House movers spooked by Friday 13th
Scottish home movers appear to be superstitious about getting the keys to their new home on Friday 13th, Registers of Scotland have claimed.
Official figures showed that on the last Friday the 13th in January, 524 properties changed hands, but on the equivalent Friday in 2016, which was the 15th of the month, more than twice as many residential property sales went through at 1,321.
Meanwhile, ROS said data collected from 1 April, 2003 to 31 August, 2017, an average of 1,163 people moved house on Fridays, with the exception of Fridays which happened to be the 13th day in the month – when only half as many house moves took place.
ROS operations director and accountable officer, Janet Egdell, said: “It looks as though Friday 13th is a less popular Friday to move.”