MOVING MONEY PIT – THE EXTRAS ADDING £670 TO EVERY MOVE
MOVERS spend an average £670 in additional costs every time they move – on top of estate agents’ fees, deposits and legal fees they face when renting or buying – according to Moneysupermarket.com.
The main ‘extra’ outgoings include buying new household items, such as utensils and bedding, paying for a postal redirection service, changing service providers and installing new technology, such as wi-fi, the survey suggests.
Over a fifth (22%) have also ended up paying for a ‘man with a van’ to help them move, while 12% have paid for professional storage between properties.
Moneysupermarket consumer affairs spokesperson Rachel Wait says: “Our data shows that the average person moves five times and although this can be stressful, one way to ease the worry is to make sure your belongings are protected at all times. If you already have existing cover, you can contact your insurer to transfer it to your new address.”