Cost of moving house reaches record high

March 14th, 2018

Moving house is considered to be the most stressful life event you can experience – and it will also prove very expensive.

December 2017 research by concluded the average cost of moving house has reached a record high of £7,381. 44% of the total cost of moving is made up of estate agent fees (averaging £3,254), followed by stamp duty (27% of the total amount), with other outgoings including conveyancing fees and removals.

As ever with the housing market, there are stark regional differences in costs. In London, for example, the average outlay for moving home is a considerable £23,913.