Q: How much does it cost to move house in Devon?

A: The cost of moving house in the UK varies depending on several factors, such as the size of your property, the distance between your current and new home, and the level of service you require. On average, it can cost between £800 and £2,500 for a local move, while a long-distance move can cost up to £5,000 or more. You can get an estimate of the cost by either using a moving cost calculator or more reliably by contacting some removal companies to get a quote.

Q: How do I find a reliable removal company in Devon?

A: To find a reliable removal company in the UK, you can ask for recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have recently moved. You can also check online directories such as the British Association of Removers (BAR) or the National Guild of Removers and Storers (NGRS)to find accredited and trusted companies. Make sure to read reviews and check the company’s website for information about their services, insurance, and pricing.

Q: How do I pack my belongings for a move?

A: Packing your belongings for a move can be daunting, but with some planning and organisation, it can be done efficiently. Start by decluttering and getting rid of any items you no longer need or use. Then, gather packing materials such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper – often you can get these from your removal company so do ask them first if you can borrow or purchase you are then best advised to pack your items by room, labelling each box carefully with its contents and destination room. For fragile or valuable items, wrap individually in bubble wrap or packing paper and consider using a special box or crate for added protection or taking these things yourself.

Q: How long does it take to complete a house sale in Devon?

A: The time it takes to complete a house move in Devon depends on several factors, including the number of properties in the chain and most importantly how efficient your conveyancer is. The average time to complete a house sale from the moment it’s listed to completion is usually between 3 and 6 months. This is based on the average time taken for each stage of the selling process. However, the average time it takes to sell a house from an offer being accepted to completion of the sale is around 12 weeks.

Q: Do I need to notify my utility providers when moving home in Devon?

A: You should notify your utility providers when moving home in the UK to avoid disruption to your services or unexpected bills. Contact your gas, electricity, water, phone, and internet providers at least two weeks before your move to arrange for the disconnection of your old services and the connection of your new services. You should also provide them with your new address and contact details so they can update their records.

Q: What are the best ways to save money when moving house in Devon?

Things to Do before Moving into a HomeA: There are several ways to save money when moving house in the UK. Firstly, consider decluttering and getting rid of any items you no longer need or use to reduce the amount of belongings you need to move. This can help you save on packing materials and removal costs. Secondly, compare quotes from different removal companies to find the most affordable option. To save on costs, you can also consider moving during off-peak periods, such as weekdays or outside of peak season. Lastly, consider doing some of the moving tasks yourself, such as packing and loading, instead of hiring a full-service removal company.

Moving home can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but with the proper preparation and guidance, it can also be an exciting new chapter in your life.

As experienced estate agents in Devon, we are here to help you every step of the way, from finding your dream home to completing the sale.

If you are considering a move or have any questions about the moving process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01803 505115. We will be more than happy to provide you with expert advice and support to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Contact us today to begin your journey to your new dream home!