Leicester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- An Instant Sale, one of Leicester's premier quick house sale experts say that although it has been suggested that the average cost of moving home in the UK has reached Â£17,000, it could be as high as Â£43,000 if the sale ran into difficulties.
According to a survey in 2007 by Abbey Mortgages we move home an average of three to four times in our lifetime, which costs more than we can earn in two years, almost Â£55,000.
However, An Instant Sale estimate the average cost of selling a property on the open market to be around Â£22,000 but this could soar to over Â£40,000. The cost of your new house is only the tip of the iceberg. Other factors include, professional help, taxes, legal fees and transferring utilities.
An Instant Sale's proprietor, Andrew Smith says, " When selling their house, few people consider how much the process costs them in their own time and when a chain falls through the costs can treble."
"We meet people everyday who have not considered all the costs and the unreliability of the chain. When one chain breaks down costs can be as high as Â£ 33,000."
However research indicates that one in nine house sellers experience two chain breaks, which will in effect mean costs rising to almost Â£ 45,000.
The mortgage is always the top priority when moving home, yet people give little thought to hidden moving costs like shelling out thousands for estate agents fees, stamp duty, surveyors fees, essential household bills and the cost of their existing mortgage in the time it takes to sell their home.
HIP's, Home Information Packs are an additional burden for the seller to meet costing on average Â£300 to Â£350. This pack contains local searches, energy perfomance certificate, recent planning and building concents and the title deeds.
Smith says, " If you are not sensible about the asking price your property sale can remain static and as a general rule if it doesn't sell in the first month, the price has to be reduced quickly to get back in play."
Smith adds, " When you sell your home to An Instant Sale there are no costs for surveyors, solicitors, estate agents and no HIP is necessary. You will have no extra mortgage payments to make, as we can buy a property in as little as seven days. We will not give you the full market value of your home, but may still be able to save you money in the long run"
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