Professional house removals can save you from the tiring work of transporting your belongings from your old place to your new one.

So, how much does a house removal cost? The answer depends on many different details. Here is a closer look at the average costs for professional house removal, including how the prices are determined and what you can expect to pay.

How Much Does House Removal Cost?

The average house removal cost is between £350 and £3000 when moving in and around London. However, house removal prices can vary depending on the property size and other details.

Some of the factors that go into the cost of house removals include:

  1. Property size/volume of items
  2. Distance and location
  3. Additional services
  4. Special requests
  5. Time of the year

House removal prices depend heavily on the volume of items you need to transport. You can only fit so much stuff inside a van. As you may not know the total volume of your belongings, you can estimate your house removal costs based on the size of your property.

For the typical three-bedroom home, you can expect to pay about £900 to £1500 for standard moving services. A one-bedroom flat may cost closer to £450.

1. Property Size and the Volume of Items

As experienced movers, you can depend on us to safely transport your items and furniture from your old flat to your new place. We take all necessary precautions to safeguard against damage.

All items are also insured during the trip. We include standard coverage to protect your items. However, our team is highly skilled and equipped with materials and tools for safely transporting anything.

2. Distance and Location

The distance between your current place and your new one directly influences the moving cost in London. The greater the distance, the more you can expect to pay. Many companies charge an additional fee for each mile travelled. If your new home is 50 miles away, each round trip equals 100 miles, which adds to the total cost of the removal process.

If you live outside of London, the move’s cost may be higher than those who already live there. Part of the costs of a house removal comes from transporting your belongings from one location to another. For example, let’s assume you live 160 miles from London, such as in Warwick. You may pay an additional fee of close to £200 per trip. That is based on an average hourly rate of around £70 per hour.

3. House Removal Cost with Additional Services

Most homeowners choose to use more than just basic home removal services. Many home moving companies offer various related services, including packing and unpacking services, furniture disassembly and reassembly, and short-term or long-term storage.

Some of the potential services and costs include:

  • Packing material: £100 to £150
  • Storage: £30 per 25 square foot
  • Packing services: £100 to £200
  • Furniture disassembly and reassembly: £100 to £150

4. Special Requests

Along with additional services, you may have special requests that add to the cost of the home removal. For example, movers may need extra packing material or specific guidelines when handling fragile items such as antiques.

Some properties also have special considerations that can add to the difficulty of the move, requiring the moving company to charge an additional fee. For example, they may need to add a fee when dealing with additional sets of stairs, such as moving from a top-floor flat.

5. Time of the Year

The cost of house removals can vary throughout the year. People are more likely to move during certain seasons, which can limit availability and lead to slightly higher prices. Generally, the summer is the busiest season and the time of the year when you are most likely to see higher prices.

How to avoid paying too high of a home removal cost

Getting a low price is great, but you should be wary of too low quotes. Some companies need to be more careful, such as not obtaining insurance or skipping the survey. These issues can create unnecessary risks that may damage your possessions.
Here are a few tips to potentially lower the cost of moving:

  • Declutter your home before packing
  • Donate or sell large, bulky items
  • Hire an experienced moving company

Decluttering your home and choosing to donate or sell a few large, bulky items may reduce the volume of items you need to transport. Removing items before the move can lower costs and make it easier to organise your remaining belongings.

However, one of the most effective ways to ensure that you pay a fair price is to choose a reputable company for your home removal. Choosing a trusted local mover keeps you from overpaying.

You can rely on us for the best prices, no matter the volume of items you need to move or your current location. We offer competitive rates for all house removals and related services, including packing and disassembly services.

We also offer free surveys. A survey helps ensure you receive an accurate quote and avoid paying more than you need. It lets our movers understand the total volume of items and whether you require additional services. It also allows our team to assess any potential restrictions, such as additional sets of stairs or alternative paths for moving large items out of the property.