Costs to consider when moving

When you move home, there are a number of costs to consider. Below is a rough indication of just some of the costs you will need to factor in. Please note that these are estimated averages and should be taken as a guide only. The costs can vary depending on the size and type of property, so it's important to do your own research based on your own circumstances to get a more accurate picture for your individual situation before your move. 

First month's rent up front - on average this ranges from £298 (for a studio) - £442 (for a four-bed house)

Television License - £159. You can pay this in one go or in monthly or quarterly installments

White goods:

Fridge – £90 - £300

Washing machine - £170 - £300

Oven – £170 - £500


Bed – £100 - £300

Wardrobe - £100-£300

Council Tax - this will depend on your local council, area, and size of your home. You will be given a band for your area and this will be a set price. You can pay the amount monthly or in one go. In Leeds, council tax on our properties typically ranges from £999.86 - £1,399.81 per year. 

These prices are based on two people living in a property, discounts may be available depending on your situation.

Moving costs - If you have access to a vehicle and are moving your own belongings be aware of your fuel costs. If you hire a van for the day to move your belonging these can range from £50 – £150. If you pay for a company to move your furniture for you this will be more expensive (dependent on how far you are moving)

Energy - You will need to pay the final bill from your energy provider up to when you leave your previous property. 

Broadband internet – There are a large number of different providers for broadband. Most offer introductory incentives for example a cheaper rate for 12 months. It is best to shop around online to find the best deal for yourself. Average costs currently start around £20 and can range up to £40-50 per month.