services you require too!
Yes – our calculator works for all areas of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
You can, however the more details you can input the better! If you do not know the exact postcode for example, you can use the street or road name instead. Please be aware that the estimated costs will be more accurate with correct information about your property.
On the right hand side of the calculator, we have broken down the different costs for you. Simply hover over the small black question mark symbol to read a short explanation of each cost.
Once you have used the calculator to see what your expected moving costs are likely to be, use the links on the right hand side of the costs to compare quotes for different moving services! From removal companies, to conveyancing solicitors and even mortgages and home buyers surveys, we can help you get the best prices.
Yes, the Moving Costs Calculator can be used by those purely selling, purely buying or buying and selling in one move. Simply select which type of transaction you are doing at the start of the calculator.
Yes, you can request a personalised Moving Costs Calculation using the contact form on our website.
<p>It is advised to plan before you sell your property, an estate agent won't do enough planning for a smooth sale. The biggest fee when moving house is the fees that the estate agent will charge you for their marketing. Every estate agent will have their own set percentage, but the majority of high street estate agents will charge around 1 to 3 percent of the sale amount. Therefore your estate agent will vary based on the estate agent you're using and the price value of your property. If you have Furniture on your property, and you are wanting to take it with you, it is most likely going to cost you a fair amount to transport the items to your new house. The variables here are how heavy your furniture is and how big the distance is that you need it moved. This price is normally quite low unless you have a large house or a moving to a vastly different area. There are also legal fees to keep in mind when selling a house. You will have to pay solicitor fees because although the buyer is paying for the searches, you still have to pay for a licensed conveyancer when selling. This fee should set you back up to around £1500 maximum. Anyone selling a house is legally obligated to provide an energy performance certificate, which has information about the efficiency of the electrics in the property. If you don't have this certificate, it will cost you around £100 to get one.</p>
<p>The first thing you should do when considering selling your property is to get a valuation, an online estate agent can give you a general idea but you are better off getting a local solicitor or licensed conveyor for your evaluations when moving to a new home. However, you should consider getting extra ones done because the valuation can vary and you don't have to stick to one seller, the price of the hose is up to you. Transferring ownership of a property is a legally binding action, which means you need to get a lawyer to transfer ownership; this action is called conveyancing. At this point, you may get an offer and have to sign the exchange contracts. This is the point at which you are legally bound to the sale, only if the buyer pulls out will the sale not proceed at this point. Once you have moved out in the time agreed, the solicitor will report the transfer of ownership of the land and will collect on their percentage which they agreed on before the sale started.</p>
<p style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The buyer of a house or property will always be the one to pay Stamp Duty Tax, not the seller.</span></span></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Real estate commissions usually range between 4% and 6% of a property’s sale price. This amount is then further divided between the brokerage and the agent who worked on the sale.</span></span></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm 0cm 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">If you are planning on stretching your budget to the absolute limit, then it is perfectly legal to sell or buy a home without the involvement of an agent.</span></span></span></p>
<p>The average cost of purchasing a house in the UK stands at £33,070, considering a home valued at £277,000, which represents the current average house price in the country. However, it's important to note that this figure can vary depending on the specific location and size of the property. Additionally, it's crucial to consider the fees associated with the conveyancer you choose for the legal process and the type of survey required for the property. Taking these factors into account will provide a more accurate estimation of the overall cost involved in buying a house in the UK.</p>
<p>When purchasing a house, solicitor conveyancing fees typically range from £500 to £1,150, although this can vary depending on various factors. It's important to consider that when including disbursements, the total costs can significantly increase. In the United Kingdom, the average conveyancing fees for buying a house, inclusive of disbursements, amount to approximately £2,339. It's essential to consult with your chosen solicitor to obtain an accurate breakdown of their fees and any additional expenses to ensure transparency and clarity throughout the conveyancing process.</p>

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