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Things to consider when renting

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12. Removal costs

Moving home can be expensive but it is not just about the deposit and rent in advance. You will need to think about how you will pay for moving your belongings from your current home to a new property.

The cost of removals will vary depending on how far you are moving and how much needs to be moved.

We would recommend getting several quotes in order to get the best value for money. A man with a van maybe a more affordable option but you should also check whether the removals service has insurance against damage to your belongings during the move. You should also check on what availability they have. They may require you to book your removals well in advance, particularly if you are planning to move over Easter, Christmas or other Bank Holidays.

Other options to reduce this cost could be hiring a van yourself, or getting help from family and friends to help you move.