Moving home can be very exciting. As the UK housing market continues to heat up, many people will be looking forward to moving to a new house soon.
Spring is typically a popular season to move home. This spring has been no different, with demand surging house prices up across the country.
We take a look at why people like to move in spring and how you can prepare for your next home move.
Why people choose to move in spring
There are several reasons people choose to move home in spring. From drier weather and longer days to using time off during school holidays, here a few reasons people like to move in spring.
Spring is often a popular time to move because of the drier weather. Moving can be arduous enough, but bad weather can make it unbearable. Also, the longer days make moving in spring more enjoyable.
Easter holidays, May half-term and May bank holidays make moving in spring more desirable. Many parents will take time off work during school holidays, which offers more time to move to a new house.
Moving in spring opens up the opportunity to get settled in your new home before the start of a new school year. If you are moving catchment areas, spring is your best bet for a house move.
How to make your move easier
Moving to a new house can be a painful experience at the best of times, but if you are planning a springtime move there are a few things you can do to make it easier.
A new home is an expensive enough purchase but moving home has additional costs too. When moving home you should carefully assess your finances. Budgeting for removal services, packing materials and so on will save you any unexpected costs.
Logistics are essential when you are moving to a new house. Get everything planned to make sure your move goes smoothly. Book removal services, arrange childcare, and get everything packed up on time. The more thoroughly you can plan for a move, the easier it will be.
Do the paperwork
Aside from the exchange of contracts and solicitor paperwork, there are other vital bits of paperwork you need to consider when moving to a new house. Things like rerouting your mail, updating your council tax information, changing your address with financial institutions and more.
Even when you have carefully planned and budgeted, there can still be hidden costs when moving to a new house. Plan a contingency fund to make sure you are covered in the event of unforeseen costs.