They say that moving home and getting divorced are two of the most stressful things a person can do - so if you’re about to relocate, it might be wise to do some proper research and planning to help make the process run as smoothly as possible.

Moving will always be a relatively expensive endeavour, even without factoring in the cost of buying your new home in the first place. You’ll have to factor in all sorts of associated costs, everything from removals services and unpaid bills to cleaning, so budgeting is certainly a good idea to help ensure there are no nasty surprises.

Making a list of everything you will need to pay for can be helpful so make sure you cover things like land registry fees, stamp duty if applicable (based on how much your new home costs), electronic transfer fees, mortgage arrangement fees, storage in case there’s a delay between moving from your old home to your new one… the list goes on!

According to the Money Advice Service, the average repair bill for new homeowners is £5,750, so this is worth remembering, as well - although your survey should reveal any problems that will need your immediate attention.

And then, of course, you’ll have painting and decorating to do when you do finally make the move, as well as buying new furniture and other items for the new property. It can quickly become expensive, so it’s worth preparing yourself and making sure you have sufficient funds to cover what you need to at the outset.

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