Moving house is a buy and often stressful time and it is easy to overlook some things during this time. When you are considering a house move, it is a good idea to start planning in advance and thinking about all of the possible ways that the move will have an effect on you. Of course when you are making the decision that you want to move, there is clearly an advantage to moving, but you need to plan well ahead and do some research to ensure that you have as stress free of a move as possible.
One of the first things to think about is the financial impact of the move. As well as the cost of the house and the mortgage there are lots of other costs associated with moving house. The mortgage, the solicitors’ fees, the removal costs and of course stamp duty land tax or SDLT. In some cases, it is possible to get an SDLT refund if you have recently moved so this may be something worth looking into, you can find out more here https://www.sentientsdlt.co.uk/ but this is certainly a big thing to think about.
It is also important to think about the practicalities of day to day life after the move. For example, will your children (if you have any) need to change school? Will your commute to work be easy enough to do every day? What is in the general area that will benefit you? Do plenty of research on the areas and the pros and cons of them.