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Moving house in 2019? Here’s what you need to know

If you are thinking of moving to a new house in 2019 here’s your update on what to expect from the market. With Brexit lurking, there are a lot of things that may be changing such as mortgage rates and other changes that homeowners will need to be aware of.

It’s a brand-new year and it’s time to start making plans, there is no better time to plan for new beginnings but if yours involves a new house move you may be feeling a little bit apprehensive. 2018 was a very interesting year for the housing market, so what can we take from this to be expecting in 2019? With the help of us, you can look at what can be expected.

The feared B word!

The UK’s departure from the EU remains to create doubt across the country and when it comes to housing there are definitely some jitters that haven’t been discussed. The regular question of should we hold off until we know exactly what’s going on has been asked a lot. If you are considering selling, it’s obviously important to keep an eye on what’s happening in the wider market it’s more vital that you think about your own situation and what’s exactly best for you.

Mortgage rates

2018 saw interest rates rise for only the 2nd time in 10 years when the bank of England’s monetary policy committee put rates to 0.75% in August.

Where to begin when packing

Packing when moving to a new house can be an absolute minefield, there are two approaches to the collection of things: by storage or by type of objects (first the whole bedroom or first all the books from all the rooms). It is better to start with things that are used least often and will not be needed for sure until the move; In the next group of boxes to load more necessary things, and leave the last few boxes on the last day – there you will put the most necessary things from this room. For example, if a child stays with their grandparents before the move, you can start with the nursery and collect it all. Often not the most necessary is stored in the living room and office. This also includes seasonal items: clothing, sports equipment, camping equipment etc.

Moving home checklist

We don’t want to complicate things because we know too well how stressful it can be when moving home. These tips our what you should consider arranging before the big moving day:

Home insurance

What insurance do you need for your new home? If you have just brought a new home, you may need structures insurance from the date you exchange agreements as it’s obligatory for most mortgage providers.

TV Licence

Confirm with the TV licensing company about your change of address and the date you are moving.

TV broadband and landline

Contact your providers to find out whether they allow you to take your existing package with you when you move.

Water, gas and electricity bills

Remember to take water, gas and electricity meter readings at your current home and notify your contractors of the moving date to guarantee you are not going to pay someone else’s bills!

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Congratulations if you’re all settled into your new home! We hope that you found this blog helpful if you have any questions or queries about how we can help you with house clearance or your house removal in Oxford, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01865 744 993 or head over to our website.